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MidoNet gains as the OpenStack network driver of choice for large scale clouds

MidoNet gains as the OpenStack network driver of choice for large scale clouds, surpassing Cisco and Juniper OpenContrail The OpenStack community has spoken. Designed for large scale clouds, MidoNet is the leading 3rd party networking plug-in for OpenStack deployments, ahead of Cisco and Juniper OpenContrail. OpenStack’s ninth User Survey reports the technology choices, use cases Read More …

Slaying the Garbage Collection dragon

JVM Garbage collection is a generational collector. This means it splits the heap into multiple generations, which it calls Eden, Survivor and Old. By broad strokes, it works like this: New allocations are made in Eden. When eden fills up, a young GC cycle kicks in and copies any still living objects to the survivor Read More …

10 days to OpenStack Summit Boston!

Organizations of all sizes from all corners of the globe are adopting OpenStack since it debut in 2010.  In less than 10 days, the next OpenStack Summit will be held in Boston.   Every 6 months, the OpenStack Foundation launches the OpenStack User Survey. The latest 9th OpenStack user survey shows 44% more deployment than Read More …

Midokura Enterprise MidoNet release 5.4

Introducing the latest release of Midokura Enterprise MidoNet, the leader in Cloud Networking for Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0 has been defined as the digitalization of the industrial manufacturing sector. More than just the latest trend or buzzword, organizations that undertaken IOT technologies in their products/solutions are expected to be 10% more profitable according to Forbes. Read More …

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?

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

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

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 …