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What Every OpenStack Nova User Needs To Know

By Gary Hilson | March 18, 2015

The release of OpenStack Juno in October 2014 added a slew of new features to the Nova component that include networking capabilities, but as work continues on the next-generation Kilo release, experts say users can expect more advanced features in a component called Neutron with which Nova will coexist.

Nova, the cloud-based fabric controller used to provide OpenStack infrastructure-as-a-service, originally was the sole networking piece within OpenStack. In 2011, however, the OpenStack Quantum project, renamed Neutron, was started as a dedicated effort within OpenStack to provide full Software Defined Networking (SDN) capabilities and as a possible replacement for Nova.

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