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 …

Polls are open – OpenStack Summit 2016, Austin

“Keep Austin Weird” evolved from a kicky slogan into a mainstream cultural movement,  giving the city a sense of individuality. Austin will be playing host to the next OpenStack Summit in April 2016. Meanwhile, Midokura has blossomed into a global innovator in software network virtualization since open sourcing. It’s time to support our mission to Read More …

How do you use OpenStack?

Your feedback matters. Organizations of all sizes are adopting OpenStack since it debut in 2010.  OpenStack’s global footprint is expanding to industries such as automotive, government/defense, film/media, telecommunications, banking, retail, travel and transportation. Every six months, the OpenStack Foundation launches the OpenStack User Survey, releasing the results at the OpenStack Summit.  The latest survey launched Read More …

An Architect’s view on Network Virtualization – Part II

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

Voting is now open for the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo!

こんにちは Hurry, polls close on Thursday, July 30 at 11:59pm PDT Midokura and our customers and partners huddled together and submitted a few topics into the summit that we think you’ll find interesting. We’ve gone hog wild, our line-up ranges from ecosystem topics like cloud security with Intel, cloud funding with INCJ, NTT Docomo Ventures Read More …