Midokura Unleashes Latest MEM Release, Announces Interop with Ubuntu OpenStack

By Paula Bernier October 29, 2015

SDN startup Midokura has come out with a new software release and integration news. The company’s latest Midokura Enterprise MidoNet release supports the Kilo, Juno, and new Liberty OpenStack releases, and addresses containers via Kuryr.

Liberty is the twelfth release of OpenStack, an open source software for building clouds; 1,933 individuals and 164 organizations contributed to it. Liberty was released earlier this month. Kilo was the eleventh release of OpenStack; it became available in April. It represented the first full release of bare metal service for provisioning workloads that require direct access to hardware. Juno, which came out in October of last year, was the tenth OpenStack release and added a new data processing service that provisions Hadoop and Spark, includes storage policies, and lays the foundation for OpenStack to be the platform for NFV.

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Kuryr, which is Czech for courier, creates a bridge between Docker (the company that played the leading role in popularizing containers) and Neutron, as the OpenStack Superuser publication explains. (Neutron, by the way, is an OpenStack project to provide networking as a service between interface devices managed by other OpenStack services.)

In other news from Midokura this week, the company also has announced integration between Midokura Enterprise MidoNet and Ubuntu OpenStack. Ubuntu is one of the most widely deployed commercial distributions of OpenStack. MEM is available to Canonical customers via the MidoNet Juju Charm. Juju is an open source service modeling and deployment tool led by Canonical.

As discussed in an article I posted late last year, Midokura in November announced it was open sourcing its MidoNet technology in an effort to address what it said was a fragmented OpenStack ecosystem. The company said MidoNet is a stable, scalable, easy to deploy, and fully open virtual networking solution on which anyone can innovate.

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

Executive Editor, TMC

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