Overstock.com recently made the big leap from nova-network to Neutron networking in order to increase network resiliency and reduce failover time. We also chose to use the MidoNet Neutron plugin.
The results have been fantastic!
It used to be that moving 100 networks from the active nova-network node to the passive one resulted in network downtime for fifteen long, finger-crossing, pit-sweating minutes for us. Now that we have fully distributed, active/active network gateways, there is no failover. We now perform maintenance and reboots on our gateways and controllers in the middle of the day and our users do not feel it. We also gained full visibility into all of our network flows within our clouds!
As an extra bonus, we now get to sit at the cool kids' table and throw around neat buzz-words like "SDN" and "VxLAN Tunnels".
Come join us and we'll tell you what we did and show you how well it works.
By attending this session you will learn how Overstock.com overcame shortcomings in our original OpenStack networking implementation by deploying a robust SDN solution built on Neutron and MidoNet.