Openstack Neutron is the networking service. It is similar to AWS VPC or Azure VNET.
- Manual and automatic management of networks and IP addresses.
- Distinct networking models for different applications and user groups.
- Flat networks (VLAN’s) for separating servers and traffic.
- Supports both Static IP addresses and DHCP.
- Floating IP addresses for dynamic rerouting to resources on the network.
- Software-defined networking (SDN), OpenFlow, for multi-tenancy and scalability.
- Management of intrusion detection systems (IDS), load balancing, firewalls, VPN’s, etc.