Mirantis Offers Do-it-Yourself OpenStack
December 10, 2012
By David M. Fishman
Mountain View, California, December 10, 2012– Mirantis, the largest OpenStack® systems integrator, today said it will offerDo-It-Yourself (DIY) Assist Services for OpenStackto help tech-savvy OpenStack adopters build their own vendor-neutral cloud platforms.
“We are seeing that the majority of OpenStack adopters today are looking to build an OpenStack cloud themselves. However, most still need some level of assistance on best practices in order to accelerate their efforts and ensure that projects are done correctly the first time,” explained Boris Renski, co-founder, Mirantis andOpenStack Foundationboard member. “DIY Assist provides this extra boost to help companies achieve their cloud computing goals efficiently.”
DIY Assist for OpenStackincorporates services such as development of company-specific OpenStack reference architectures (hardware architecture and logical deployment architecture of OpenStack components), developer training, and short-term deployment support. It is available in three options – Lite, Basic, and Pro – so that companies can select the package that provides the level of assistance they require.
“Mirantis has been a very strong supporter of OpenStack. In addition to helping individual companies develop capabilities to deploy OpenStack Cloud, Mirantis has created programs that help the community grow,” said Alan Clark, chairman of the OpenStack Foundation “This new offering is again designed to expand adoption of OpenStack technology.”
“During the past two years, Mirantis delivered more than 30 OpenStack deployment and integration projects for some of the most well-known early adopters of the OpenStack platform, such as NASA, Internap, WebEx, Gap, and PayPal,” noted Adrian Ionel, CEO, Mirantis. “With DIY Assist for OpenStack, we are sharing our accumulated expertise with a broad group of early adopters in a manner that will help them create advanced OpenStack capabilities within their companies and fast-track their OpenStack deployments.”
“Vendor neutrality and openness is what makes OpenStack so appealing. Our mission at Mirantis is to accelerate adoption of the OpenStack platform without compromising its key appeal. DIY Assist is our next step in that mission,” continued Renski.
Mirantis has been a leader in the OpenStack movement since the open source project was introduced in 2010. The company has dedicated developers contributing toQuantum LBaaS, helps run the Bay Area OpenStack user group in Silicon Valley, and supported the establishment of the OpenStack Foundation. Mirantis also runs atraining programto expand the pool of skilled engineering talent and expertise in OpenStack.The company’s ongoing ‘Boot Camps’ have become very popular and are usually sold out; the next one is December 13-14 in Mountain View, CA.
Mirantis delivers OpenStack cloud and open source application infrastructure. With the largest pool of OpenStack engineering expertise on the market, Mirantis helps service providers, SaaS vendors, and enterprises build and run robust OpenStack cloud infrastructure, powered by the full force of open source innovation. Its focus: vendor-independent cloud implementation uncompromised by opaque hooks or proprietary packaging. The company has a unique cost-effective delivery model, founded on years of deep software engineering experience for demanding Fortune 1000 companies. Customers include Cisco, Dell, GE, Agilent, NASA, The Gap, Axcient and Nexenta. Mirantis is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with engineering centers in Russia and Ukraine. www.mirantis.com