Mirantis made a gutsy move this week to find a way to allow its OpenStack cloud development software to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This week Mirantis announced a partnership with Linux vendor SUSE, which will support RHEL implementations run by Mirantis customers.
It’s popcorn time for the OpenStack ecosystem watchers, as SUSE deftly makes Red Hat’s position irrelevant.
A massive transformation is underway in the way we manage IT infrastructure. More companies are looking for improved agility and flexibility.
Mirantis this week released an update to its distribution of OpenStack, based on the Mitaka release, that makes it simpler to manage the entire deployment lifecycle surrounding an OpenStack deployment.
There are many more companies that have been extremely successful around open source: Automattic makes money around WordPress; Acquia makes money around Drupal; Mirantis makes money around OpenStack; Docker and CoreOS make money around containers. And I can keep going.
TechWeekEurope managed to grab Renski during the summit for a quick-fire Q&A on the state of OpenStack and where Mirantis wants to be.
OpenStack vendor Mirantis first announced its Unlocked Appliances initiative in July 2015 as an effort to collaborate with hardware vendors on building OpenStack cloud appliances, and it’s been growing the program ever since. Mirantis today is announcing the expansion of the Unlocked Appliances program to include Quanta and Supermicro.
“What used to take several steps to create a network in Neutron, for example, has been reduced to a single command,” said Kamesh Pemmaraju. “It is also a lot easier now to configure Nova or to setup Keystone.”
Mirantis, one of the last pure play OpenStack startups left standing announced a major win today when VW chose them over Red Hat for an enormous OpenStack implementation.
OpenStack startup Mirantis has seen a surge in revenue in late 2015 and early this year as more enterprise and service provider customers have gone live with OpenStack deployments.
Intel also announced a collaboration with two startups, CoreOS and Mirantis Inc., that could make it easier for companies to move computing jobs between competing cloud services, or between their own data centers and the cloud.