Overstock Selects OpenStack and Midokura for Network Virtualization

Midokura, the global innovator in software network virtualization, today announced that leading online retailer Overstock.com has selected its award-winning Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) technology to complement its OpenStack private cloud. MEM is a network virtualization platform that 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.

“Overstock.com is an impressive addition to Midokura’s customer roster, marking a monumental achievement for us,” said Dan Dumitriu, CEO of Midokura. “We are thrilled to see our Midokura Enterprise MidoNet solution help Overstock.com succeed with its expansion, as well as meet massive requests from its global consumers — without compromising control and flexibility over its networks.”

Overstock.com has recently augmented the physical infrastructure that supports its flagship ecommerce operations with an on premise OpenStack cloud. The retail giant selected Midokura as its network virtualization technology of choice due to its effectiveness with OpenStack and because it was so impressed with the caliber and dedication of Midokura engineers around the globe. The same engineers that build MidoNet and contribute to OpenStack Neutron have the added goal of delighting customers, merely satisfying is not enough.

“The engineers at Midokura are fantastic to work with and feel more like an extension of my team then they do a vendor,” said Mike Smith, Principal Linux Systems Engineer, Overstock.com. “They have very innovative ways of handling support that put a lot of their technical resources on three continents immediately accessible when we need them. They were very flexible and willing to let us do our evaluation and implementation the way we wanted to do it.”

What’s more, ChatOps tools vastly improved Overstock.com’s inter-company communication and made it easier for engineer-to-engineer interactions between the Midokura and Overstock.com teams. The technology has brought down the usual company walls and has helped create a dedicated following for the MidoNet technology globally.

Integrating with leading cloud platforms, including OpenStack, MEM is a software-based, highly distributed network virtualization system that allows enterprises and service providers to build, run and manage virtual networks with agility and increased control. Using industry standards and leveraging existing physical infrastructure, MEM reduces costs and improves stability, scalability and performance of networks.

Midokura continues to see overwhelming demand for its award-winning MEM and open source MidoNet technology worldwide. Midokura is the trusted network virtualization vendor of choice for large-scale OpenStack deployments for leading organizations, including Blue Jeans Network, Dell, Colt Technology Services Co. Ltd. and Fujitsu Limited.

To learn more about MEM and the open source version of MidoNet, visit: http://www.midokura.com/midonet-enterprise and http://www.midokura.com/midonet.

Mike Smith, Principal Linux Systems Engineer at Overstock.com, explains why the retail giant selected Midokura network virtualization technology to expand ecommerce operations with OpenStack: https://youtu.be/_9aY3LaNiuA

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About Overstock.com
Overstock.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSTK) is an online retailer based in Salt Lake City, Utah that sells a broad range of products at low prices, including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, and jewelry. Worldstock.com is dedicated to selling artisan-crafted products from around the world whereas Main Street Revolution supports small businesses across the U.S. by providing them a national customer base. Overstock has additional community-focused initiatives such as a Farmers Market and pet adoptions. Forbes ranked Overstock in its list of the Top 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014. Overstock sells internationally under the name O.co. Overstock (http://www.overstock.com and http://www.o.co) regularly posts information about the company and other related matters under Investor Relations on its website.

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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 www.midonet.org. 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 www.midokura.com. Follow us on Twitter: @midokura