Author Archives: Alexander Gabert

Systems Engineer - Midokura
Alexander Gabert spent the last 6 years doing systems engineering and system operations projects in large companies throughout germany, working for inovex in Karlsruhe. During that time he was responsible for running clusters of databases, big data applications (Hadoop) and high-volume web servers with Varnish caches and CDN infrastructure in front of them.

Coming from this background as an infrastructure engineer he looks at our solution from the view point of our customers.

After having worked together with several networking departments in big companies as someone responsible for applications and (virtual) servers he knows from first-hand practical experience what the actual benefits will be when we introduce network virtualization to face todays data center networking challenges.

Datacenter as code

Hello, today we want to look at a new way of running applications. You certainly know the phrase ‘infrastructure as code’. Also you probably heard of big vendors coining the phrase ‘software defined datacenter’. To a developer who wants to run applications, datacenters have become more and more a code abstraction. And this is a Read More …

Service Chaining Openstack

security group rules

Hello, in this blog article we want to describe two ways of doing service chaining with OpenStack network traffic. What is service chaining and why should i care? Service chaining is used by telco providers and by cloud service providers to inspect traffic using a firewall or an IDS appliance. The appliance will get to Read More …

Building a MidoNet demo environment

Hello, my name is Alex. I work as a field engineer for Midokura. This blog post will¬†serve as an overview how our field team builds OpenStack MidoNet demos for customers and partners and to give you an impression of our daily work as systems engineers. If you like what you see here: we are hiring Read More …