My second book titled “Software Defined Networking with OpenStack” is almost ready to be available publicly. You can find the overview of the book below.

With OpenStack Summit going on in Barcelona, my publishers, Packt, have graciously announced pre-launch discounts for the new book. You can get the following discounts:

  • 15% off on Print copies (code: SDNWOS15)
  • 50% off on eBooks (code: SDNWOS50)

Both discounts available at my publisher website. Discounts valid until Oct 28, 2016 (till end of the OpenStack Summit).

Overview of the book

Networking is one the pillars of OpenStack and OpenStack Networking are designed to support programmability and Software-Defined Networks. OpenStack Networking has been evolving from simple APIs and functionality in Quantum to more complex capabilities in Neutron.

Armed with the basic knowledge, this book will help the readers to explore popular SDN technologies, namely, OpenDaylight (ODL), OpenContrail, Open Network Operating System (ONOS) and Open Virtual Network (OVN).

The first couple of chapters will provide an overview of OpenStack Networking and SDN in general. Thereafter a set of chapters are devoted to OpenDaylight (ODL), OpenContrail and their integration with OpenStack Networking. The book then introduces you to Open Network Operating System (ONOS) which is fast becoming a carrier grade SDN platform. We will conclude the book with overview of upcoming SDN projects within OpenStack namely OVN and Dragonflow.

By the end of the book, the readers will be familiar with SDN technologies and know how they can be leveraged in an OpenStack based cloud.