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January 17, 2012
Mirantis engineers take three spots in top 50, out of 7900 entrants
Mirantis, an engineering services firm delivering OpenStack and application infrastructure expertise, is the only commercial organization in the world whose engineers took three of the top 50 places in Google’s Fall 2011 Artificial Intelligence (AI) Challenge. Mirantis engineers took the 6th, 24th, and 41st places, out of a total of 7900 entrants in the competition. They outperformed engineers from all other companies, even the competition sponsor, Google.
January 30, 2012
WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT Not long ago we’ve been working on deployment of OpenStack Cactus-based public cloud using Xen as an underlying hypervisor. One of the problems we’ve faced were Windows guest instances failing to set up their administrator password to those generated by nova on instance creation. As it turned out the overall [...]
February 6, 2012
Engineering experts will share case studies about enterprises using OpenStack.
Executives of Mirantis, a leader in engineering services for OpenStack™ Cloud, will describe how its customers are deploying OpenStack technology to attendees of Cloud Connect 2012, February 13-16 at the Santa Clara Convention Center.
February 13, 2012
Company organizes training to meet rapidly growing demand for OpenStack expertise.
Mirantis, a leader in engineering services for OpenStack™ Cloud, and CloudCamp, a noted organizer of cloud training and idea exchanges, have teamed up to deliver a series of training courses in OpenStack technology. The program will expand the pool of skilled engineering talent and expertise that a growing number of enterprises require in order to create, deploy, and maintain OpenStack solutions.
February 14, 2012
This is the first post in series that summarizes our analysis of Swift architecture. We’ve tried to highlight some points that are not clear enough in the official documentation. Our primary base was an in-depth look into the source code. The Ring is the vital part of Swift architecture. This half database, half configuration file [...]
March 13, 2012
One active arena of cloud blog battles lately was about open vs. enterprise clouds. Randy Bias of Cloudscaling is on the forefront of open cloud advocacy with a clear stance thatanything that is not an open cloud – is a legacy cloud. Massimo, in his recent blog did a great job categorizing different types of [...]
March 31, 2012
With Essex train in the wilds of testing, and the Essex release intended date less than 10 days away, we are pretty excited about everyone descending on San Francisco — practically our home town — for the Design Summit and conference. Here at Mirantis, the company famous across OpenStack community for distributing vodka bottles at [...]
April 5, 2012
When I first heard the announcement about Cloud.com being spun off into the Apache foundation, my initial reaction was to interpret the event as a hostile move by one of the OpenStack community insiders. Citrix is one of the founding members of OpenStack, with representation on the project policy board; the company has been quite [...]