Mirantis Partners with Arrow in UK and Ireland
September 09, 2014
By Sarah Bennett
OpenStack cloud technology company broadens access, distributing commercial-grade open-source cloud offerings in European market
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – (Sept. 9, 2014) – Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, today announced a new distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc. Arrow will distribute Mirantis OpenStack and Mirantis OpenStack Express to its broad community of solution providers in the UK and Ireland.
The agreement with Arrow follows the debut ofMirantis’ office in Franceand European headquarters in Amsterdam.
“OpenStack exploded in EMEA this year, moving quickly from tyre-kicking to real deployments,” said Mirantis EMEA Regional Director, Rajiv Sodhi. “Our collaboration with Arrow will enable enterprises, telecommunication companies, service providers and SaaS vendors to easily procure our zero lock-in OpenStack distribution, vendor-neutral training and world class end-to-end services.”
“EMEA is hungry to capitalise on the scalability, flexibility and agility of the cloud,” said David Ellis, Director of Strategy, UK and Ireland, Arrow ECS. “Mirantis offers a robust distribution of OpenStack, so it will be a critical offering in readying the enterprise for the cloud revolution.”
Mirantis’ agreement with Arrow will extend Mirantis’ leadership position in the OpenStack community. The company currently holds thelargest OpenStack-related dealon record: a five-year software licensing deal with Ericsson, the world leader in the 2G/3G/4G mobile network infrastructure market. It is also thelargest provider of OpenStack products and services for the telecommunications industry, serving Orange, Pacnet and Huawei.
Mirantis OpenStack is the zero lock-in distribution that makes cloud deployment easy, flexible and reliable. The distribution is as close to the “trunk” OpenStack release as possible, free of proprietary additions and backed by 24/7 enterprise-grade support. Mirantis OpenStack Express offers OpenStack-on-demand at the push of a button. With just a credit card, customers can provision OpenStack clouds for as little as a day, or as long as they want, without having to sign a long-term contract. Mirantis is also the highest-rated OpenStack training provider, equipping engineers with the tools to setup and deploy production-grade OpenStack clouds of any flavour.
Arrow will fold the Mirantis OpenStack distribution, Mirantis OpenStack Express, best-in-class training, and OpenStack services into its existing suite.
Mirantisis the pure-play OpenStack company. Mirantis delivers all the software, services, training and support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis than any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack at scale. Among the top five companies worldwide in contributing open source software to OpenStack, Mirantis has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds at companies such as Cisco WebEx, Comcast, Symantec, Ericsson, Expedia, Samsung, NASA, NTT Docomo, Workday, and PayPal. Mirantis is venture-backed by Intel, SAP Ventures, Ericsson and WestSummit Capital. For more information, visitwww.mirantis.comor follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.
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