Mirantis and QCT Give Enterprises an Easy Onramp to OpenStack Private and Public Clouds
April 20, 2016
Leading OpenStack vendor and world’s largest systems maker establish global partnership
MOUNTAIN VIEW and SAN JOSE, CA – April 21, 2015 – Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, and QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology), are partnering to offer Mirantis Unlocked Appliances, turnkey, rack-based appliances featuring Mirantis OpenStack. Customers will now be able to buy the QCT QxStack Mirantis Unlocked Appliance for Cloud Native Applications featuring hardware and software from QCT and Cumulus Networks.
Through the Unlocked Appliance program, Mirantis collaborates with Unlocked Technology Partners such as QCT and Cumulus Networks to design and pre-validate an optimized configuration that leverages Mirantis OpenStack, the most popular and hardened OpenStack distribution on the market. The appliance is a pre-validated and pre-integrated turnkey environment designed for developing and deploying cloud native applications and container-based environments at scale, and delivered and supported by Certified Rack Partners such as FusionStorm. Customers are able to onramp OpenStack into their data centers in days, giving them access to agile development on their OpenStack platform.
QCT is a leading provider of advanced hardware and integrated systems to cloud data centers and a subsidiary of systems technology leader Quanta Computer Inc., a Fortune Global 500 company with $30B revenue in 2015. The company is a longtime supporter of open source cloud projects, including Open Compute Project and OpenStack.
“Mirantis Unlocked Appliances gives enterprises a fast, easy way to exploit the flexibility and cost-savings of OpenStack. They are off-the-shelf, optimized solutions that reduce time-to-value while also reducing risk in OpenStack deployments,” said Mirantis co-founder and CMO, Boris Renski. “The addition of the QCT Mirantis Unlocked Appliance brings hyperscale platforms as an alternative in Unlocked Appliances.”
“Together with Mirantis, we are extending the power of hyperscale datacenter design and OpenStack to our customers around the world,” said Mike Yang, general manager of QCT. “By offering a faster, easier route to OpenStack in production, service providers and enterprises can begin offering customers faster response times, better services and more flexibility in their business.”
“Appliances built on Mirantis OpenStack are rigorously tested and certified to run right out of the box, reducing the risk and complication associated with OpenStack deployments,” said FusionStorm vice president, Pre-Sales and Professional Services, Core Technologies, Jim Glueck. “Customers can get the full OpenStack experience in days.”
To learn more about Mirantis Unlocked Appliances, visit: https://www.mirantis.com/appliances.
QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) is a global data center solution provider extending the power of hyperscale datacenter design in standard and open SKUs to all datacenter customers. Product lines include servers, storage, network switches, integrated rack systems and cloud solutions, all delivering hyperscale efficiency, scalability, reliability, manageability, serviceability and optimized performance for each workload. QCT offers a full spectrum of datacenter products and services from engineering, integration and optimization to global supply chain support, all under one roof. The parent of QCT is Quanta Computer, Inc., a Fortune Global 500 technology engineering and manufacturing company. More at http://www.QCT.io.
Mirantis is the pure play OpenStack company, delivering all the software, services, training, and support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis than on any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack at scale. Mirantis is among the top three companies worldwide in contributing open source software to OpenStack, and has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds in the world, at companies such as Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, NASA, Samsung and Symantec. Mirantis is venture-backed by August Capital, Dell Ventures, Ericsson, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Insight Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Siguler Guff & Co., and WestSummit Capital, with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. Follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.
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