SOURCE: Midokura


July 20, 2015 09:03 ET

Midokura to Present at OSCON Open Cloud Day 2015

Session by Network Virtualization Vendor Leader Will Cover "Building Open Source with Open Source"

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 20, 2015) - Midokura, the global innovator in software network virtualization, today announced that Susan Wu, director of technical marketing, and Adam Johnson, VP business, will present at Open Cloud Day at OSCON, taking place July 20 - 24, 2015 in Portland, Oregon. In the session, "Building Open Source with Open Source," Susan and Adam will discuss how the architects behind MidoNet, a popular open source network virtualization solution, use other open source technologies to design distributed systems for Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) clouds.

Presentation Details-at-a-Glance

What: "Building Open Source with Open Source"
When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. PDT
Where: Room F150, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon
Who: Susan Wu, director of technical marketing at Midokura, and Adam Johnson, VP business at Midokura

The concept of building our own open source distributed systems for networking was born out of necessity to process the massive traffic traversing through two of the world's most visited sites, Amazon and Google. These architects who are now building today's open source distributed systems and network virtualization have chosen open source technologies as building blocks.

This session will explore how the architects behind MidoNet, a popular open source network virtualization solution, use other open source technologies such as Zookeeper and Cassandra to design distributed systems for IaaS clouds.

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 such as Interzone, Cloudcon/Data360 and SNIA. Honored by the Cloud Network of Women (CloudNOW) organization as one of the Top Women in Cloud for 2013, Susan is passionate about advancing women's contribution to the cloud industry. She serves on the board of directors for CloudNOW.

About Adam Johnson
Adam Johnson is VP business (Alliances, Marketing, Sales) and a founding member of Midokura. He has built and manages the Global Technical Services organization, and started the US office for Midokura. Prior to joining Midokura, Adam was founder and COO of Genkii, doing strategic consulting and development for social media and virtual worlds, with a focus on open source solutions. Adam has spoken at renowned industry events such as OpenStack Summit, OpenDaylight Summit, Open Networking Summit, DevOps Summit, Interop, VMworld, ITEXPO, and many others. His technical specialties are CoffeeScript, Python, C/C++, Java, Objective-C, Ruby, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, scalable architectures, product strategy and development, consulting, open source development, and the Japanese tech industry.

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.

For more information about OSCON 2015, please visit:

Event Venue
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97232

Connect with Midokura
To schedule private meetings with Midokura executives at OSCON 2015, 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, a Silver Member of the OPNFV Project and a member of the OpenDaylight Project, 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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