Friday, 21 July 2017

Mirantis, Canonical accelerate OpenStack adoption

Mirantis
Wednesday 04 June 14

Mirantis and Canonical, leaders in cloud platforms, today announced a joint collaboration to offer private cloud solutions based on Mirantis OpenStack and Ubuntu. The two companies will invest in continuously testing compatibility between Mirantis OpenStack and Ubuntu to ensure that the Mirantis OpenStack distribution works seamlessly with Ubuntu…

Mirantis and Canonical, leaders in cloud platforms, today announced a joint collaboration to offer private cloud solutions based on Mirantis OpenStack and Ubuntu. The two companies will invest in continuously testing compatibility between Mirantis OpenStack and Ubuntu to ensure that the Mirantis OpenStack distribution works seamlessly with Ubuntu. The companies will collaborate to offer an OpenStack solution that is fully supported, secure and ready for production workloads.

“As the leading provider of scale out and open cloud solutions we are committed to interoperability and freedom from vendor lock-in,” said John Zannos VP of Cloud Alliances at Canonical. “We support Ubuntu in the Ubuntu OpenStack distribution and, as part of this strategic relationship with Mirantis, will support Ubuntu in Mirantis OpenStack. This collaboration will further encourage adoption of OpenStack in the enterprise, and working together is a testament to our belief in interoperability and customer choice.“

According to the most recent OpenStack Foundation global survey, Ubuntu is the most popular host and guest operating system for OpenStack, with 55% of all OpenStack instances running on Ubuntu.

“As OpenStack adoption moves from proof of concept trials and pilots into production, offering support for operating systems becomes critical,” said Boris Renski, co-founder and CMO at Mirantis. “Ubuntu is the most popular Linux platform used in OpenStack and we expect this partnership to give Mirantis OpenStack customers additional confidence in production use cases.”

Under terms of the deal, Mirantis will offer enterprise customers a commercial bundle that will include subscription to Mirantis OpenStack with support for Ubuntu host and guest instances. Mirantis and Canonical will integrate support operations to provide a consistent service level agreement and seamless support escalation path for customers.

The bundle will combine the flexibility and security advantages of the Mirantis OpenStack distribution with the proven reliability and scalability of Ubuntu. Customers will benefit from having another proven, supported OpenStack cloud solution.


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