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Contiv is a 100% open source, production-grade container networking fabric. Initiated by Cisco, Contiv brings industry’s most advanced networking features to OpenShift such as Layer 2, Layer 3 and Cisco ACI SDN networking modes in addition to overlay networking, multi-tenancy, policy-based automation and support for hybrid deployment models. Tightly integrated with OpenShift, Contiv is seamlessly installed using one-step OpenShift Ansible installer.

Features and Benefits


Multiple Networking Modes

Contiv not only supports overlay modes but also Layer 2, Layer 3 and Cisco ACI modes to support the broad variety of use cases and get the networking performance by avoiding multiple layers of overlay encapsulation overhead. With Cisco ACI mode, you can run containers and VMs side-by-side with one single pane for network management.

Policy-Based Automation

Security features are built from the ground-up in Contiv. It enables you to define networking and security policies such as traffic-isolation, micro-segmentation, and bandwidth prioritization. Contiv's policies are portable i.e. you create the policy once, and it will be enforced no matter the number of pods or services that you run. This portability is key in creating 'true' production like scenarios in dev/test or canary deployments and accelerates your DevOps practices.

Run your Containerized Apps Anywhere

Contiv provides the same unified networking fabric no matter where you run your containers - VMs, bare-metal, public or private clouds giving you the complete flexibility and choice.

Integration with Cisco Infrastructure and Availability of Cisco Support

Fully open source, Contiv, natively integrates with Cisco infrastructure such as Cisco ACI, Nexus, and UCS. Cisco Technical Support and Advanced Services offers are available for you if you need award winning, global Cisco subject matter expertise in container networking.

Contiv is a 100% open source, production-grade container networking fabric. Initiated by Cisco, Contiv brings industry’s most advanced networking features to OpenShift such as Layer 2, Layer 3 and Cisco ACI SDN networking modes in addition to overlay networking, multi-tenancy, policy-based automation and support for hybrid deployment models. Tightly integrated with OpenShift, Contiv is seamlessly installed by using the native OpenShift Ansible installer. In addition to OpenShift and Kubernetes, Contiv fully supports Docker Swarm and is the only Docker Certified Networking plugin for Docker deployments. Docker Certification Program recognizes products that excel in quality, collaborative support, and compliance. Adopt containers with confidence and at lower risk by choosing Cisco's Technical Support and Advanced Services offers.
Website
http://contiv.github.io
Primed For
OpenShift Container Platform 3.3
Primed On
2017-03-21