Calico, or Project Calico, is a virtual networking technology for containers that provides a flat IP network that runs without encapsulation.

Containerized Control Plane (CCP)

Containerized Control Plane (CCP) is an architecture in which each service runs in a separate container. Such architecture simplifies lifecycle management of the CCP components.


An open source object storage platform that provides block, and file storage through a proxy interface.

CI/CD pipeline

CI/CD pipeline provides a means to install, configure, and update the MCP configuration and components.


The OpenStack Block Storage service (Cinder) provides block storage to an OpenStack environment. The management of block storage devices is performed either through a Logical Volume Manager or through Cinder plugins.

Compute nodes

A compute node is a physical or virtual server that performs all computational tasks in a cloud environment. For example, all tenant virtual machines are launched on the compute nodes. Hardware configuration of a compute node depends on the number of virtual machines that run on the node, applications that you run on the virtual machines, and types of workloads.

Compute service

The OpenStack Compute service, or Nova, is responsible for managing compute nodes. The OpenStack Compute service interacts with other components of an OpenStack environment to provide life cycle management of the compute nodes and virtual machine instances. Major Nova components can be hosted on multiple servers and use message queues for communication between components.


ConfigMap is a Kubernetes API resource that enables delivery of configuration files separately from Docker images. MCP uses Config map to deliver configuration changes to production environments.

Control plane

The cloud within MCP has multiple control planes providing the control plane services to the overall platform including OpenStack control, K8s control, OpenContrail control, Ceph control.