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open source network virtualization for openstack

Akanda is the only open source network virtualization solution built by OpenStack
operators for real OpenStack clouds. Akanda eliminates the need for complex SDN
controllers, overlays and multiple plugins for cloud networking by providing a
simple integrated networking stack (routing, firewall, load balancing) for
connecting and securing multi-tenant OpenStack environments.

Akanda is layer 2 agnostic and interfaces with the OpenStack Neutron REST APIs.
Akanda includes a sophisticated lifecycle management and orchestration platform
to monitor, configure, and manage 3rd party virtualized routers, load balancers
and firewalls.

The Name - Project names are a powerful tool because they can be used to bond teams,
communicate effectively and convey the end goal. Like many projects, we
considered many names until a member of our team sought out to find a word
appropriate for an open project. This word enables us to say something more
clearly and with a bevy of excellent synonyms by using the Sanskrit word
अखण्ड (akhaNDa) which has such lovely connotations as "non-stop, "undivided,
"entire," "whole," and most importantly, "not broken."

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