Mirantis OpenStack for K8s 21.5 Delivers Greater Scalability & Enhanced Connectivity

Artem Andreev - October 12, 2021 - , , , ,

Mirantis is pleased to announce the availability of Mirantis OpenStack for K8s, version 21.5. This release expands upon the open nature of the Mirantis offerings by extending the workload orchestration service, provides an early look into Block Storage Encryption, and enhances the product documentation to provide you with a clear mapping of the versions of the major components that comprise every Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes release.

Tungsten Fabric plugin for OpenStack Heat

It is not uncommon for Telco operators to rely on the Tungsten Fabric API directly to get much more granular and advanced control over their virtual networking, as the standard OpenStack networking (Neutron) API alone is often not enough for their needs. At the same time, they still need to deploy and manage network applications in an automated fashion, which is commonly accomplished with the workload orchestration service (OpenStack Heat). Starting with Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes 21.5, every Tungsten Fabric-based Mirantis OpenStack cloud gets an additional extension pre-installed which allows users to control Software Defined Network by managing Tungsten Fabric primitives directly from their OpenStack Heat templates.

Technical Preview of Block Storage Encryption

Companies involved in private data processing and other security-conscious cloud operators are looking to offer their workloads the ability to encrypt persistent data. With the Block Storage Encryption capability available starting in this Mirantis OpenStack release, cloud users can pre-define special “encrypted” volumes types in the block storage service (OpenStack Cinder) and associate them with the keys stored in the secret manager service (OpenStack Barbican). All the data written to a volume instantiated from such a special type will get encrypted, transparently to the VMs, directly on the compute node before getting sent to the block storage backend (Ceph). We welcome you to give this Technical Preview a spin and share your feedback on the functionality ahead of its official general availability release.

Release Compatibility Matrix

At Mirantis, we believe velocity is the key to technology evolution. As you probably have noticed already, Mirantis OpenStack is built as a fast-moving product — just this year we managed to deliver 5 (!) releases, each carrying a sizeable payload of new features, stability improvements, fun fixes, etc.

But we’ve heard you – maintaining your open-source Cloud Infrastructure solution can be complicated when there are so many moving parts. In order to help our customers navigate across the rapidly changing landscape of Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes, we have put together a map – just a single page telling cloud operators:

  • Where they are now – the versions of the major components they are using: OpenStack, Ceph, Tungsten Fabric, etc.
  • Where they should be moving – the latest available versions of the software.
  • And how – references to the upgrade paths for each major component.
compatibility matrix for MOSK via docs portal  

You can learn more about these, and other features provided in Mirantis OpenStack 21.5 in the release notes.

If you’d like to begin a free trial of Mirantis OpenStack, you can get started here.

banner-img
From Virtualization to Containerization
Learn how to move from monolithic to microservices in this free eBook
Download Now
Radio Cloud Native – Week of May 11th, 2022

Every Wednesday, Nick Chase and Eric Gregory from Mirantis go over the week’s cloud native and industry news. This week they discussed: Docker Extensions Artificial Intelligence shows signs that it's reaching the common person Google Cloud TPU VMs reach general availability Google buys MobileX, folds into Google Cloud NIST changes Palantir is back, and it's got a Blanket Purchase Agreement at the Department of Health and Human …

Radio Cloud Native – Week of May 11th, 2022
Where do Ubuntu 20.04, OpenSearch, Tungsten Fabric, and more all come together? In the latest Mirantis Container Cloud releases!

In the last several weeks we have released two updates to Mirantis Container Cloud - versions 2.16 and 2.17, which bring a number of important changes and enhancements. These are focused on both keeping key components up to date to provide the latest functionality and security fixes, and also delivering new functionalities for our customers to take advantage of in …

Where do Ubuntu 20.04, OpenSearch, Tungsten Fabric, and more all come together? In the latest Mirantis Container Cloud releases!
Monitoring Kubernetes costs using Kubecost and Mirantis Kubernetes Engine [Transcript]

Cloud environments & Kubernetes are becoming more and more expensive to operate and manage. In this demo-rich workshop, Mirantis and Kubecost demonstrate how to deploy Kubecost as a Helm chart on top of Mirantis Kubernetes Engine. Lens users will be able to visualize their Kubernetes spend directly in the Lens desktop application, allowing users to view spend and costs efficiently …

Monitoring Kubernetes costs using Kubecost and Mirantis Kubernetes Engine [Transcript]
Technical training
Learn Kubernetes & OpenStack from Deployment Experts
Prep for certification!
View schedule
LIVE WEBINAR
Getting started with Kubernetes part 2: Creating K8s objects with YAML

Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM PST
SAVE SEAT
Mirantis Webstore
Purchase Kubernetes support
SHOP NOW