TOKYO, JAPAN – July 5, 2016 — Mirantis, Inc. (Head office: Sunnyvale, CA; Co-founder & CEO: Alex Freedland), the pure-play OpenStack company, will establish Mirantis Japan, Inc. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Itsuo Iso) as a joint venture with AP Communications Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO: Takeshi Uchida).
In the private cloud market, OpenStack is the most widely used open-source software, boasting some of the largest communities in the world. In Japan, major companies have started employing OpenStack for promptly deploying new services, automating operation, reducing costs, and strengthening in-house systems. Mirantis is fully entering into the Japanese market to promote OpenStack innovation, deliver value to users, build partnerships, and drive new business.
Mirantis co-founder and CEO, Alex Freedland, said, “Mirantis’ joint venture with APC in Japan will unite Mirantis’ OpenStack expertise with APC’s local expertise. Together, the companies will deliver OpenStack private cloud infrastructure that empowers enterprises to deliver software faster. Itsuo Iso brings a wealth of enterprise experience to the joint venture and will be instrumental in delivering value to customers.”
“Mirantis Japan is a critical component building relationships with diverse partners in Japan,” said Itsuo Iso, President and CEO, Mirantis Japan, Inc. “OpenStack continues evolving in the open source community with the support of engineers all over the world. As it grows, Mirantis will offer the same level of OpenStack expertise to our customers in Japan as we do around the globe.”
“We decided to join this joint venture because Mirantis and AP Communications have a shared policy to prioritize our customers’ business and work on IT infrastructure innovation from a long-term standpoint as a professional OpenStack company,” said Takeshi Uchida, President and CEO, AP Communications Co., Ltd. “We believe that we can rejuvenate the SI industry in Japan by serving as a bridge between Mirantis Japan and companies in Japan.”
Mirantis Japan will support customers across the telecommunications carriers and enterprise IT spaces, eliminating barriers between business and IT infrastructures and empowering companies to focus on faster delivery of software solutions.
About Mirantis Inc.
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 AT&T, Saudi Telecom, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Symantec, Telstra and Volkswagen. 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.