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Midokura Takes OpenStack Summit Austin 2016 by Storm

Event Sponsor to Showcase Its Award-Winning Network Virtualization Technology and Participate in 18 Conference Sessions

/ -- SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/19/16 -- Midokura, the global innovator in software network virtualization, today announced its Startup sponsorship of the OpenStack Summit, held April 25-29, 2016, in Austin, Texas. The company plans to participate in 18 sessions and demonstrate its award-winning Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) network virtualization technology at booth C8.

MEM is a network virtualization platform providing a software layer directly within existing physical network hardware, turning physical machines into a virtual platform that can scale to hundreds of thousands of virtual ports. In addition to offering an enterprise-class version of its technology, complete with high-quality support and management tools (available for a free trial), Midokura also offers an open source version called MidoNet. Today, MidoNet is in use by operators in more than 120 countries around the world.

** Key Midokura Presentations at OpenStack Summit Austin 2016 **

Session: "'s OpenStack Networking Strategy: Eliminating Network Failover Time"

  • Monday, April 25 at 11:15 - 11:55 a.m. CT
  • Featuring Cynthia Thomas, systems engineer at Midokura
  • recently made the big leap from nova-network to Neutron networking in order to increase network resiliency and reduce failover time. This session will cover how chose and currently uses the MidoNet Neutron plugin.
  • For summary, location and details visit:

Session: "Cerner's Journey Towards a Secure Software Defined Data Center"

  • Tuesday, April 26 at 3:40 - 4:20 p.m. CT
  • Featuring Pino de Candia, CTO at Midokura
  • Come hear how Midokura user Cerner moved to an OpenStack-based SDDC implementation without reducing the security posture of its environment.
  • For summary, location and details visit:

Session: "Split Brain: Overlays as Seen by Linux Vs. Networking Folks"

  • Tuesday, April 26 at 4:40 - 5:20 p.m. CT
  • Featuring Adam Johnson, VP of business at Midokura
  • This talk will cover deploying and managing overlays -- from the viewpoint of both the Linux sysadmin and the network admin. Attendees will gain a better understanding into the viewpoints of each.
  • For summary, location and details visit:

Panel: "NFV for Enterprise - Are We Doing Enough?"

  • Wednesday, April 27 at 11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT
  • Featuring Pino de Candia, CTO at Midokura
  • Panelists will discuss current carrier-focused NFV initiatives, the needs of enterprise network administrators and whether or not enough is being done to address them.
  • For summary, location and details visit:

Panel: "Do Containers Become First Class Citizen in the Data Center?"

  • Thursday, April 28 at 2:20 - 3:00 p.m. CT
  • Featuring Pino de Candia, CTO at Midokura
  • Panelists will discuss the role of containers in the data center and how this important technology integrates with existing infrastructure in 2016 and beyond.
  • For summary, location and details visit:

For the full list of Midokura presentations and panels, visit:

Connect with Midokura
To schedule one-on-one meetings with Midokura executives at OpenStack Summit Austin 2016, contact Follow us on Twitter: @midokura.

Announcing the Midokura OpenStack Summit Austin Selfie Contest
Want a chance to win your own Raspberry Pi3 mini PC? Tweet your best 'selfie' from the show with the Midokura logo visible, along with the hashtag #OpenStackSelfie and be sure to follow @midokura on Twitter.

The contest runs from Wednesday, April 20, through Thursday, April 28. Winners will be announced at the show at Mikdokura's booth C8 on the 28th at 11:00 a.m. CT (winners must be present to collect their prizes). For official rules and details, go to:

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About Midokura
Founded in 2010, Midokura was an early global leader in network virtualization. The company's pedigree includes Amazon, Cisco, Google and VMware. With its Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) solution, Midokura offers the industry a complete overlay technology that integrates with cloud platforms, such as OpenStack. Now gaining awareness in 122 countries, the source code for MidoNet is freely available at MidoNet delivers the first truly open, vendor-agnostic network virtualization solution available to the OpenStack community. Midokura is a contributing member of the OpenStack Networking (Neutron) Project, Open Platform for NFV Project and the Kuryr Project.

Midokura has offices in San Francisco, Tokyo and Barcelona, and is on the web at Follow us on Twitter: @midokura.

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