Introducing Murano: Bringing Windows Environments to OpenStack

At Mirantis, within our customer and partner base we see growing demand for deploying and running Windows based applications on OpenStack cloud. Today we are pleased to announce the forthcoming Murano project, which is designed to ease this process.  The main goal of this initiative is to create a native OpenStack component that enables fast provisioning and operation of Windows Environments on demand.


  • is native to OpenStack

  • introduces an abstraction level for Windows Environments

  • supports Availability Zones and Disaster Recovery scenarios

  • uses native Windows features for HA solutions

Murano is an open-source initiative headed up by Mirantis. We would appreciate all of your feedback and comments as we head for release.  Please check out these links for more information, source code, and so on.

Here are the key links:

To ask questions or make proposals, feel free to comment here, post a message on the OpenStack mailing list, or  reach us on the #murano IRC channel at freenode. Typically somebody from our team will be online in irc from 6:00 to 20:00 UTC. You can also contact the Murano community directly by sending an email  to (please note that your email address should be registered in launchpad, otherwise your mail will be ignored by the mail system).

We will also be holding weekly public community meetings on our IRC channel Mondays at 18:00 UTC.

We are very excited about the Murano project, and as always welcome your contributions, participation, and pull requests via github.

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