Accelerating Neutron with Intel DPDK from #vBrownBag session at OpenStack Summit Atlanta 2014.
1. Many OpenStack deployments use Open vSwitch plugin for Neutron.
2. But its performance and scalability are not enough for production.
3. Intel DPDK vSwitch - an DPDK optimized version of Open vSwitch developed by Intel and publicly available at 01.org. But it doesn't have enough functionality for Neutron. We have implemented the needed parts included GRE and ARP stacks. Neutron pluging
4. We got 5 times performance improving for netwroking in OpenStack!