Mirantis and Mellanox are partnering to integrate support for Mellanox software-defined networking and accelerated storage networking adapters and switches into Mirantis OpenStack. Mellanox SDN offers improved hypervisor performance and security by offering new offload engines including VXLAN and SR-IOV. Mellanox interconnect enables more efficient cloud operation that is optimized for private and public cloud at scale. Their storage plug-in for Cinder enables use of Mellanox ConnectX-3 adapters able to run high volumes of storage data over the iSER protocol on InfiniBand and Ethernet. Mellanox drivers are Mirantis OpenStack Certified, distributed with the Mirantis OpenStack .iso, and Reference Architectures have been prepared to facilitate manual integration.