Superior Networking For OpenStack


If you’re a cloud operator planning to deploy OpenStack for a public or private cloud, MidoNet will help make your deployment a success by solving several problems with the current offerings around networking.



MidoNet Solution

Standard OpenStack networking can be difficult to automate and scale With MidoNet, cloud users can manage and configure their own virtual networks and services centrally.

MidoNet provides an abstraction layer between the physical and virtual world, the underlying hardware can be disparate, multi-vendor networking gear, and it only needs to be configured once.
Using VLANs doesn’t allow for scale-out network isolation. MidoNet automatically isolates tenants on a network-level without using VLANs, and provides a nearly unlimited number of isolated networks
Standard OpenStack networking isn’t designed for resiliency Since Midokura’s DNA is in building fault-tolerant distributed architectures, MidoNet was designed for resiliency since day one.

MidoNet Key Features

  • Fully Distributed Architecture with no single points of failure
  • Fully virtualized Layer 2 through 4 networking
  • VLAN-less VLANs – Virtual L2 Distributed Level Isolation with virtually no limitations
  • Virtual L2 Distributed Switching
  • Virtual L3 Distributed Routing
  • Distributed Load Balancing and Firewall Services
  • BGP Routing
  • Stateful and Stateless NAT
  • Floating IPs
  • Access Control Lists (ACLs)
  • Restful API
  • Web Based Management Control Panel
  • Monitoring of Networking Services
  • Live Migration

Tight Integration with OpenStack

MidoNet provides a Quantum plugin and as well as Nova network drivers to provide full virtual network functionality with OpenStack based clouds.  MidoNet’s distributed virtual networking platform takes care of all of the existing networking functions currently found in OpenStack, such as floating IPs, Security Groups, Layer-2 Isolation, inter-tenant routing, plus necessary provider functions like BGP routing and gateway failover.

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OpenStack: The 5-minute Overview

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From the website…
OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution.

Who’s behind OpenStack? Founded by Rackspace Hosting and NASA, OpenStack has grown to be a global software community of developers collaborating on a standard and massively scalable open source cloud operating system. Our mission is to enable any organization to create and offer cloud computing services running on standard hardware.

Who uses OpenStack? Corporations, service providers, VARS, SMBs, researchers, and global data centers looking to deploy large-scale cloud deployments for private or public clouds leveraging the support and resulting technology of a global open source community.

Why open matters: All of the code for OpenStack is freely available under the Apache 2.0 license. Anyone can run it, build on it, or submit changes back to the project. We strongly believe that an open development model is the only way to foster badly-needed cloud standards, remove the fear of proprietary lock-in for cloud customers, and create a large ecosystem that spans cloud providers.

For more information, visit the OpenStack Community Q&A.