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Mirantis helps users identify OpenStack-ready vendors

Mirantis
Tuesday 13 May 14

Mirantis has today announced the launch of a web-based dashboard that gives OpenStack users immediate information on all infrastructure vendors that have invested in making their solutions interoperable with the OpenStack cloud platform. The dashboard is available now and based on the completely open Apache 2.0 codebase of the associated DriverLog project maintained by the OpenStack community…

Mirantis has today announced the launch of a web-based dashboard that gives OpenStack users immediate information on all infrastructure vendors that have invested in making their solutions interoperable with the OpenStack cloud platform.

The dashboard is available now and based on the completely open Apache 2.0 codebase of the associated DriverLog project maintained by the OpenStack community.

"Traditional open source communities tend to delegate vendor compatibility matters to commercial vendors and downstream distributions," said Boris Renski, Co-Founder and EVP at Mirantis. "At Mirantis we believe that OpenStack is about unifying heterogeneous infrastructure innovations at the core, and exposing them via an open cloud fabric at the edge. Open process and transparency in addressing vendor compatibility is key to the success of the OpenStack community, and the dashboards at stackalytics.com and openstack.org based on DriverLog are the first step in addressing this."

The information on OpenStack compatible vendors aggregated by the DriverLog project is kept up to date via an open peer-review process familiar to technical participants of the OpenStack community and similar to the way in which Wikipedia articles are updated. Aside from being able to filter and search for various infrastructure vendors and associated driver code the DriverLog dashboard at stackalytics.com also provides:

- Access to instructions on how to configure any vendor's product with OpenStack.
- Information on whether a vendor's driver is embedded in the upstream codebase of an OpenStack release.
- Information on whether a vendor has deployed an automated test infrastructure that provides feedback on the vendor's driver functional and integration tests.
- Quick shortcuts for OpenStack deployers to contact maintainers of vendor drivers in case they run into issues.

"Transparency and accuracy of information about various vendor's interoperability with the OpenStack cloud platform is essential for accelerating OpenStack adoption," said Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director at the OpenStack Foundation. "We appreciate the work of Mirantis and the community to enable the broader ecosystem to effectively take advantage of that data."

“At VMware we've been investing a great deal in ensuring that our best-of-breed infrastructure virtualization solutions are fully compatible with OpenStack," said Dan Wendlandt, Director of Product Management for OpenStack at VMware. "Having a clear dashboard publicizing the results of this investment will provide our customers with hard data on just how serious our commitment to interoperability with OpenStack is."

The dashboard is available at: http://staging.stackalytics.com/driverlog


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