Midokura Adds OpenStack Liberty, Container Support to MEM
Midokura officials also say their MEM SDN platform is being integrated into Canonical's Ubuntu OpenStack distribution.Network virtualization vendor Midokura is rolling out the latest version of its enterprise-class software-defined networking offering that includes support of the latest release of the OpenStack cloud platform and the increasingly popular container technology. Midokura officials announced the release of the latest version of Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) this week during the OpenStack Summit in Tokyo. Also at the show, officials unveiled that MEM was being integrated with the Ubuntu OpenStack distribution, a move that will help the company expand the reach of the software-defined networking (SDN) platform while bringing a network overlay to Canonical's offering. The support of the Liberty release continues Midokura's embrace of OpenStack and open-source platforms. The company a year ago open-sourced its MidoNet technology in hopes of accelerating adoption of the technology within the OpenStack community. Four months later, officials announced MEM—the enterprise edition of its SDN platform—would support the Juno release of OpenStack as well as VMware's vSphere software and Red Hat's Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6. The OpenStack Liberty support helps expand what customers can do with MEM, according to Midokura CEO Dan Dumitriu.
"Much like the recently unveiled OpenStack Liberty release, our new MEM technology delivers on the industry's requests of a diverse community of OpenStack and container users," Dumitriu said in a statement. "There's a clear pent-up demand for automation as infrastructure density increases and our new technology release squarely addresses this."