Network virtualisation vendor Midokura announced a partnership with Fujitsu that will see both companies integrate Midokura’s MidoNet network virtualization software with Fujitsu’s private cloud platform software, which is based on OpenStack.
The partnership will see Fujitsu work to integrate its private cloud orchestration platform with which Midokura’s MidoNet, a software-based, distributed network virtualization system that allows enterprises and service providers to build, run and manage virtual networks.
The companies said the jointly developed technology will allow enterprises to create multi-tenanted private cloud environments more quickly and deploy more scalable, flexible networks.
“We are pleased to partner with Fujitsu to provide the industry with an innovative enterprise- grade joint solution that will vastly simplify the building and management of private clouds,” said Dan Mihai Dumitriu, co-founder and CEO of Midokura.
“Backed by Fujitsu’s broad success and experience in cloud building services, coupled with our powerful network virtualization solution, MidoNet, customers will benefit immensely from our one stop service,” Dumitriu said.
Fujitsu said the partnership was natural given Midokura’s participation with helping to build NFV support into the OpenStack code.
“We are pleased to have partnered with Midokura to offer solutions to enhance OpenStack-based clouds with network virtualization,” said Takashi Fujiwara, head of platform software business unit, Fujitsu Limited.
“To meet the needs of our cloud customers, we have responded by adding OpenStack to our solution offerings, and we are continuing to invest in many areas — such as deployment and operational support services, additional hardware support, and of course, we are working to improve Fujitsu Software ServerView Resource Orchestrator, our private cloud platform software,” Fujiwara said.
NFV has become an increasingly important component of OpenStack as the platform continues to be embraced by enterprises and large scale service providers alike, and companies delivering network virtualisation capabilities are set to grow according to some analysts.
Last month Plumgrid, and OpenStack-based NFV solutions vendor scored $16.2m