Enterprises to Benefit from Fujitsu’s Selection of Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) for its Network Virtualization Overlay Solution
SAN FRANCISCO – July 28, 2015 – Midokura, the global innovator in software network virtualization, today announced an expanded OEM partnership with Fujitsu Limited, a leading Japanese information and communication technology company. Effective immediately, Fujitsu will offer Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) as the network virtualization overlay solution in its OpenStack-based open cloud architecture.
This partnership builds upon Midokura and Fujitsu’s existing relationship, and provides for a joint engagement across product development, sales and customer support. The companies currently offer a solution supporting large-scale OpenStack deployments, integrating MEM as the primary network virtualization overlay for Fujitsu’s OpenStack cloud solution.
As one of the world’s largest IT providers, Fujitsu utilizes OpenStack to build its own private cloud and public cloud infrastructures. Enterprises worldwide embrace the increasingly popular OpenStack cloud operating system to reduce costs and avoid vendor lock-in. However, nearly two-thirds of users recently surveyed by the OpenStack Foundation still have concerns about OpenStack Neutron.
MEM is a scalable network virtualization solution designed for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds, and addresses the OpenStack Neutron pain point by replacing the default Neutron OVS plug-in. The result is a much more scalable and efficient networking solution optimized for highly virtualized cloud environments, allowing OpenStack users to easily implement their production-grade deployments.
As a co-branded partner for Fujitsu, Midokura further addresses the network virtualization software requirements of its Forbes Global 2000 customers. Fujitsu is a contributor to the MidoNet open source project, and will leverage MEM to address feature enhancement requests from its user community.
The open source version of MidoNet is quickly gaining in popularity worldwide in organizations of all sizes. MidoNet is a network virtualization platform providing a software layer directly within existing physical network hardware, turning physical machines into a virtual platform that can scale to hundreds of thousands of virtual ports. MEM is the enterprise-class version of MidoNet, strengthened with high-quality support and management tools.
Midokura’s partnership with Fujitsu comes on the heels of a May release of MEM, including support for OpenStack Kilo, and for container-based environments such as Docker.
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“Expanding on our partnership with Midokura since 2014, Fujitsu is pleased to offer MidoNet from Midokura as an OEM product. We, at Fujitsu, have embraced support for OpenStack to meet diverse customer needs for the cloud. Moreover, while further deepening our relationship with Midokura, in terms of both technology and support, we are confident of our ability to deliver optimum cloud platforms to our customers.”
– Takashi Fujiwara, Senior Vice President Head of Platform Software Business Unit, Fujitsu Limited
“We are excited to start a new level of cooperation between Fujitsu and Midokura. Fujitsu offering MidoNet on an OEM basis helps both companies to increase the depth of our technical collaboration. We also see great potential to strengthen our Digital Business Platform, virtualized networking and open source offerings in our EMEIA region using MidoNet.”
– Dr. Joseph Reger, Chief Technology Officer of Fujitsu Europe, Middle East, India & Africa
“The market for OpenStack-based data center (DC) orchestration will be solidified this year in service provider DCs, and will continue to be solidified in the enterprise DC. The inclusion of Midokura Enterprise MidoNet with Fujitsu’s OpenStack-based open cloud architecture will provide the market with a competitive SDN option for OpenStack orchestrated DCs. This go-to-market partnership strengthens both Midokura and Fujitsu in the SDN marketplace.”
– Cliff Grossner, Ph.D., Research Director, Data Center, Cloud and SDN, IHS
“Midokura is thrilled to expand our OEM agreement with Fujitsu, and to work side by side with the world’s largest IT solutions provider. We look forward to collaborating on joint product development to enable customers who need enterprise-grade service and support to deploy and manage private clouds around the world.”
– Dan Dumitriu, CEO of Midokura
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Founded in 2010, Midokura was an early global leader in network virtualization. The company’s pedigree includes Amazon, Cisco, Google and VMware. With its Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) solution, Midokura offers the industry a complete overlay technology that integrates with cloud platforms such as OpenStack. A contributor to the OpenStack Networking (Neutron) Project and member of the Open Daylight Project, Midokura has made the source code for MidoNet freely available at www.midonet.org, delivering the first truly open, vendor-agnostic network virtualization solution available for the OpenStack community.
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