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Mirantis Joins New Global Open Source Community to Orchestrate Production NFV Deployments

February 22, 2016

By Sarah Bennett

Global initiative — including 23 service providers and solution vendors — to use Murano and Fuel to dramatically accelerate agility and innovation for $1.6 trillion telecom industry

Barcelona, 22ndFebruary, 2016. –Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, today announced that it is a founding member of Open Source MANO (OSM), a community focused on delivering Open Source Management and Orchestration (MANO) aligned with ETSI NFV Information Models.

Mirantis joins 23 service providers and solution vendors in building a service provider-led community to unlock Communications Service Providers (CSPs) from expensive proprietary hardware, enabling them to increase average revenue per user (ARPU) and service agility by launching new services with greater velocity while lowering cost and meeting the requirements of production NFV networks using the common Information Model (IM) that has been defined, implemented and released in open source software.

“OpenStack has been a key enabler for radical transformation in the telecom industry, but there is still important work to be done in bridging the OSM and OpenStack communities and projects,” said Boris Renski, CMO, Mirantis. “Mirantis pioneered a popular NFV orchestration project in OpenStack (Murano), which today is used and co-engineered by carriers and telecom vendors such as AT&T, Saudi Telecom, Comcast, Telefonica, Cisco, Huawei, and countless others. The formation of OSM will unite us in driving projects like Murano forward.”

Mirantis OpenStack is the leading distribution for companies in the $1.6 trillion* telecommunications industry. Engagements include the largest OpenStack deal on record with Ericsson, and some of the largest companies in the U.S., Germany, France, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and the U.K. Recently, Mirantis and STC, the largest telecommunication services provider in the Middle East and North Africa, announced a partnership to deliver public cloud services on Mirantis OpenStack. It is the first OpenStack public cloud solution to be offered in MEA.

OSM supports Resource Orchestration (RO) and Service Orchestration (SO), which Mirantis will augment with Fuel, an OpenStack project sparked by Mirantis, the de-facto installer for OPNFV and one of two default installers for Openstack.

Additionally, Mirantis will contribute Murano application catalog models along with open source software which is currently used in production NFV deployments to help accelerate OSM’s Resource and Service Orchestrators. Mirantis, one of the Openstack Foundation Board members, is working on creating a liaison between ETSI’s OSM and Openstack’s Murano Project.

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*According to industry research firm Gartner, telecommunications account for 40% of global IT spending, an estimated $1.6 trillion in 2014 (Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending on Pace to Reach $3.8 Trillion in 2014).

About Mirantis

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, 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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