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Mirantis Delivers First OpenStack Reference Architecture with EMC

May 06, 2015

By Sarah Bennett

Certifies EMC VNX, ScaleIO and XtremIO with Mirantis OpenStack

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – May 6, 2015 – Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, collaborating with EMC Corporation, the leader and innovator in cloud computing, flash and storage infrastructure solutions, has certified EMC® VNX®, EMC XtremIO™, and EMC ScaleIO® storage platforms with Mirantis OpenStack 6.0. The solution is the first to enable cloud architects, cloud operators and IT administrators build enterprise-class, scalable, and multi-tenant OpenStack clouds using EMC storage solutions.

 As part of the certification, EMC and Mirantis have delivered a reference architecture – the first to publish under EMC’s OpenStack Reference Architecture Program – which demonstrates how to use EMC storage systems, Mirantis OpenStack, and Cinder block storage drivers together in an OpenStack environment.

 “Every enterprise today is competing in a new software economy, putting pressure on IT to innovate at all levels,” said Boris Renski, Mirantis co-founder and CMO. “Many of our customers want to transition their architecture into a cloud model, but they cannot simply rip-and-replace their existing infrastructure. Certifying EMC on Mirantis OpenStack ensures that they will be able to leverage their existing EMC storage investments and new scale-out storage products with Mirantis OpenStack, easing their transition into next-generation cloud platforms.”

 “Many EMC customers, including large enterprises with mission-critical apps, are asking to use EMC storage solutions with OpenStack to build a scalable private cloud,” said Peter Cutts, Vice President, Cloud Technology Solutions, EMC Corporation “With Mirantis, they leverage OpenStack’s flexibility, modularity and cost efficiencies with EMC’s storage solutions. The result is a powerful, enterprise-ready cloud storage solution.”

 In addition to the reference architecture, Mirantis will sponsor Open@EMC, the first ever DevOps-focused track at EMC World. Mirantis co-founder Alex Freedland will be featured in EMC’s Best Practices Sharing For Building OpenStack Clouds panel on Wednesday, May 6, at 1:30 p.m. PT. Mirantis will also host “Designing Your Cloud Storage with Security and Performance in Mind,” a session demonstrating how to automate an OpenStack Cinder storage deployment with security and performance in mind.

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About Mirantis
Mirantis is the pure play OpenStack company. Mirantis delivers all the softwareservicestraining and support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis than any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack at scale. Among the top three companies worldwide in contributing open source software to OpenStack, Mirantis has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds at companies such as Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, Expedia, Workday, NASA, Samsung and Symantec. Mirantis is venture-backed by Insight Venture Partners, August Capital, Ericsson, Intel Capital, Sapphire Ventures and WestSummit Capital, with headquarters in Mountain View, California. Follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.

EMC, ScaleIO, VNX and XtremIO are trademarks or registered trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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Mirantis helps organizations ship code faster on public and private clouds, increasing developer productivity by removing the stress of managing infrastructure. The company combines automation and cloud native expertise to provide a ZeroOps approach to managing and operating Kubernetes and cloud environments. Mirantis delivers a public cloud experience on any infrastructure, from the data center to the edge, with one cohesive cloud experience for complete app and DevOps portability, a single pane of glass, and automated full-stack lifecycle management, all based on open source.

Mirantis serves many of the world’s leading enterprises, including Adobe, DocuSign, Inmarsat, PayPal, Reliance Jio, Societe Generale, Splunk, and S&P Global.