Business Value of Network Virtualization
- Becoming more agile
Organizations that have undertaken network virtualization initiatives needed 67% less time to deploy business applications and 65% less time to deploy new networking equipment*.
- Ensuring application availability
Organizations that have undertaken network virtualization initiatives reduced the impact of
unplanned network-related downtime by 84%*.
- Realizing cost savings
On average, these organizations consolidated their network port/switch base and cable base by 52% and 58%, respectively*.
*Source: IDC 2015
Run all types of application workloads such as containers and virtual machines, all on a single network.
Support any open or proprietary networking hardware in the underlay and avoid vendor lock-in.
Automate network provisioning. Reduce application time to market from weeks to minutes.
Add linear capacity to the network simply by adding x86 nodes, all without any limitations.
Enable both server engineers and network engineers to create network services for new apps, while minimizing network change requests.
Add fine-grained security and compliance policies without adding operational complexity.
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
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.
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.
Provide encrypted tunnel traffic to connect multi-site cloud deployments securely.
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.
Provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 networking services within the hypervisor. Extends Layer 2 over Layer 3 network while maintaining Layer 2 connectivity.
Ensure application availability with distributed load balancing in production and/or for disaster recovery scenarios without hardware changes or manual configurations.
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.
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.