Release: Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM)

Japanese startup Midokura focused on network virtualization announced the availability of Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM). MidoNet is a scalable network virtualization solution integrated with OpenStack Kilo networking project and (obviously) specifically designed for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The solution also comes with new support for container-based environments such as Docker.

Highlights of the new MEM release include:

  • Support for the latest OpenStack releases: Juno and Kilo
  • Added features in MidoNet Manager for enhanced manageability and operations, including: flow tracing of virtual ports for easier troubleshooting and diagnostics and enhanced Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Configuration session views
  • A new support tool that collects states of configuration and log files, and virtual topologies in just one command
  • Support for the Puppet configuration management tool via the Puppet Module, designed to install MidoNet with OpenStack to provide MidoNet as an option for enhancing OpenStack Neutron
  • Support for Docker and other container-based environments. MidoNet offers multi-host Docker support via leveraging nova-docker, a plugin for Openstack Nova. With this release, MEM can support both hypervisor-based and container-based environments within the OpenStack IaaS cloud

Adam Johnson, VP of business at Midokura, said:

Today’s release of Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) is designed to address the growing distributed application workloads many of our worldwide customers face, our new MEM solution offers enhanced and streamlined operational management, allowing users to regain control of their network performance and operations. And with new support for OpenStack Kilo, along with container-based environments, such as Docker, MEM continues its evolution by becoming the proven, production-grade network virtualization solution on the market today.