Midokura adds NFV support and boosts visibility into OpenStack IaaS with MEM 5.0


The latest release of Midokura's cloud-based network virtualization software adds support for network functions virtualization, as well as additional operational insight and increased application availability features.

Designed to be deployed on OpenStack-based infrastructure as a service offerings, Midokura Enterprise MidoNet 5.0 provides several new and updated features, including:

  • A greater selection of operational tools, from advanced analytics to dynamic visualization, providing details on the state of the virtual network. Midokura designed version 5.0 for greater simplicity, security and agility, with features like flow history, top usage reports, traffic counters and port mirroring.

  • Support for NFV use cases using MEM's service chaining technology to virtualize network nodes. This could be of interest to cloud providers and enterprises building and running their own clouds. Also included is a preview of integration with Intel Security Controller to enable implementation of virtual machine and container level security policies.

  • Improved application availability through new features that aim to ensure network services are distributed and fault tolerant. Midokura's goal was to eliminate a single point of failure that can interrupt application availability and performance.

"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," said Pino de Candia, CTO of Midokura, in a statement.

For more:
- read the press release

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