Canonical, the team behind world's most popular open source operating system announced their plan to collaborate with Cisco, one of the popular network solution provider, for developing Policy Based OpenStack clouds.
According to official announcement made by canonical in ubuntu insights page:
Canonical is pleased that Cisco, developer of the Application Centric Infrastructure is joining the Ubuntu Cloud OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL). Cisco implements application policy as part of OpenStack Group Based Policy (GBP) and the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) – delivering application policies to improve performance and simplify management of private clouds.As the OpenStack ecosystem continues to grow rapidly, so does our OpenStack Interoperability Lab. In OIL, Canonical conducts interoperability testing on 3,000 plus cloud configurations each month, now with Cisco ACI along with 32 other OIL partners on Ubuntu OpenStack. OIL delivers customers the confidence that components of an OpenStack cloud work together – making it easier to deploy and consume cloud resources. OIL will provide Juju charms for Cisco ACI APIC and GBP, making it extremely easy to deploy application policy in OpenStack.