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MidoNet Advantage

mna-1One Network, All Workloads
Run all types of application workloads such as containers and virtual machines, all on a single network.
mna-2Investment Protection
Support any open or proprietary networking hardware in the underlay and avoid vendor lock-in.
mna-3Network Agility
Automate network provisioning. Reduce application time to market from weeks to minutes.
mna-4Network Scalability
Add linear capacity to the network simply by adding x86 nodes, all without any limitations.
mna-5Cross-functional Efficiency
Enable both server engineers and network engineers to create network services for new apps, while minimizing network change requests.
mna-6Security and Compliance
Add fine-grained security and compliance policies without adding operational complexity.

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How MidoNet Works

MidoNet is an open source network virtualization overlay software. With its distributed architecture, it allows enterprises and service providers to build, operate, and manage virtual networks at scale with agility, security and simplicity. Operators can overlay MidoNet on top of their existing hardware and hypervisor software. One network for any platform.

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What is MidoNet

MidoNet moves networking to software by virtualizing Layer 2 to Layer 4 Network Services

MidoNet creates a complete set of logical networking objects and services including bridges, routers, switches, load balancers, firewalls, VPN, DHCP, NAT network services. MidoNet can be deployed onto any IP network. Network services are fully managed independent of underlying hardware.
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Logical Switching
Enable distributed virtual switching, Layer 2 over Layer 3 decoupled from the physical network, all without conventional VLAN limitations like port constraints or exceed device addressing.
Logical Firewall
Enable network segmentation to protect North-South and East-West traffic. A distributed firewall integrated with the Linux kernel lets operators apply fine-grained security policies closer to the traffic flow at the virtual machine and container level.
VPN-as-a-Service
Provide encrypted tunnel traffic to connect multi-site cloud deployments securely.
Hardware VTEP
Applications and data can live anywhere on the network. Simplify management by connecting virtual and physical workloads through a single VXLAN network through a software layer 2 gateway.
Logical Routing
Provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 networking services within the hypervisor. Extends Layer 2 over Layer 3 network while maintaining Layer 2 connectivity.
Logical Layer 4 Load Balancer
Ensure application availability with distributed load balancing in production and/or for disaster recovery scenarios without hardware changes or manual configurations.
Stateful and Stateless Network Address Translation (NAT) and Floating IP addresses
Translate public IP addresses into private IP addresses and in the reverse direction using stateful and stateless NAT. It can also send traffic from an external network to a floating IP address.
MidoNet API
Provide a set of RESTful API for integration into container orchestration engines like Docker Swarm and Kubernetes and any Cloud Management Software like OpenStack, vSphere, and custom platforms.