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Brocade proposes OpenStack multi-tenancy solution

Network firm submits suggestion at OpenStack Summit

Brocade proposes OpenStack multi-tenancy solution
Cheng: Public and private clouds are still evolving.

Networking solutions vendor Brocade today at the OpenStack Summit proposed a new service, jointly developed with China's Huawei, to support inter-data centre multi-tenancy.

For companies with multiple data centres, the proposed service is expected to provide "a more flexible and automated solution" that addresses the challenge of maintaining connectivity and policy context for virtual machines migrating between data centres.

"This proposal is the first effort of its kind and addresses a key challenge for companies using multiple data centres as a distributed pool of on-demand resources," Brocade said in a statement.

Past OpenStack contributions from Brocade include Fibre Channel (FC) Zone Manager, which was released as part of the OpenStack Icehouse release.

"We have been working with the OpenStack Community for many years," said Ken Cheng, chief technology officer, Brocade.

"We value the innovation that results from the intense development effort of the participating members and are committed to ongoing contributions to help move the industry forward.

"Public and private clouds are still evolving, so Brocade continues to prioritise projects such as OpenStack and OpenDaylight to enhance the orchestration and control framework for cloud infrastructure and services. Collaboration efforts like this are what help customers deploy enhanced cloud services."

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