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 …

Vote for Midokura OpenStack Summit Paris Speaking Submissions

Vote for Midokura OpenStack Summit Paris Speaking Submissions It’s so exciting to see how fast OpenStack has grown in both popularity and use. Being one of the early contributors of the OpenStack community since day one, Midokura has flourished along with its best friend. We will be at the OpenStack Summit in Paris this November. 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 …

Benefits of Network Virtualization to Enterprise Customers

Virtualization has changed the world of datacenter infrastructure in Enterprises. It has helped Enterprises to reduce the footprint in their datacenters, avoid high CapEx and reduced OpEx with this converged infrastructure and automate the provisioning of the compute nodes. With virtualization, the compute nodes can now be provisioned in a matter of seconds. But compute Read More …

Peeling back the layers of the software defined data center

Many companies today are adopting the term ‘Software-Defined Data Center.’ Some refer to it as extending the notions of abstraction, pooling and automation to all data center resources – such as the traditional areas compute, network and storage as well as the power and cooling. Equally important is the ability to be able to manage all of this via Read More …

Executive Viewpoint 2014 Prediction: Midokura

People will Start to Pay Attention to “Other” Vendors Whenever you see server market share rankings, you see prominent server makers brand populate the top-tier year after year. Recently, you may have noticed that the catch-all category of “other” have started to creep up in market share (if not in revenue). These makers are also Read More …