Expert Advice to Start your OpenStack Private Cloud Journey
Assess How OpenStack Can Help You
If you are in the early stages of your private cloud journey, you might be grappling with questions such as:
- Are private clouds right for you? Is OpenStack right for you?
- Will the OpenStack cloud work well with your existing on-prem infrastructure? Will it work work well with any public cloud workloads you may?
- Will the cloud help you achieve expected business goals? Will it meet the requirements of your developers? Will it fit the developers’ CI/CD (continuous integration/ continuous deployment) flow?
- Have you chosen OpenStack, but are unsure how you get to a production cloud from your current state?
- Or do you have an OpenStack cloud already, and are wondering how to get support?
Architecture Design Assessment (ADA)
This professional service is a 15-20 business day engagement where, based on your business and technical goals, our architects will propose a minimum viable product (MVP) and a roadmap of how to get there from your current state. 3-5 days of this engagement are conducted on-site on customer premises.
OpenStack Use-Case Validation
As organizations start their cloud transformation journey, one of the first steps is to find the right private cloud technology that can satisfy their infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) use-case requirements and business goals. This can be accomplished by setting up an OpenStack sandbox and running a tailored validation plan against it to verify the use-case. For such users, Mirantis offers a Use-Case Validation Bundle. The bundle includes subscription & support licenses and a mix of professional services. The result of this engagement will be a clear indication of whether OpenStack will fulfill your business objectives or not. It will provide proof points and materials you can use internally to build momentum around the OpenStack effort.
CI/ CD Assessment
Mirantis CI/ CD Assessment is a service offering where we will assess whether the CI/ CD flow your developers utilize or envision for application workloads will work on top of OpenStack and what best practices should be followed to maximize success.
For sophisticated users who consume OpenStack from the trunk, this service can alternatively assess if the you can set up a CI/CD solution for your OpenStack cloud itself. The assessment phase can be followed by implementation and maintenance.
If you have an OpenStack cloud already, pilot or production, and wish for Mirantis to provide support, the Mirantis Cloud Validation service is a required first step. Through this, we will develop a detailed understanding of the current solution, identify problem areas and create a plan for corrective actions. Upon successful execution of corrective actions, Mirantis can start supporting your cloud.
Community Engagement Assessment
Mirantis Community-as-a-Service for OpenStack (CaaS) is a service offering whereby Mirantis will analyze customer software, solutions and technologies to evaluate relevance to the OpenStack ecosystem, best project to integrate with (or recommend a new project), and the best approach to integrate. During the assessment phase, Mirantis will determine the scope of the envisioned open source parts, effort and timeline required to execute an open source integration.The assessment phase can be followed by implementation and maintenance.
Application & Services Catalog Assessment
If you have OpenStack up & running, and are now wondering how to provide additional value to your internal IT users or developers by creating an application and services catalog, the Mirantis Application & Services Catalog Assessment can help. We will evaluate your applications, developer tools, and developer services (e.g. databases, LBaaS etc.) and assess whether the Murano application catalog is the right tool for you. We will also provide you with a roadmap to a minimum viable initial version of the application & services catalog.
If you want more avenues to evaluate whether Mirantis OpenStack is the right choice for you, we have options!
When you start your Cloud Transformation journey, you don’t have months or years. Enterprises and service providers want private clouds deployed as-soon-as-possible! For such customers we offer two Mirantis OpenStack product subscription plus professional services bundles that are tuned for specific business outcomes. The idea is to get to these outcomes quickly without any wasted time.
Use-Case Validation Bundle
One of the first steps, in a cloud transformation, is often to find the right private cloud technology that can satisfy your infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) use-case requirements and business goals. This can be accomplished by setting up an OpenStack sandbox and running a tailored validation plan against it to verify the use-case. The Mirantis Use-Case Validation bundle accomplishes exactly this.
A 10 node Mirantis OpenStack subscription
- 8×5 support for 3 months
- 24×7 support for 6 months
- To create a validation plan
- Deploy the OpenStack cluster
- Execute the validation plan
At the conclusion of this effort, you will know for sure whether OpenStack is the right technology for you or not. If the answer is yes, you can start building out a production cloud.
Quickstart Roadmap Bundle
Some customers need a deeper engagement than offered by the Use-Case Validation bundle. You might need a complete roadmap that shows you how to get to your first production cloud (minimum viable product). And you might want your team trained on Mirantis OpenStack. The Quickstart bundle is a superset of the Use-Case Validation bundle.
Architecture Design Assessment (ADA) service
Mirantis OpenStack on-site training session
Use-case Validation Bundle