Midokura Integrates its Network Virtualization Technology with Ubuntu

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  • Midokura’s MidoNet Now Available to Canonical Customers Via Juju Charms Plugin, Offers Networking Overlay That Is Both Easy to Deploy and Scale

Midokura, the global innovator in software network virtualization, has announced the integration of its flagship Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) technology with Ubuntu OpenStack. Now, users can benefit from the power of an integrated cloud solution that combines industry-leading technology from Midokura with the most widely deployed commercial distribution of OpenStack.

According to recent figures from the The OpenStack Foundation, Ubuntu is the choice for OpenStack. Over 51% of all OpenStack clouds are based on Ubuntu Server and in large scale production OpenStack clouds with over 1000 users, Ubuntu represents over 65% of the installations compared to 23% for the next most popular option.

“Canonical continues to expand our SDN ecosystem to ease the deployment of OpenStack with an SDN. Midokura is an Ubuntu Cloud partner, and today Midokura Enterprise MidoNet is available to our customers through the MidoNet Juju Charm. The simplicity and agility inherent in MEM’s distributed architecture is now easier to deploy with OpenStack,” said John Zannos, Canonical VP of WW Alliances and Ecosystem. “With this seamless integration in place, Ubuntu OpenStack and MEM will be deployable in minutes using Juju and the MidoNet Juju Charm.”

Juju is an open source service modeling and deployment tool, led by Canonical. Via Charms, Juju lets you design, deploy, connect and scale services for solutions of any size. The Midokura Juju Charm is immediately available in the Charm Store – a collection of Charms that have been tested and approved by Canonical.

“Canonical is known for delivering outstanding support to production customers of Ubuntu OpenStack,” said Dan Dumitriu, CEO of Midokura. “The only remaining gap has been the need for a networking overlay that is both easy to deploy and scale. Today, we are delighted to plug this gap with the availability of the MidoNet Juju Charm for Ubuntu OpenStack. Midokura looks forward to delivering simpler, more agile and more secure networking to Canonical customers worldwide as they are now able to access our award-winning Midokura Enterprise MidoNet network virtualization technology.”

Midokura’s flagship product, Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM), is a network virtualization platform aimed at enterprises. Yesterday, Midokura announced the latest release of MEM, which offers support for OpenStack Liberty. To learn more about MEM and to register for a free trial, visit: www.midokura.com/midonet-enterprise.

Midokura also offers an open source version of the core MidoNet technology, which is quickly gaining in popularity among organizations of all sizes in more than 120 countries. To learn more about open source MidoNet, go to: www.midonet.org.

For more information about joining the Charm Partner Programme, visit: http://partners.ubuntu.com/programmes/charm

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