Mirantis OpenStack Architecture
Mirantis Zero-Lock-In OpenStack Distribution
Mirantis OpenStack is the pure-play OpenStack distribution that interoperates with a variety of compute, storage and networking end-points for maximum flexibility. Unlike other distributions that lock-in users by limiting integration with specific components such as hypervisors, operating systems, storage, software defined networking (SDN), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), cloud management platform (CMP) or hardware, Mirantis OpenStack provides a robust set of OpenStack control-plane services that can be used with best-in-class infrastructure.
How is a Distribution Created?
Creating a robust OpenStack distribution takes many steps.
We fix bugs & security issues. All fixes are developed upstream-first, but we do not control the timing and acceptance of these into trunk. With Mirantis OpenStack, get timely access to all these fixes.
Packaging & Reference Architecture
We curate projects that are ready for production-use and package them with middleware to create highly available reference architectures that are proven to work, repeatable and supportable.
The combination of these operations gives you a 100% open-source distribution, but one that is not the same as trunk. Users who have tried to do this themselves have found that they need to hire and more importantly retain an extensive engineering team of OpenStack development engineers.