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Returning to Mirantis: Alex Freedland Shares Vision for Open-Source Innovation

Alex Freedland - January 10, 2024

I am thrilled to announce that I'm returning to Mirantis, the cloud-native infrastructure leader! As one of the co-founders of the company, I've been deeply involved in its journey from the start. It's an honor to step back into the role of CEO and continue driving our mission forward.

I've always believed in the power of open-source innovation, and it has been a guiding principle throughout my career. At Mirantis, we've been at the forefront of this innovation, investing in enterprise open-source solutions and delivering them to our customers. Our portfolio boasts diverse deployments that have helped organizations stay ahead of their competition.

My passion for open-source extends beyond Mirantis. As a co-founder and chairman of the finance committee of the OpenInfra Foundation, I've worked to foster collaboration and push the boundaries of what's possible in the open-source community. In 2014, I was even named one of the 39 most important people in cloud computing, by the journal Business Insider.

I want to take a moment to acknowledge the immense contributions of my co-founder, Adrian Ionel. Under his leadership, Mirantis achieved remarkable success, including strategic acquisitions and establishing ourselves as a leader in cloud-native infrastructure. Adrian's dedication has been invaluable, and I'm grateful for his help in transitioning to my new role.

As I return to the helm, I am more excited than ever about the future of computing. Mirantis will continue to harness the best of open source and transform it into secure, reliable, and scalable solutions. Our unique combination of innovation DNA, flexibility, and operational expertise sets us apart in a competitive landscape.

We remain committed to empowering developers to achieve their full potential. Our investments in Lens, k0s, and k0smotron drive advances in multi-cloud computing, making Kubernetes application development and operations easier and more productive. The success of Lens Desktop, which has already benefited over 1 million users, is just the beginning.

I want to assure you that our focus remains firmly on simplifying infrastructure management. By combining intelligent automation with our cloud-native expertise, we offer a ZeroOps approach to Kubernetes and cloud environments. This reduces the burden on developers and increases productivity, enabling them to deploy code faster on any infrastructure.

Our solutions have been trusted by leading enterprises worldwide, including Adobe, DocuSign, Inmarsat, PayPal, Société Générale, Splunk, and S&P Global. We pride ourselves on delivering innovative, tailored solutions that meet their specific needs.

I invite you to visit our website at to learn more about Mirantis and how we provide a public cloud experience on any infrastructure, from data centers to the edge. Our commitment to open-source innovation remains steadfast, and I'm excited to lead our team through the next phase of our journey.

Thank you for your support, and stay tuned for more groundbreaking developments from Mirantis!


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