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Midokura Presents on DevOps for Networking at Data Center World Fall Conference 2015

VP of Business Adam Johnson to Lead Session on DevOps Networking Strategies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/16/15 -- Midokura, the global innovator in software network virtualization, today announced that Adam Johnson, VP of business, will present at the Data Center World Fall Conference, taking place September 20-23, 2015, in National Harbor, MD. In his session titled, "DevOps for Networking: Pets or Cattle?," Adam will discuss two different strategies used by modern DevOps teams today for managing virtual machines in networking.

**Session Details-at-a-Glance**
"DevOps for Networking: Pets or Cattle?"
When: Wednesday, September 23, 2015, 9:10 - 10:10 a.m. EDT
Where: Annapolis 1/2, Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor, MD
Who: Adam Johnson, VP of Business, Midokura

Many of us in the DevOps world are familiar with the pets-versus-cattle metaphor when talking about virtual machines (VMs). Cattle VMs are all alike and easily replaced when they stop working, while pet VMs are customized to run specific workloads, and we work to restore them to health when they go down. Unfortunately, failures happen -- often at the worst times. Because networks are not disposable, you can't just spin up new virtual routers and toss them if they're misbehaving. However, you can use overlays to simulate failures much more easily with APIs. This session will discuss the pet and cattle strategies in networking so you can keep your workloads up and running.

Adam Johnson is VP of business (Alliances, Marketing, Sales) and a founding member of Midokura. He has built and manages the Global Technical Services organization, and started the US office for Midokura. Prior to joining Midokura, Adam was founder and COO of Genkii, doing strategic consulting and development for social media and virtual worlds, with a focus on open source solutions. Adam has spoken at renowned industry events such as OpenStack Summit, OpenDaylight Summit, Open Networking Summit, DevOps Summit, Interop, VMworld, ITEXPO, and many others. His technical specialties are CoffeeScript, Python, C/C++, Java, Objective-C, Ruby, HTML/CSS, JavaScript, scalable architectures, product strategy and development, consulting, open source development, and the Japanese tech industry.

Midokura's flagship product, Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM), is a network virtualization platform aimed at enterprises. The technology provides 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. Midokura also offers an open source version of its core MidoNet technology, which is quickly gaining in popularity across the world by organizations of all sizes and now gaining awareness in 122+ countries. To learn more about MEM and to register for a free trial, please visit: To learn more about open source MidoNet, visit:

For more information and to register for the Data Center World Fall Conference 2015, please visit:

Connect with Midokura
To schedule a private meeting with Adam at Data Center World, please contact [email protected]. Follow the company on Twitter: @midokura

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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 Open Container Initiative.

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

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