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Midokura Debuts Version 5.0 of Enterprise MidoNet

By David Delony February 03, 2016

Network virtualization software maker Midokura has announced the latest version of Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM), version 5.0.

The company is targeting MEM 5.0 toward organizations deploying Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds.

“We are pleased to offer the market a significant new version of our network virtualization technology,” Midokura CTO Pino de Candia said. “Operational tools are generally geared towards configurations, monitoring in OpenStack, but they offer no visibility into encapsulated traffic. From Midokura’s own experience as an operator, and by working with operators ourselves, we’ve seen firsthand the dire need for analytic and end-to-end operational tools for management of network infrastructure. Midokura Enterprise MidoNet 5.0 builds upon our popular technology to meet this need, making OpenStack far simpler to manage, operate and also troubleshoot.”

As an SDN product, MEM abstracts the logical network from the physical one the way server virtualization creates multiple virtual servers on top of one physical machine.

With MEM, administrators can make changes to the virtual network without having to rewire the physical networks. Since major data centers have very complex networks of routers, switches and other devices, this saves administrators a lot of time managing their networks.

MEM insights is a visualization tool that lets administrators generate reports on things such as flow through physical networks, usage, and traffic.

It’s also possible to mirror ports, watching the traffic on a specific virtual device such as a router or bridge. This allows security professionals to perform deep packet inspection. MEM 5.0 also integrates with Intel Security Controller (ISC) in a technology preview.

True to its goal of supporting IaaS, Midokura has offered some improved operational tools for organizations running OpenStack, an open source cloud platform. The company also offers an open source version of MidoNet.

“We are delighted to add Midokura Enterprise MidoNet to our OpenStack-based cloud service. With MEM Insights, we have complete visibility into our cloud’s network infrastructure. This level of advanced analytics makes it easier for us to deliver consistent service levels to our customers,” S2 CEO Kohei Sudo said.

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

Contributing Writer

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