In the Media
September 18, 2012
Boris Renski, who is the co-founder of OpenStack integration consultancy Mirantis, told Network World that allowing VMware into the open source cloud project was a “huge mistake” that could damage the project’s market perception. Renski said that every enterprise he’s worked with so far has been interested in OpenStack because they view it as an alternative to VMware.
September 17, 2012
Boris Renski, co-founder of OpenStack integration consultancy Mirantis, says every enterprise he’s worked with so far has been interested in OpenStack because they view it as an alternative to VMware. The board’s vote earlier this month has now muddled the differences, he says. “If OpenStack isn’t an alternative to VMware, then what the hell is it?” Renski says. Renksi’s comments may reflect some tension, fueled in part by a blog post by VMware VP of Cloud Strategies Mathew Lodge in April comparing the open source projects, including OpenStack, to the three “ugly sisters,” which he says was in response to the projects claiming they are more open than VMware.
September 8, 2012
OpenStack is hot, but determining which companies are best poised to capitalize on its promise is hard to do. Says writer Prabhakar Gopalan: “…there’s also a third type of service provider — pure play professional services firms that build and deploy OpenStack clouds. Firms such as Mirantis have developed unique IP around their tools and process to accelerate the rollouts of OpenStack clouds. It will be interesting to see the larger impact these firms will have in driving the direction of the project.”
August 20, 2012
Mirantis Expands Training for OpenStack Cloud New private and customizable training on OpenStack Cloud for companies’ IT teams is added to popular public Boot Camps on OpenStack Mountain View, Calif., (PRWEB) August 20, 2012 Mirantis, a leader in engineering services for OpenStack™ Cloud, announced it will expand its popular training program for OpenStack to include private, … Continued
August 15, 2012
SUSE Announces Cloud Partnerships with Mirantis and B1 Systems New partners to help optimize SUSE’s private and hybrid cloud solution Nuremberg, Germany August 15, 2012 SUSE today announced that Mirantis, the leading systems integrator for OpenStack™ cloud deployments, and B1 Systems GmbH, a leading open source solution provider, have joined the beta program for SUSE’s upcoming OpenStack-powered … Continued
July 25, 2012
“Objectively speaking, it was a very complementary move for VMware,” said Boris Renski, co-founder of Mirantis Inc., a cloud systems integrator based in Mountain View, Calif. “With SDN, virtual machines wouldn’t care where they were [running] and, from the standpoint of the value to the customer, it’s absolutely a good thing.”
July 13, 2012
Dell, one of the very first backers of the OpenStack project (and soon to be one of the founding members of the OpenStack Foundation), has refreshed its creatively-named Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution with an update that brings the reference architecture and services up to Folsom, the latest release of the open source cloud platform. And on the services side, Dell has recruited Canonical, Mirantis and enStratus to layer support and software on top of its cloud architecture. That’s in addition to Dell’s own recently open-sourced Crowbar tool for OpenStack deployment and configuration.
July 12, 2012
VSM: Why is this topic of comparing VMware and OpenStack so relevant today? BR: When I meet people at conferences like OSCON, Structure, CloudConnect, and others, there’s one question I’m hearing more frequently: “we are currently using VMware, but it is too expensive… tell me how OpenStack can help.”
June 22, 2012
Structure 2012 featured a series of workshops, including one Wednesday taught by Roman Alekseenkov, a director of engineering at consulting firm Mirantis. He showed how an open source utility, CrowBar, can quickly install a pre-configured version of OpenStack across any number of servers. CrowBar is open source code produced by a team at OpenStack community member Dell.