We've used Gluon to help us create new interfaces for our NFV needs, and we explain why and how.
Gluon is a service that lets you use multiple network APIs simultaneously in the same cloud. Gluon lets a developer create new APIs that deal with very different networking environments without making radical changes to core Neutron.
A coalition of service providers and network vendors, brought together via OPNFV, have been exploring possibilities using this new option, and we report on the approach.
The Telecom/NFV track is brought to you by OpenStack and OPNFV.
After a highlight of the use cases we will discuss how - from a service provider perspective - Gluon has let us advance the state of the cloud networking art, and how - from a network controller perspective - Gluon has allowed us to rapidly create new network functionality and use it within OpenStack.