MidoNet Community Newsletter Issue #0

Welcome!

Welcome to the first MidoNet Community Newsletter!  You can find regular updates covering what’s new in MidoNet, the community, and anything related to it.

Midokura Unleashes MidoNet

On Monday, November 3rd at the OpenStack Summit in Paris, Midokura open sourced MidoNet. MidoNet is a fully distributed, production grade network virtualization overlay technology. Twenty companies have joined as founding members of the MidoNet community on launch to show their public support, with more to come. MidoNet’s goal is to provide a truly open, highly scalable, easy to use, production ready solution for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environments.

MidoNet provides layer 2-4 networking services like distributed routing, load balancers, security groups, NAT, and more. Essentially everything you need for Amazon VPC type networking out of the box.

We’d like to thank everyone who came to the launch party in Paris, we had a fantastic time!
Launch Party

La vie d’un paquet

Cynthia Thomas, from Midokura gave a great presentation on MidoNet at the Paris OpenStack Summit. In the video (below), she covers an overview of MidoNet, and digs deep into what makes MidoNet tick.

Try MidoNet with OpenStack in Minutes With MidoStack

If you haven’t tried out MidoNet yet, it’s very easy to get started! MidoStack is a tool based on DevStack which installs a developer environment consisting of OpenStack and MidoNet on your laptop. It runs on any platform by using a Vagrant VM, or runs natively on Ubuntu 14.04. It only takes two commands, and about 30-40 minutes to build and you’re all set.

After you’ve deployed MidoStack, be sure to check the Getting Started guide on the wiki for what to do next.

Give it a shot, and let us know how it goes!

Welcome New Contributors!

Since open sourcing, we’ve had two new contributors to the project. Thanks for your contributions, and we’re looking forward to seeing many more to come in the future!

New MidoNet Contributors
Bryan Stenson
Tomofumi Hayashi

If you’d like to contribute, there are many ways to contribute to MidoNet including

  • Working on documentation
  • Submitting bug reports
  • Benchmarking MidoNet on various platforms and sharing the results
  • Being an active user that voices opinions regarding new features and integrations
  • Fixing bugs or adding new features
  • Being an evangelist for MidoNet (speaking, writing blogs, etc)

Check out the how to contribute guide on the wiki for more information on how to get involved.

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