SOURCE: Midokura


August 12, 2015 13:10 ET

Midokura to Present at Leading CloudOpen North America and OpenStack Industry Events in Seattle

Susan Wu to Present on SDN and DevOps and Moderate OpenStack Panel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2015) - Midokura, the global innovator in software network virtualization, today announced that Director of Technical Marketing Susan Wu will present at two leading industry events in Seattle, Washington: CloudOpen North America, set for August 17-19, 2015, and OpenStack Day Seattle, on August 20.

** CloudOpen North America Session Details-at-a-Glance **

What: "DevOps for Networking: Pets or Cattle?"
When: Wednesday, August 19, 3:00pm - 3:50pm PT
Where: Grand Ballroom D, Sheraton Seattle, 1400 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA
Who: Susan Wu, director of technical marketing at Midokura

Susan will be presenting on the concept of the "pets vs. cattle" metaphor. When referring to virtual machines (VMs) in the cloud, "cattle" VMs are all alike, of equal importance and easily replaced. "Pet" VMs are customized to run specific workloads, and work to restore them when they go down. Software-defined networking (SDN) is DevOps for networking, and as such, along with network virtualization, is the basis of the cattle approach.

Failures happen, inevitably at the worst times, and networks are not easily disposable, as you can't just spin up new virtual routers and toss them if they don't behave. But if an enterprise is using an overlay, you can simulate failures much more easily using APIs. This session will cover reconciling the "pet" and "cattle" strategies in networking so enterprises can keep productive and workloads up and running.

To learn more about CloudOpen North America and to register, go to:

** OpenStack Day Seattle Panel Details-at-a-Glance **

What: OpenStack Community & Diversity Panel Discussion
When: Thursday, August 20, 11:35am - 12:00pm PT
Where: Washington Athletic Club, 1325 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA
Who: Moderated by Susan Wu, director of technical marketing at Midokura. Panelists include representatives from Metacloud (now part of Cisco), Blue Box, HP Cloud, Intel and Rackspace.

To learn more about OpenStack Day Seattle and to register, go to:

About Susan Wu
Susan Wu is responsible for technical marketing at Midokura. She previously led product positions for Oracle/Sun, Citrix, AMD and Docker. She is a frequent speaker for industry conferences and has been honored by the Cloud Network of Women (CloudNOW) organization as one of the Top Women in Cloud, Susan also serves on the board of directors for CloudNOW.

The open source version of MidoNet is quickly gaining in popularity around the globe by organizations of all sizes. The MidoNet platform provides a software layer directly within existing physical network hardware, turning physical machines into a virtual platform that can scale to hundreds of thousands of virtual ports.

Connect with Midokura
To schedule a private meeting with Susan at CloudOpen North America or OpenStack Day Seattle, please contact Follow the company on Twitter: @midokura

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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. A contributor to the OpenStack Networking (Neutron) Project and Open Platform for NFV Project, and member of the Open Container Initiative, Midokura has made the source code for MidoNet freely available at, delivering the first truly open, vendor-agnostic network virtualization solution available for the OpenStack community.

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

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