On September 22, Mirantis’ Senior Technical Director, Greg Elkinbard, spoke at IBM’s Edge 2016 IT infrastructure conference in Las Vegas. His short talk described Mirantis’ mission: to create clouds using OpenStack and Kubernetes under a “Build, Operate, Transfer” model. He enumerated some of the benefits Mirantis customers like Volkswagen are gaining from their large-scale clouds, including more-engaged developers, faster release cycles, platform delivery times reduced from months to hours, and significantly lower costs.
Greg wrapped up the session with a progress report on IBM and Mirantis’ recent collaboration to produce a reference architecture for compute node placement on IBM Power8 systems: a solution aimed at lowering costs and raising performance for database and similar demanding workloads. Mirantis is also validating Murano applications and other methods for deploying a wide range of apps on IBM Power hardware, including important container orchestration frameworks, NFV apps, Big Data tools, webservers and proxies, popular databases and developer toolchain elements.
- Mirantis IBM Partner Page: https://www.mirantis.com/partners/ibm/
- For more on IBM Power8 servers, please visit http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?htmlfid=POB03046USEN