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Germany’s SysEleven Selects Midokura for Network Virtualization

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – OPENSTACK SUMMIT 2016 – April 25, 2016 – Midokura, the global innovator in software network virtualization, today announced that Berlin-based managed hosting and public cloud provider SysEleven has selected its award-winning Midokura Enterprise MidoNet (MEM) technology as the network virtualization overlay of choice and the default networking technology for the SysEleven Infrastructure Stack.

The company recently rebuilt its managed hosting platform based on OpenStack. The move to Midokura and OpenStack enables SysEleven to continue to innovate, while meeting the German government’s strict data sovereignty and IT security requirements. SysEleven selected Midokura technology due to its ability to help the provider easily manage application workloads, along with its proven performance in the SysEleven Infrastructure Stack, which supports a bandwidth of up to 100 gigabytes per second.

“The SysEleven heritage came from delivering complex web applications supporting media and television advertising for the European market,” said Marc Korthaus, CEO of SysEleven. “Because we maintain and operate the entire application stack for our customers, we have to ensure that all components in our SysEleven Stack are both robust and distributed. Midokura Enterprise MidoNet met all our requirements and offered the ideal network virtualization overlay solution as we continue to deliver on the promise of high-availability and consistency to our customers.”

Midokura’s MEM technology offers an intelligent, software-based network abstraction layer between the hosts and the physical network, by decoupling the IaaS cloud from the network hardware. In turn, operators can build isolated networks in software to overlay the existing hardware-based network infrastructure. Midokura’s open source version of its core MidoNet technology is quickly gaining in popularity among organizations of all sizes in more than 120 countries.

“Similar to SysEleven, the founders of Midokura have deep backgrounds in building complex online applications for Amazon,” said Adam Johnson, vice president of business at Midokura. “Adding SysEleven to our customer roster and being included into the SysEleven Stack is an affirmation that our Midokura Enterprise MidoNet has the robustness to support the most heavily trafficked networks in web applications being built today. Midokura technology continues to see adoption by the world’s most cutting-edge enterprises.”

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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.

About SysEleven

SysEleven was founded in 2007 in the heart of Berlin, before CEO Marc Korthaus founded the online magazine The platform had a strong demand for high performance and scalability, especially during keynotes by Apple’s Steve Jobs. As no company provided the services and technology required, SysEleven was founded and jumped right into the hosting business to meet these challenges.

SysEleven now has 75 employees, and supports customers from various industries in achieving their digital strategies (including e-Commerce, streaming, etc.). The company’s new flagship product, SysEleven Stack, is available in beta, with general availability at the end of calendar second quarter 2016.

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Media Contacts

Lila Razzaqui
Kulesa Faul, Inc. for Midokura
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Hendric Rüsch
Head of Marketing, SysEleven
+49 030 233 2012 18
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