Mirantis partners with Germany-based BI2run for sales and support of Mirantis Container Runtime
With the growth of cloud native technologies, thousands of organizations are using containers with Business Intelligence (BI) platforms and other enterprise software tools. This includes many enterprises using Windows Server containers that now need to transition to a subscription for Mirantis Container Runtime (formerly Docker Engine-Enterprise) to continue receiving container runtime support and security updates.
Mirantis is excited to partner with BI2run, a business intelligence support specialist based in Düsseldorf, Germany, to support the global distribution of Mirantis Container Runtime licenses, with the option for extended 24/7 support for enterprise business intelligence systems. The collaboration will not only help Microsoft customers to safeguard their existing Windows Server container deployments, but also enable any business adopting cloud native technologies to utilize a secure, FIPS 140-2 validated container engine as the keystone of a secure software supply chain.
Customers purchasing Mirantis Container Runtime (MCR) from BI2run will enjoy several benefits, including:
Easy ordering via the BI2run website (German and English)
No minimum purchase quantity
Optional extended support for BI systems
Customer support in German and English
Designated support contact person
Continuous access to the latest updated images and security patches for CVEs
Choice of MCR for Windows or Linux
Protect your Windows container deployments
There is an urgent need right now among Microsoft customers who run containers using “Windows Server with Containers” VM images or the DockerMsftProvider API. On May 1st, 2023, Microsoft discontinued these products and stopped offering container runtime support and security updates, which were delivered by Mirantis. While existing instances of the affected images will continue to function, support and updates now are only available through a subscription to MCR.
Highly-specialized BI support
So why did Mirantis choose to partner with BI2run? We were impressed by the company’s highly-specialized focus on BI support and their many years of experience. BI2run supports business intelligence solutions from many leading vendors, including IBM, Microsoft, Qlik, Cubeware, Bissantz, and more. They are especially respected for their expertise in IBM Planning Analytics, formerly known as IBM Cognos TM1. These factors make BI2run the ideal partner for us to offer world-class support for MCR, especially for customers who need expert care for business intelligence systems.