Virtualization Featured Article


Midokura Plugin to Enhance Mirantis OpenStack


September 21, 2015

Midokura, a developer of enterprise management software that can handle hundreds of thousands of virtual ports, recently announced its integration with the Mirantis OpenStack.

Mirantis provides companies with the tools they need to launch their own network functions virtualization (NFV) on the OpenStack platform, and it comes integrated with the OpenStack Fuel control plane that helps users automatically deploy services. The Midokura Enterprise Management software layer will now come to Mirantis customers as the MidoNet plugin to provide them all with a scalable networking overlay. Adam Johnson, the vice president of business for Midokura, has more:

“We recognize that Mirantis customers receive outstanding end-to-end support for deploying OpenStack in production,” Johnson said. “The only missing piece was an easy-to-deploy and scalable networking overlay technology. Today, we are delighted to cement our technical and business alliance with Mirantis and fill the gap with the availability of the MidoNet plugin for Fuel.”

This news comes alongside Mirantis's announcement that it will join several partners in a new NFV initiative. Part of its own partner program, Mirantis expects to develop OpenStack as it relates to telecommunication company use of software-defined networking.

Image via Shutterstock

Midokura's MidoNet plugin could provide a compliment to the integration of products Mirantis has already found with its current partners in that initiative – Citrix, Metaswitch, and Overture Networks. Midokura Enterprise Management makes it possible for companies to transform their hardware into virtual platforms that scale to thousands of ports. Those ports can handle the demands of any types of services companies offer, and in the case of telecoms, that means an offering of voice, video, and data for use on devices such as mobile phones.

Customers already used to the community-driven Fuel GUI should find easy access to MidoNet. Fuel provides simple access to all plugins associated with OpenStack, and MidoNet should prove no different. At the end of the day, customers should see their operations as more streamlined and their services easier to deliver as a result of these plugins and user interfaces working in concert.




Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

Article comments powered by Disqus







Click here to share your opinion - What is the "next big thing" to software define in your enterprise or data center?






Featured Blog Entries

Day 4, Cisco Live! 2017 - The Wrap

Day 4 was the final day of our first ever Cisco Live! We had a great show, with many great conversations and new connections with existing and potential end users, resellers, partners and job hunters.

Day 3, Cisco Live! 2017

Day 3 of Cisco Live is history! For Fiber Mountain, we continued to enjoy visits from decision makers and influencers who were eager to share their data center and structured cabling challenges.

Day 2, Cisco Live! 2017

Tuesday was Day 2 of Cisco Live for Fiber Mountain and we continued to experience high levels of traffic, with many high value decision makers and influencers visiting our booth. One very interesting difference from most conferences I attend is that there are no titles on anyone's show badges. This allows open conversations without people being pretentious. I think this is a very good idea.

Day 1, Cisco Live! 2017

Fiber Mountain is exhibiting at Cisco Live! In Las Vegas for the first time ever! Our first day was hugely successful from just about any perspective - from quantity and quality of booth visitors to successful meetings with customers.

Industry News