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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

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

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 …

An Architect’s view on Network Virtualization – Part II

This is a two-part post – Part 1 introduces the network concepts associated with MidoNet architecture and discusses the concepts of complexity to network edges. Part 2 (this post) describes distributed databases, overlay model and traffic flow. Distributed Databases Control plane state is all about how much information a protocol needs to manage. State can Read More …

An Architect’s view on Network Virtualization

This is a two-part post – Part 1 (this post) introduces the components associated with MidoNet network virtualization architecture and discusses the concept of moving complexity to network edges. Part 2 describes distributed databases, overlay model and traffic flow through the virtual network. Introduction There has been a dramatic shift in networking – landscapes have Read More …

Executive Viewpoint 2016 Prediction: Midokura

By working with the leading OpenStack distributions and converged infrastructures, we at Midokura sit at a unique vantage point to look over the horizon and report on what’s to come. Here are our predictions for 2016 and beyond, specifically in the Internet of Things and in regards to the overall state of networking: Read More …

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

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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 …

What’s New in the Latest MEM release?

Midokura is out with a new release of Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) that supports OpenStack Kilo and Docker. Embraced by DevOps and NetOps at organizations of all types and by service providers offering public, private and managed clouds, Midokura Enterprise MidoNet is relied upon to provide network virtualization for cloud operators to build isolated networks Read More …