Project Calico’s mission is to provide an open pure L3 approach to virtual networking for highly scalable data centers that integrates seamlessly with could orchestration systems (such as OpenStack) to enable secure IP communication between virtual machines, containers, or bare metal workloads.
Download URL: https://github.com/projectcalico/calico
|Relevant Categories||NFVI - Switching and Routing|
|Related Foundation||N/A (Tigera)|
Calico’s simple approach to data center networking integrates seamlessly with cloud orchestration systems to enable secure IP communication between virtual machines, containers, or bare metal workloads. Based on the same scalable IP network principles as the Internet, Calico leverages the existing Linux kernel forwarding engine without the need for virtual switches or overlays. Each host propagates workload reachability information (routes) to the rest of the data center.
|Developer Community Size||68 Contributors|
|Last Release Date||October 2017|
|Code Base Size||18K Lines of code|