Mirantis Cloud Platform Components
Kubernetes is the new standard for building cloud native, hybrid applications.
Running Kubernetes in the public cloud is easy. Hardware provisioning, network orchestration, persistent storage, DNS, back-up, and security are all taken care of for you behind the scenes. But when you run Kubernetes on-premises, all of this falls on the shoulders of enterprise IT, who are then faced with two options:
- Run Kubernetes on VMware and pay the vTax on your containerized workloads
- DIY a Kubernetes-native infrastructure using open source software and compromise on security and stability
Mirantis Cloud Platform empowers enterprise IT with an alternative by addressing key challenges in running Kubernetes on premises with a purpose-built, battle-tested open source stack, delivered via a build-operate-transfer model.
Storage for Kubernetes Apps
While the majority of cloud native apps tend to be stateless, they typically process and output information that needs to be persisted in block or object storage. With MCP we can integrate third-party storage like EMC or NetApp on premises, or use Ceph as a default, free alternative. Over its 8-year history, Ceph has evolved to become the de-facto standard in open source, distributed storage. Mirantis has been shipping and supporting Ceph for 6 of the 8 years and has ranked as a top 10 contributor to the Ceph codebase upstream.