OpenStack Upgrade Investigations Completed

We have evaluated the RedHat Openstack Newton release and we have confirmed that it is safe to proceed with an upgrade of our flexible compute environment (FCE) over the summer to this new release!

As part of the upgrade we have been able to incorporate CVX network support. This ads direct switch management through OpenStack, rather than the previously inelegant Neutron layer that OpenStack otherwise uses. This is the first big step towards rolling out new systems as bear metal via OpenStack!