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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.

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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

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