Network Technology Gap Examined
Cisco, Extreme join OpenStack to address cloud network technology gap.
With the virtualization software industry so proprietary and closed, the networking industry's heritage of standardization and interoperability needs to become a part of the cloud computing industry reports Tech Target. Initially forced to take a backseat to their server and storage counterparts in recent years as virtualization and cloud computing have transformed enterprise application and service delivery, the networking industry and networking professionals are now joining forces to address a gap that has occurred in cloud network technology.
"What we've been working on to date is making sure that network APIs can actually be exposed instead of it all being the most basic set that you have under a compute service. We're exploring with the rest of the community what a [cloud] networking service would look like. That's where our focus is going to be."