Category Archives: Articles

Extending Load Balancer as a Service (LBaaS) in OpenStack Neutron with MidoNet

Cloud load balancers manage online traffic by distributing workloads across multiple servers and resources—automatically or on demand. Cloud load balancers give users a seamless application experience even under heavy load, making it a popular valued service for cloud operators to offer to their tenants in both public and private cloud implementation. Existing implementations supported by Read More …

Polls are Open: Vote for the Midokura Talks for the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver

Things are off to an exciting start for Midokura in 2015, announcing customer wins just last week. Midokura is proud to say we’re exhibiting at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver. It’s time to weigh in on your favorite topics for the next OpenStack Summit and Midokura is asking for your support. We’ve submitted 10 talks featuring Read More …

Midokura aligns with Dell on Open Platform for NFV

With the specifications for the next generation networks calling for better resource management, faster connectivity to the networks, and smoother transition between networks, existing carrier infrastructure seemed ill-equipped to support those requirements without massive and expensive network upgrades. Along with the Linux Foundation, the industry is tackling those challenges head-on by forming an industry alliance Read More …

Make a New Years’ Resolution: Get involved with Open Source Network Virtualization

As December hits and the holiday atmosphere sets in, it is the time of year to reflect on past accomplishments, kick old habits and set new achievements for the next year. Some people make plans to get healthy. Other people have career aspirations and make plans to acquire new skills. Some people just want to Read More …

The distributed edge: How MidoNet enables hyper-scale networks for cloud service providers

Before working at Midokura, the engineers and software architects who have designed and implemented our network virtualization overlay software have earned their stripes as system engineers building large-scale information systems like websites and the corresponding data backends handling millions of concurrent customers on a daily basis. To successfully operate such high-traffic systems you have to very much adopt the mindset of distributed systems to the very core of every function that your software provides. Read More …

MidoNet for the overlay, Cumulus Linux for the underlay. Like coffee and cream.

This is a joint blog post between Midokura and Cumulus Networks. We’ve announced our partnership to work with Cumulus Networks earlier in 2014 to use Cumulus Linux as a Layer-2 VxLAN Gateway to bridge VLANs in the virtual network world to the VLANs in the physical world. We’ve shipped that code as part of MidoNet Read More …

Virtualized Networks: The Power of Abstractions

Virtualization has changed the world of datacenter infrastructure. It has helped IT groups reduce the hardware footprint in their datacenters, avoid CapEx and reduced OpEx by decoupling the workload from the hardware, and enabled consolidation of workloads. With virtualization, the compute nodes can now be provisioned in a matter of seconds and has received great Read More …

Network virtualization and security: Challenges and opportunities

The market is showing great interest in network virtualization and Software Defined Networking (SDN) as of late and their potential to reduce costs and improve stability, scalability and performance of networks. As with any emerging new technology, it’s important to explore how it affects the security stance for organizations, including new concerns and benefits not previously understood. Read More …

MidoNet L4 Load Balancer

We see load balancers being used everywhere in modern, highly scalable IT systems today. But not only in on premise systems, Load Balancer (LB) is one of the key features that users expect in a public IaaS cloud service because it works very well with Virtual Machines (VM).

In IaaS cloud services, you can launch as many VMs as you like, on demand. This model helps users to build and deploy elastic IT systems in a matter of minutes and has widespread need in fast moving industries and early startup companies. LB is actually a key component that can leverage these dynamically created VMs to serve bursty requests coming over the Internet. Users can launch VMs and hook them up with LB on the fly to handle more traffic and detach VMs and shut them down when the traffic gets smaller.
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The MidoNet Advantage

MidoNet is designed by visionaries and pioneers in distributed systems hailing from the likes of Amazon and Google. With experience in designing successful large scale technologies for the cloud, MidoNet was built for hyper scale and performance. As a result, our approach to network virtualization technology leads the pack, and enables a successful path to Read More …