Cumulus lands another SDN supporter for its Linux offering

Traditionally, network virtualization allows communication only amongst virtual devices and machines on overlay networks. Cumulus Linux will enable MidoNet to connect to physical switches running the operating system and allow traffic flows from virtual machines to machines running on physical infrastructure through the VxLAN Tunnel Endpoint (VTEP) gateway.

The interoperability will target organizations looking to connect virtual networks to physical workloads such as high performance database, e-mail servers and legacy systems at line rate, Midokura says. It will also allow users to plan migration cycles to virtual networks and workloads based on operational demand, without forcing a hardware upgrade, the company says.

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