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The deep bench of OpenStack infrrastructure experts has the proven experience across scores of deployments and uses cases, to ensure you get OpenStack running fast and delivering continuous ROI.

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Mirantis provides coding, testing and maintenance for OpenStack drivers to help infrastructure companies integrate with OpenStack and deliver innovation to cloud customers and operators. Learn More

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Your one stop for the latest news and technical updates from across OpenStack ecosystem and marketplace, for all the information you need stay on top of rapid the pace innovation.

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Implementing Encryption Architecture with Cisco Webex for OpenStack Swift object storage
Oleg Gelbukh - September 28, 2012

This post is the first of an ongoing series on our engagement with Cisco Webex on their OpenCloud platform. One of the requirements for data center security is protection of "at rest" data. Usually this protection is about encrypting client-generated contents, including objects stored in the Swift cluster. In most cases, clients themselves could carefully encrypt their data; however, this requires …

Mirantis Cloud talks selected for OpenStack Summit San Diego 2012
David M. Fishman - September 27, 2012

We're priveleged to have had 3 talks based on our work selected for presentation at the OpenStack Summit October 15-18 2012. Check out these presentations, and we look forward to seeing you in San Diego! OpenStack Super BootCamp Monday October 15, 2012 3:40 pm - 6:00 pm Kirill Ishanov, Mirantis, Director OpenStack Services Engineering Built on the materials from the popular Mirantis OpenStack BootCamp …

Configuring Bare-metal Switches in OpenStack Cloud Networks: Bare-metal provisioning, part 4
Dmitry Russkikh - September 24, 2012

In previous blog posts, we outlined a bare-metal provisioning framework for OpenStack (see: Beyond virtual machines and hypervisors,  Placement control and multi-tenancy isolation and Preparing images for bare-metal nodes using OpenStack Cloud). This time, we want to talk about networking. Normally, when you run virtual instances, OpenStack does the networking configuration for you. This is not the case with bare-metal provisioning, since …

Preparing Images for Bare Metal nodes using OpenStack Cloud: Bare-metal provisioning, Part 3
Nikolay Bogdanov - September 20, 2012

Recently we began a series of blog posts on OpenStack provisioning bare-metal instances (see: Beyond virtual machines and hypervisors and Placement control and multi-tenancy isolation). While installing VMs is relatively easy, as they support common image formats like OVF and qcow2, bare-metal servers are not always that simple. This article describes how to prepare images for bare-metal nodes. In the case …

What’s new in OpenStack Folsom: Webcast Thursday 4 Oct 2012
David M. Fishman - September 18, 2012

Date: Thursday 4 October 2012 Time: 9am PT/12 Noon ET/6pm CET The last six months have seen tremendous acceleration for OpenStack. Highlights include the RackSpace public cloud launch, Suse's and RedHat’s announced OpenStack distros, VMWare’s arrival and the OpenStack foundation launch. Now, with baseline features set and hardening for enterprise usage in place, the Folsom release marks OpenStack’s transition from a service provider …

Placement control and multi-tenancy isolation with OpenStack Cloud: Bare Metal Provisioning, Part 2
Roman Bogorodskiy - September 17, 2012

In a previous post, we introduced the bare-metal uses cases for OpenStack Cloud, using its capabilities. Here, we're going to talk about how you can apply some of these approaches to a scenario mixing virtualization with isolation of key components. Isolation requirements are pretty common for OpenStack deployments. And in fact, one can just say: "Without proper resource isolation you can …

Beyond Virtual Machines and Hypervisors: Overview of Bare Metal Provisioning with OpenStack Cloud
Roman Bogorodskiy - September 13, 2012

Many people refer to ‘cloud’ and ‘virtualization’ in the same breath, and from there assume that the cloud is all about managing the virtual machines that run on your hypervisor. Currently OpenStack supports Virtual Machine management through a number of hypervisors, the most widespread being KVM and Xen. As it turns out, in certain circumstances, using virtualization is not optimal—for example, …

You can help put Large Enterprise Cloud on the OpenStack Agenda
David M. Fishman - September 11, 2012

Voting is underway for the sessions to be presented in the OpenStack summit. It's time to make a difference and cast a ballot for some really terrific sessions -- and we're doing our part to ensure you know about ours. While you'll need to be a member of the foundation to vote, we've posted our session descriptions here, below: Cisco Webex Case …

OpenStack accepting VMware was a mistake
Boris Renski - September 11, 2012

["The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." - Sun Tzu - In other news @VMware joins @openstack.] This tweet by @cloud_borat says it all. Subduing OpenStack is exactly what VMware did by joining the foundation. Every enterprise considering OpenStack that we ever encountered at Mirantis was primarily interested in OpenStack as an open alternative to proprietary VMware. While in …

Understanding your options: Deployment topologies for High Availability (HA) with OpenStack
Piotr Siwczak - September 10, 2012

When I was designing my first OpenStack infrastructure I struggled to find information on how to distribute its numerous parts across the hardware. I studied a number of documents, including Rackspace's reference architecture (which was once at http://referencearchitecture.org but now seems to be mothballed). I also went through the design diagrams presented in the OpenStack documentation. I must admit that back …