SOURCE: Midokura


October 27, 2015 03:01 ET

Midokura Launches New Network Virtualization Solution to Support OpenStack Liberty Release and Soaring Popularity in Containers

Latest Midokura Enterprise MidoNet Technology Provides Container Networking and Reinforcement for Kuryr to Advance the Modern Enterprise

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and TOKYO, JAPAN--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2015) - OPENSTACK SUMMIT TOKYO - Midokura, the global innovator in software network virtualization, today announced the latest release of its award-winning Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) technology, a scalable network virtualization solution designed for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds. The production-ready, enterprise-grade new MEM release supports Liberty -- the latest OpenStack release -- as well as the growing popularity of containers in the modern enterprise.

"Much like the recently unveiled OpenStack Liberty release, our new MEM technology delivers on the industry's requests of a diverse community of OpenStack and container users," said Dan Dumitriu, CEO of Midokura. "There's a clear pent-up demand for automation as infrastructure density increases and our new technology release squarely addresses this."

Midokura's MEM technology is gaining traction among enterprise customers across the globe. It offers an intelligent, software-based network abstraction layer between the hosts and the physical network, by decoupling the IaaS cloud from the network hardware. In turn, operators can build isolated networks in software to overlay the existing hardware-based network infrastructure. The result is per-tenant network control, allowing operators to create and make changes to the virtual network without disturbing the physical infrastructure via the intuitive MidoNet Manager.

Today's release of MEM is one of the industry's first Neutron plug-ins supporting OpenStack Liberty. It also supports OpenStack Kilo and Juno, and is designed to advance container networking with the new Kuryr project. Kuryr, which integrates directly with native container networking components, such as libnetwork, is the gateway between the container networking APIs and use cases, and the Neutron APIs and services. It bridges the gaps between Docker and Neutron and will drive the changes necessary to fill in the missing pieces in Neutron.

Midokura plans further improvements with Kuryr in its future MEM releases. In fact, Midokura Software Engineer Antoni Segura Puimedon is a Kuryr project leader. Puimedon, along with Gal Sagie, software architect at Huawei and a fellow Kuryr project leader, will present a joint session on Kuryr at OpenStack Summit Tokyo, "Kuryr - Docker Networking in an OpenStack World." Scheduled for Wednesday, October 28 at 12:05 pm JST, this session will introduce Kuryr and show how it provides networking for containers in vanilla Docker environments and mixing and matching container-based and virtual environments within the OpenStack cloud.

Availability and Pricing
The latest version of MEM is available today. Midokura is offering a free 30-day software evaluation that includes enterprise-grade 24/7 support, documentation, hardened packages and the MidoNet Manager (GUI).

Midokura also offers an open source version of the core MidoNet technology, which is quickly gaining in popularity among organizations of all sizes in more than 120 countries. To learn more about open source MidoNet, visit:

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About Midokura
Founded in 2010, Midokura was an early global leader in network virtualization. The company's pedigree includes Amazon, Cisco, Google and VMware. With its Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) solution, Midokura offers the industry a complete overlay technology that integrates with cloud platforms, such as OpenStack. Now gaining awareness in 122 countries, the source code for MidoNet is freely available at MidoNet delivers the first truly open, vendor-agnostic network virtualization solution available to the OpenStack community. Midokura is a contributing member of the OpenStack Networking (Neutron) Project, Open Platform for NFV Project and the Open Container Initiative.

Midokura has offices in San Francisco, Tokyo and Barcelona, and is on the web at Follow us on Twitter: @midokura.

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