Beginning with Mirantis OpenStack 6.0, Fuel features the ability to install plug-ins along with your environment. Fuel plugins are downloadable software components that enable you to add new capabilities to your environments in a flexible, repeatable and reliable manner. There is no need to install drivers and patches manually after Fuel deploys your cloud – plug-ins do this for you. You can download several of these plug-ins right now, and you can even build them yourself, if you have specific deployment needs.
OpenStack makes it possible for IT platform suppliers to innovate by making a range of drivers and plug-ins and participate in the open source cloud. However, taking advantage of these plug-ins and getting them operational in real-world IaaS environments often requires arcane expertise, particularly when integrated across multiple services. Consider these advantages: