SOURCE: Midokura


October 11, 2012 09:03 ET

Midokura to Sponsor and Present at OpenStack Summit San Diego 2012

Network Virtualization Startup Midokura to Sponsor and Present at Premier OpenStack Event

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 11, 2012) - Midokura, a global startup focused on network virtualization, today announced its participation and sponsorship at the OpenStack Summit, held October 15-18 in San Diego. Key Midokura executives are set to participate as speakers and panelists at the conference.

The OpenStack Summit is a four-day conference for developers, users and administrators of OpenStack Cloud Software. OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the open source Cloud computing platform for public and private Clouds. Midokura is an active member of the OpenStack community and recognized as a top contributor to the project. Midokura will be exhibiting at booth E1.

Midokura Presentation and Panel Details At-A-Glance

What: How to Scale Out Networking in the Cloud: Making a Case for Network Virtualization
Who: Ben Cherian, Chief Strategy Officer for Midokura
When: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, at 3:40 PM PDT
Where: Manchester A, OpenStack Summit San Diego 2012 at the San Diego Manchester Grand Hyatt.
Presentation Summary: Limitations of hardware-dependent networks are preventing enterprises from realizing the full potential of cloud computing, and therefore vastly limiting the return on their investment. Virtualizing the network is a promising new approach. In this session, Ben Cherian will educate the audience on what network virtualization is and the potential for this modern approach.

What: Network Virtualization-The Next Big Thing?
Who: Dan Dumitriu, CTO and co-founder, Midokura; Gavin Pratt, Senior Product Manager, HP; Mike Cohen, Director of Strategic Alliances, Big Switch Networks; Ken Pepple [moderator], Vice President, Cloud Technology Partners
When: Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at 1:50 PM PDT
Where: Manchester D, OpenStack Summit 2012 at the San Diego Manchester Grand Hyatt.
Panel Summary: Panelists will discuss VMware's recent acquisition of Nicira, the estimated market opportunity for network virtualization, realities of enterprise adoption, challenges to standard OpenStack networking and also the different technical approaches. The panel will conclude with predictions from the panelists and an interactive Q&A with the audience.

Midokura is also announcing the kick off of its #midonet OpenStack Twitter contest. During the OpenStack summit, if an attendee tweets something that's OpenStack-related and adds the #midonet hashag, they are eligible for a chance to win prizes. The tweet can be about any product, service, or person within the OpenStack-community. Visit the following link to learn more:

Register for the OpenStack Summit San Diego 2012 at:

About Midokura
Midokura is a global startup focused on network virtualization. Founded in 2010, the team has a pedigree including Amazon and Google, and has spent more than two years building MidoNet, a complete overlay network virtualization solution that integrates with cloud platforms such as OpenStack. Midokura has offices in San Francisco, Tokyo and Barcelona, and is on the web at

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