Highlights from OpenStack Summit Barcelona 2016

Midokura had a great week at the OpenStack Summit Barcelona. Whether you were there in person or in spirit, the energy, collaboration, and user stories coming out of that event were phenomenal. Some of our customers like Overstock.com were featured in the OpenStack’s “The World Runs on OpenStack” campaign. The theme for the OpenStack Newton release Read More …

Kubernetes, are you ready for networking done the MidoNet way?

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In this post, we will introduce  MidoNet virtual networking integration with Kubernetes. Introduction Kubernetes, as it’s stated in the official documentation, is an open-source platform for automating deployment, scaling, and operations of application containers across clusters of hosts, providing container-centric infrastructure. Kubernetes is portable, expandable and self healing platform builds upon experience that Google has Read More …

Vote for OpenStack Summit Barcelona

Session voting is now open for OpenStack Summit Barcelona Founded as a Roman city in the Middle Ages, Barcelona has some of the most unique and inspiring architecture in the world. It’s also the location of the next OpenStack Summit! While you’re attending the summit, take a side tour to Gaudí’s Casa Batlló, La Sagrada Read More …

MEM Fabric (Part 2) – The challenge of debugging application performance in the cloud

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Troubleshooting an SDN-based cloud environment is challenging. The network operator interacts with the logical overlay, but lacks direct visibility into the physical underlay where many problems occur. A tenant may complain about poor application performance. But the traditional tools for debugging networking and performance problems, widely documented online, are ill-suited for debugging performance on software running Read More …

NFV Update: MidoNet & Open Security Controller

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Introduction The advent of virtualisation initiates many changes to infrastructure paradigms. Initially, it started with data centre compute and storage modules. Compute virtualization gave rise to the virtual machine enabling data centres to host thousands of customers requiring flexible compute capacity. However, the network module lagged severely limiting the agility of cloud data centres. Why Read More …

MEM Fabric – Preface (Part 1)

“Why does my application yield such bad performance?” What if you are a cloud operator and this is coming from one of your customers? Private or  public cloud, it does not really matter, the only difference is whether the complaint comes from an internal or external customer. Nonetheless, you, as an operator responsible for the Read More …

Project Solum Introduction

OpenStack Experts Series Webinar Give developers some building blocks and space to create, and they will build amazing things. Solum provides just that and more! The goal behind OpenStack Project Solum is to create a cloud application development platform that makes IaaS cloud services easier to consume. Think of Solum like a modern Heroku-like platform-as-a-service Read More …

Project Magnum Introduction

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OpenStack Experts Series Webinar Infrastructure Management for Containers Containerizing a single application and running it elsewhere, say on a public cloud is pretty straightforward and the Docker toolset and image format is generally sufficient for that use case. Just consider a simple web application deployed using containers. There will be a web server (or many), Read More …

MidoNet Rule Chains

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Introduction Initially, the protocols and standards used to connect networks were designed without any security in mind. The main focus was connectivity, less attention was directed on securing protocols and connections. Over the last decade, the use case of applications has expanded greatly. As a result, the attack surface has too expanded and the original Read More …

OpenStack Summit Austin #PinotWithPino

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Announcing our #PinotWithPino OpenStackSummit Austin Twitter Contest! Here at Midokura, we are beyond excited for OpenStack Summit Austin (running April 25-28, 2016) – now just under a month away. No one does OpenStack like OpenStack Summit, with its informative and cool sessions and the awesomeness of the OpenStack community. Since its debut in 2010, OpenStack Read More …