OpenStack Driver Development

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Solutions Engineering

Services offerings for all phases of the OpenStack lifecycle, from green-field to migration to scale-out optimization, including Migration, Self-service IT as a Service (ITaaS), CI/CD. Learn More

Deployment and Operations

The deep bench of OpenStack infrrastructure experts has the proven experience across scores of deployments and uses cases, to ensure you get OpenStack running fast and delivering continuous ROI.

Driver Testing and Certification

Mirantis provides coding, testing and maintenance for OpenStack drivers to help infrastructure companies integrate with OpenStack and deliver innovation to cloud customers and operators. Learn More

Certification Exam

Know OpenStack? Prove it. An IT professional who has earned the Mirantis® Certificate of Expertise in OpenStack has demonstrated the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to create, configure, and manage OpenStack environments.

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The #1 Pure Play OpenStack Company

Some vendors choose to “improve” OpenStack by salting it with their own exclusive technology. At Mirantis, we’re totally committed to keeping production open source clouds free of proprietary hooks or opaque packaging. When you choose to work with us, you stay in full control of your infrastructure roadmap.

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The rapid growth and adoption of OpenStack cloud has created tremendous demand for complementary technologies. Today, hundreds of infrastructure companies are actively investing in developing and maintaining drivers and other integration points to ensure that their solutions are adopted by public and private clouds deployments alike. As the largest, independent vendor of OpenStack services and technology, Mirantis has helped many companies code, test, upstream and maintain OpenStack drivers, plugins and other enabling software components.

We also help partners develop complete solutions for delivering your product to customers in the context of a hardened, close-to-trunk OpenStack distribution – Mirantis OpenStack – and for using Mirantis Fuel to configure and automatically deploy Mirantis OpenStack with your product enabled. Through our alliance program, we work shoulder-to-shoulder to help our customers and yours with adoption of your infrastructure offering in the context of their OpenStack initiatives.

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For vendors who want to supply technology that will be used in OpenStack environments, creating drivers for their products is the first step in positioning themselves to grow with the emerging OpenStack cloud marketplace.

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Here’s how we can help:

Driver Development/Validation

To make your product compatible with OpenStack, we can develop a base implementation driver — optimizing it for OpenStack’s architecture, developing appropriate integration and functional tests, and documenting it completely to facilitate configuration, installation and use. Learn more.

Mirantis OpenStack Certification

Mirantis OpenStack gives customers the tools and support they need to evaluate, build proofs of concept, and rapidly create OpenStack clouds at production scales. We can help you prepare a runbook and instructions for installing and configuring your driver with Mirantis OpenStack. Learn more.

Driver Upstreaming

Once a base implementation driver has been created, tested and validated, we can prepare the driver for review by the OpenStack community for ‘upstreaming,’ with the goal of having the driver accepted as an official part of OpenStack for a single target release cycle. This lets you use the generic “OpenStack Compatible” trademark, makes your product more visible to customers, and makes you part of the global OpenStack community. Learn more.

Fuel Integration

Give your customers the ability to deploy robust OpenStack configurations with your solution embedded. Fuel integration makes your product menu-selectable, wizard-configurable, auto-installable, and can provide relevant post-installation health checks to assure proper functioning — all in the context of tested reference OpenStack deployment architectures. Learn more.

Driver Maintenance

The longer your driver is maintained upstream, the bigger your OpenStack market opportunity. We can maintain your upstreamed driver through multiple OpenStack release cycles, continually improving your offering as more and more users adopt it. Learn more.

We Can Train your staff

Help train your staff on OpenStack through our industry-leading public and private course offerings. Learn more


When our work is done, we hand off an operations-driven, turnkey environment that lets your admin staff handle change rapidly and reliably. With Mirantis, you benefit from a proven, cost-effective approach that gets your product working with OpenStack quickly, connects you with the community, and provides the tools you need to reach OpenStack adopters.