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MEM Fabric – Preface (Part 1)

“Why does my application yield such bad performance?” What if you are a cloud operator and this is coming from one of your customers? Private or  public cloud, it does not really matter, the only difference is whether the complaint comes from an internal or external customer. Nonetheless, you, as an operator responsible for the 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …