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Does OpenStack support Multi-tenant cloud structures?

asked 2014-01-13 08:16:07 -0600

Essich gravatar image

updated 2014-01-13 08:18:15 -0600

Can OpenStack create different private virtual networks; where these networks consist of VMs that can be created from the virtual network from a resource pool assigned by the main service provider?

Scenario: Company_A buys a pool of resources from Host_Company for their virtual network. Company_A then wants to have the ability to use these resources to create the number and size of VMs as Company_A's admin chooses. Company_A wants their virtual network to be private from all other virtual networks being hosted by Host_Company, thus Company_B does not even know that Company_A exists or that it is being hosted by the same Host_Company.

Can such a structure be deployed by OpenStack with all the available OpenStack products?

Host Server : (One OpenStack deployment on vSphere managed hardware) =>

               -> Virtual Network A -> VM_A1
                                    -> VM_A2
                                    -> VM_A3
                                    -> VM_A...

               -> Virtual Network B -> VM_B1
                                    -> VM_B2
                                    -> VM_B3
                                    -> VM_B...
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answered 2014-01-13 09:58:46 -0600

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OpenStack absolutely supports this sort of multi-tenant cloud. Using Neutron networking, a tenant can create multiple private networks that are completely isolated from networks created by other tenants. The Neutron Use Cases section of the OpenStack training guides provides several example architectures that are supported by OpenStack.

In general, the OpenStack documentation site is a great place to go for "can openstack do this..." sorts of questions.

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Thanks for the answer Larsks

Essich gravatar imageEssich ( 2014-01-14 07:47:42 -0600 )edit

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