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 …

OpenStack Summit Austin #PinotWithPino

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

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 …