Mirantis Container Cloud Expands Cloud Choice with Microsoft Azure Support

Michael Ward - November 2, 2021 - , , ,

The rapidly changing business requirements which IT organizations are faced with today have many looking at moving their operations to cloud-native strategies. In today’s landscape, there are many options for where to host your infrastructure — from internal private clouds to a wide range of public cloud offerings — or some combination of them all. But selecting a cloud partner, or making the decision to host your own private cloud, is not an easy decision. There are pros and cons to each option, and differences in security, latency, ease of use, or cost are all factors that must be considered.

Once you make a choice on a Cloud provider, how easy is it for you to move when conditions warrant?  Will you be able to scale up and down as quickly as your business needs may require? Will a given Cloud option be able to deliver the performance you need not just today, but tomorrow? What happens if your chosen Cloud partner has a security breach and your stakeholders demand that you repatriate your compute and storage back on-prem to a private cloud?

At Mirantis, we believe that you should not have to make a single choice between the various options. We believe you should be able to not only choose amongst the options available, but also to easily and seamlessly move between them as your needs change — or even operate your infrastructure in a multi-cloud environment, allowing you to take advantage of the best of the various options available to you.

That’s why Mirantis Container Cloud provides you with the ability to deploy your OpenStack or Kubernetes infrastructure across a choice of cloud providers — we support our customers deploying clusters on OpenStack, bare metal (including bare-metal hosting provider Equinix), vSphere, and AWS. But our customers want more options, and so with our recent Mirantis Container Cloud 2.12 release, we expanded that choice to include support for Microsoft Azure.

Now Offering Microsoft Azure Support

With the addition of Microsoft Azure support, you can now take advantage of another major public cloud infrastructure provider which has a massive, world-wide foot-print, with regional hosting allowing you to place your infrastructure closer to your users. Extending our support to include Azure allows you the option for running your workloads on the two largest public cloud hosting providers — along with multiple options for private cloud deployments.

mirantis container cloud environment with all of the supported softwares and providers

By partnering with Mirantis, you can pursue a multi-cloud strategy and avoid being locked into any one cloud provider’s stack and APIs. Mirantis Container Cloud provides a unified API, allowing you to deploy, manage and observe your Kubernetes clusters across your choice of hosting infrastructure. This means you can take advantage of multiple hosting providers, without having to staff experts in each of the vendor offerings — which can be a key factor to your success when working to operate within in today’s competitive IT market.

Try Container Cloud on Azure Today

Mirantis enables the same cloud experience and same pace of innovation as a public cloud across any infrastructure. Whether public cloud, on-premises, or bare metal, we provide a single pane of glass to bring together your multi-cloud and hybrid infrastructure.

Let us help you start along your cloud-native journey. Experience it first-hand by giving Mirantis Container Cloud a trial run and follow this Get Started Guide to experience freedom of choice today.

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