Midokura Brings MidoNet SDN for OpenStack to Open Source [VIDEO]

At the OpenStack Summit in Paris, Midokura announces plan to take MidoNet SDN platform open-source.

By Sean Michael Kerner | Posted Nov 3, 2014
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PARIS. Until today, Midokura's flagship MidoNet network virtualization Software Defined Network (SDN) platform was a closed piece of proprietary code. That is now changing, as Midokura announced today at the OpenStack Summit in Paris that it is open sourcing the core pieces of its MidoNet platform.

Midokura first launched in the U.S. back in 2012, with the promise of enabling agile networking inside of OpenStack. MidoNet has evolved steadily in recent years, adding a Layer 2 gateway integration in October 2013.

The decision to open source MidoNet is all about driving user adoption and removing barriers to trying out MidoNet.

"We believe that MidoNet is a production-grade open network virtualization overlay solution," Midokura CEO, CTO, and co-founder Dan Mihai Dumitriu told Enterprise Networking Planet.

While MidoNet is now a freely available open source product, Midokura is pushing forward on building an enterprise product that will be based on the open source project. The enterprise product includes a management solution as well as additional hardening.

Watch the full video interview with Dan Mihai Dumitriu below:

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at Enterprise Networking Planet and InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

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