Midokura Embraces DevOps Culture Among Enterprises, Web Scale Companies and Service Providers with Network Virtualization Technology

February 10, 2015

Blue Jeans Networks, Dell, KVH, NTT, Orange Labs, Puppet Labs and Toshiba Among New Customers

SAN FRANCISCO – Feb. 10, 2015 Midokura, a global startup focused on network virtualization, today announced strong continued company momentum, driven in part by the decision to open source the MidoNet network virtualization technology in 2014. The bold move established the industry’s first open, vendor-agnostic network virtualization solution. MidoNet has experienced swift adoption in the open community, in addition to new enterprise customer wins, partnerships and industry accolades.


Midokura’s technology is favored by DevOps cultures from global enterprises, Web scale companies and service providers alike. Today, the company also announced that industry leaders, including Blue Jeans Network, Dell, KVH, NTT, Orange Labs, Puppet Labs and Toshiba, rely on the Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) offering to build, run and manage virtual networks with increased control, security and flexibility. Customers benefit from reduced overall network costs and improved stability, scalability and performance.


“Puppet Labs is the de facto configuration management solution of choice for tens of thousands of DevOps practitioners,” says Nigel Kersten, CIO at Puppet Labs. “We base our technology vendor choices on technology fit, but we do strongly prefer to work with vendors who share in our beliefs around IT transformation and DevOps culture. We selected Midokura’s network virtualization solution because it’s a great product and because they share our beliefs around the intersection of tech and culture. We look forward to working closely with Midokura in multiple ways around the exciting and expanding SDN space.”


MidoNet, quickly gaining in popularity across geographies and organizations of all shapes and sizes, is a network virtualization platform that provides 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 an enterprise-class version of the MidoNet technology, strengthened with high-quality support and management tools.


“Network virtualization is a technology that reduces the complexity often seen in today’s networks. All indications suggest enterprises will continue to embrace this promising new approach to networking,” said Holger Mueller, principal analyst and VP of Constellation Research. “The other trend we see is the rise of open source networking and more and more vendors benefitting from more eyes and ears on their code, tapping into more crowdsourcing and achieving more transparence of their offering through making their product code available via open source.”


By open sourcing MidoNet, Midokura has eliminated the barriers for organizations to try the technology, relaxing typical rigid corporate IT standards and doing away with central purchasing altogether. When customers are ready to deploy MidoNet into production and at scale, Midokura is ready and committed to making them long term, successful customers.


Nearly 20 partners have announced support for the project, integrating MidoNet with industry-leading cloud platforms and technologies. They include: 8×8, Bit-isle, Broadcom, Canonical, Cumulus Networks, Eucalyptus Systems, Fujitsu, iDCF, KVH, Mellanox Technologies, Mirantis, NIMBOXX, Quanta Cloud Technology (QCT), Red Hat, Solinea, Stratoscale, SUSE and Zetta.IO.


“Given the success to date of our efforts to build a collaborative, non-vendor driven community around open networking, this important technology segment joins operating systems, virtualization, cloud orchestration and storage as others completely transformed by open source,” said Dan Dumitriu, CEO, Midokura. “We took a bold path in 2014 to let the community drive the product direction, roadmap and governance for MidoNet, while we focused on further innovation. We can expect more momentum and global adoption for the project in 2015.”


Throughout 2014, Midokura secured key partnerships including Cumulus Networks, Fujitsu Limited, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and Penguin Computing. The company was also recognized by industry organizations and publications, including earning the grand prize in Nokia Networks’ Silicon Valley Open Innovation Challenge and for a second consecutive year, was named to CRN’s 2014 List of Emerging Vendors, CRN’s 10 Coolest Virtualization Startups of 2014 and the AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies.


Midokura also became one of 44 members of the OPNFV Project, a community-led industry supported open source reference platform for Network Functions Virtualization.


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About Midokura

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.


Midokura has offices in San Francisco, Tokyo and Barcelona, and is on the web atwww.midokura.com. Follow us on Twitter: @midokura


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