SOURCE: Midokura


January 20, 2016 09:03 ET

Midokura to Present at ITEXPO East and FOSDEM

Network Virtualization Innovator to Lead Sessions on Open Source and SDN at Global Industry Events

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 20, 2016) - Midokura, the global innovator in software network virtualization, today announced it will present multiple sessions at ITEXPO East, to be held January 25-28, 2016, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and at FOSDEM, to be held January 30-31 in Brussels, Belgium.

**ITEXPO East Session Details-at-a-Glance**

NFV: The Low Hanging Fruit

  • Who: Cynthia Thomas, Systems Engineer at Midokura and M.H. Raza, Founder and CEO at Fiber Mountain
  • When: Thursday, Jan. 28 from 12:00 - 12:55 p.m. ET
  • Where: Room NS-14, Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
  • Summary: Moderated by Frost & Sullivan Analyst Ronald Gruia, this session will explore NFV and SDN use cases, the economics behind adoption, and a variety of other related topics. Cynthia will also discuss how SDN can be used as a powerful security tool by making use of NVOs to isolate virtual machines from attackers.

**FOSDEM Session Details-at-a-Glance**

Building Open Source with Open Source: The Network in Distributed Systems

  • Who: Nicolas Schiper, Software Engineer at Midokura
  • When: Sunday, Jan. 31 from 10:00 - 10:25 a.m. CET
  • Where: Room AW1.126, Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Solbosch Campus
  • Summary: The architects building MidoNet, an open source network virtualization solution from Midokura, have chosen open source technologies as building blocks. This session will explore how MidoNet relies on Apache ZooKeeper and Kafka to store the virtual network topology and network state such as MAC and ARP tables.

Challenges in Distributed SDN

  • Who: Duarte Nunes, Software Engineer at Midokura
  • When: Sunday, Jan. 31 from 1:00 - 1:25 p.m. CET
  • Where: Room UA2.114 (Baudoux), Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Solbosch Campus
  • Summary: This session will cover the challenges of scalability that cloud-scale, distributed virtual SDN solutions face, the tradeoffs involved, and how these issues are solved in Midokura's MidoNet technology.

Kuryr: Bridging the Docker-VM Networking Gap

  • Who: Antoni Segura Puimedon, Software Engineer at Midokura
  • When: Sunday, Jan. 31 from 1:30 - 2:10 p.m. CET
  • Where: Room, UB2.252A (Lameere), Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Solbosch Campus
  • Summary: This session will provide an introduction to Kuryr, a popular new open source project that makes OpenStack Neutron networking plugins like MidoNet and others available to Docker containers by means of a libnetwork remote driver, as well as a live demo of the integration between the two worlds that will see its release with OpenStack Mitaka.

Midokura's award-winning flagship product, Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM), is a production-ready, enterprise-grade network virtualization solution designed for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds. The company also offers an open source version of the core MidoNet technology, which is quickly gaining in popularity among organizations of all sizes in over 120 countries.

To learn more about MEM and to register for a free trial, visit: To learn more about open source MidoNet, visit:

For more information and to register for ITEXPO East, visit For more information and to register for FOSDEM, 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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