Mirantis Ships First Zero Lock-In OpenStack Distribution Designed for the Enterprise Market

  Mirantis Ships First Zero Lock-In OpenStack Distribution Designed for the
  Enterprise Market

 Leading provider of OpenStack software solutions, professional services and
      training releases enterprise distribution of OpenStack in flexible
    configurations with 3^rd party plug-ins tested in largest deployments

Business Wire

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- October 21, 2013

Mirantis, the number one pure-play OpenStack vendor, today announced general
availability of Mirantis OpenStack, a flexible and commercially-supported
OpenStack distribution that gives enterprises the widest selection in choice
of supported operating systems, hypervisors and storage back-ends. Mirantis
OpenStack integrates core OpenStack components, essential related OpenStack
projects and 3rd party plug-ins, in a single, commercially-supported package.
It offers the latest innovations from the open source community along with the
testing and reliability expected of enterprise software.

"We’ve helped scores of Global 2000 customers stand up the largest OpenStack
clouds in production and they’ve helped us design the first easy, flexible,
and reliable OpenStack distribution designed for enterprises at scale,” said
Adrian Ionel, Mirantis CEO. “We have no larger software portfolio agenda. We
are focused only on helping our customers succeed with OpenStack. No other
distribution of OpenStack offers customers this range of choice or
extensibility in their cloud.”

Mirantis OpenStack distribution includes core OpenStack packages that run on
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), CentOS and Ubuntu operating systems. Mirantis
OpenStack includes support for three related OpenStack projects – Fuel,
Savanna and Murano. Mirantis engineers led the development of the open source
Savanna project that provides Hadoop on demand on OpenStack with just one
click. The Mirantis OpenStack Distribution also supports Ceph as the back end
for object and block storage and offers an early preview of drivers for
VMware's vSphere virtualization platform. Currently based on the
enterprise-tested Grizzly release, Mirantis OpenStack distribution on the
Havana release will be available for download after November 11, 2013 from the
Mirantis web site.

“Between service providers considering which cloud platform to deploy and
enterprises looking to build out private clouds, I've seen nothing but a
rising tide of interest in OpenStack over the past year,” said Michael Coté,
research director of infrastructure software for 451 Research. “OpenStack's
foundational nature of flexibility is appealing to the varied needs that these
companies have across operating systems, storage, and other infrastructure. At
the same time, the market is hungry for easier methods to stand up and manage
OpenStack clouds. I'm eager to see the further refining of the various
OpenStack distributions over the next year and it's encouraging to see the
seasoned experts at Mirantis entering this business.”

Included with Mirantis OpenStack is project Fuel, an open source installation
and management tool that provides consumer-grade simplicity to the
time-consuming and error-prone process of deploying various configuration
flavors of OpenStack at scale. Fuel lets enterprises install, deploy and
manage various OpenStack distributions via a single control plane. Only
Mirantis gives customers the power and flexibility to deploy Mirantis
OpenStack packages alongside Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and
Ubuntu OpenStack. Fuel makes it easy to run and manage all three OpenStack
environments through a single control plane and decide which environments to
scale up or down on the fly even in production deployments.

Mirantis is the only pure-play OpenStack vendor among the top five
contributors to the OpenStack Havana release cycle and is a founding board
member of the OpenStack foundation. Employing more than 400 OpenStack
infrastructure experts across three continents, Mirantis has helped dozens of
enterprise customers succeed with OpenStack.

“Following 50 pages of instructions and examples provided by a Rackspace
OpenStack instructor, I kept running into little problems,” said Justin
Franks, senior operations engineer at Lithium Technologies, developer of
social software for iconic brands such as AT&T, Best Buy, HP, Paypal, Sephora
and Univision.“Mirantis came into our office and stood up Mirantis OpenStack
for our POC Dev environment in a few hours. After they left I tore everything
down and rebuilt our POC over and over with Fuel.”

To find out more about Mirantis OpenStack, please visit

About Mirantis

Mirantisis the number one pure-play OpenStack company. Mirantis delivers all
the software, services, training and support needed for running OpenStack.
More customers rely on Mirantis than any other company to get to production
deployment of OpenStack at scale. Among the top five companies worldwide in
contributing open source software to OpenStack, Mirantis has helped build and
deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds at companies such as AT&T, Cisco
WebEx, Comcast, Dell, The Gap, NASA, NTT Docomo, PayPal, Red Hat, Sprint and
Verizon. Mirantis is venture-backed by Intel, Dell, Red Hat and WestSummit
Capital. For more information, visit www.mirantis.com or follow us on Twitter
at @mirantisit.


For Mirantis:
Yotam Levy, 650-319-8604 ext. 102
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