[openstack-dev] [Neutron] Building a new open source NFV system for Neutron

Michael Bright mjbrightfr at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 16:35:39 UTC 2014

Hi Luke,

Very pleased to see this initiative in the OpenStack/NFV space.

A dumb question - how do you see this related to the ongoing
     "[openstack-dev] [nova] [neutron] PCI pass-through network support"

discussion on this list?

Do you see that work as one component within your proposed architecture for
or an alternative implementation?


SDN/NFV Solution Architect

On 10 January 2014 16:11, Luke Gorrie <luke at snabb.co> wrote:

> Howdy Stackers!
> We are developing a new open source Network Functions Virtualization
> driver for Neutron. I am writing to you now to ask for early advice
> that could help us to smoothly bring this work upstream into OpenStack
> Juno.
> The background is that we are open source developers working to
> satisfy the NFV requirements of large service provider networks
> including Deutsche Telekom's TeraStream project [1] [2]. We are
> developing a complete NFV stack for this purpose: from the DPDK-like
> traffic plane all the way up to the Neutron ML2 driver.
> We are developing against Havana, we attended the Icehouse summit and
> had a lot of great discussions in Hong Kong, and our ambition is to
> start bringing running code upstream into Juno.
> Our work is 100% open source and we want to work in the open with the
> wider OpenStack community. Currently we are in "heads-down hacking
> mode" on the core functionality, but it would be wonderful to connect
> with the upstream communities who we hope to be working with more in
> the future (that's you guys).
> More details on Github:
> https://github.com/SnabbCo/snabbswitch/tree/snabbnfv-readme/src/designs/nfv
> Thanks for reading!
> Cheers,
> -Luke
> [1] Ivan Pepelnjak on TeraStream:
> http://blog.ipspace.net/2013/11/deutsche-telekom-terastream-designed.html
> [2] Peter Löthberg's presentation on TeraStream at RIPE 67:
> https://ripe67.ripe.net/archives/video/3/
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