Newly released Mirantis Cloud Platform expands beyond private clouds to run Kubernetes on the public cloud
SUNNYVALE, CA – September 26, 2017 – Mirantis today is making it easier than ever to manage hybrid clouds across Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack, and even bare metal, launching the latest Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP) with a new capability to enable multi-cloud self-service Kubernetes clusters through Containers-as-a-Service (CaaS), improving container deployment and adoption for developers and operators alike.
MCP CaaS supports the use of K8s on OpenStack instances on-premises, AWS instances, or both; with additional public cloud options coming soon. The newly released MCP includes a web-based interface for managing Kubernetes clusters, making it intuitively easy for developers to immediately create and control their own Kubernetes based containers.
Like all other components within MCP, the new CaaS offering takes advantage of the DriveTrain lifecycle management (LCM) toolchain, enabling enterprises to standardize on a single open standards-based tool for both OpenStack and multi-cloud Kubernetes, improving ease of use across public and private clouds.
“With many new open source tools constantly being introduced into the vibrant container ecosystem every month, CaaS platforms are becoming increasingly complex to operate,” said Boris Renski, Mirantis CMO and co-founder. “Building on our experience operating OpenStack for customers like AT&T and VW, we plan to continue introducing new container services to our managed open cloud portfolio as open source projects behind them become more mature.”
The newest MCP release also includes enhancements to StackLight, its suite of Operations Support System (OSS) tools, and expanded update/upgrade capabilities for DriveTrain, its toolchain for Lifecycle Management (LCM).
StackLight now includes a new DevOps portal that provides a holistic view of the MCP environment. This new aggregated toolset significantly reduces the complexity of Day 2 cloud operations through services and dashboards around a high degree of automation, availability statistics, resource utilization, capacity utilization, continuous testing, logs, metrics and notifications.
DriveTrain enables new upgrades to Ocata, OpenContrail and also supports the latest Kubernetes version.
As the leading provider of Managed Open Clouds, Mirantis works with iconic global brands that are asking for a CaaS solution based on open source software and free from vendor lock-in, to accelerate their ability to innovate. Mirantis is bringing this new offering to market as a crucial component of an enterprise’s hybrid cloud and digital transformation strategy.
As one of the fastest-growing open source projects, Kubernetes use is expected to explode as companies increasingly evolve towards cloud-native software development. This course and certification ensures enterprises feel more secure when hiring a certified partner or developer. Cloud computing skills have progressed from being niche to mainstream as the world’s most in-demand skill set. The OpenStack User Survey shows Kubernetes taking the lead as the top Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) tool, while 451 Research has called containers the “future of virtualization,” predicting strong container growth across on-premises, hosted and public clouds.”
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Available now by contacting Mirantis, MCP CaaS pricing begins at $14,000 for a block of up to 1000 instances suitable for 20 users. For more information and to learn more about the newest MCP release, read our blog post covering the MCP enhancements.
Mirantis delivers open cloud infrastructure to top enterprises using OpenStack, Kubernetes and related open source technologies. The company is a major contributor of code to many open infrastructure projects and follows a build-operate-transfer model to deliver its Mirantis Cloud Platform and cloud management services, empowering customers to take advantage of open source innovation with no vendor lock-in. To date, Mirantis has helped over 200 enterprises build and operate some of the largest open clouds in the world. Its customers include iconic brands such as AT&T, Comcast, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, eBay, Wells Fargo Bank and Volkswagen. Learn more at www.mirantis.com.
Joseph Eckert for Mirantis