Mirantis and VMware Announce Partnership to Simplify Cloud Deployments on Mirantis OpenStack Distribution With VMware

Mirantis and VMware Announce Partnership to Simplify Cloud Deployments on 
Mirantis OpenStack Distribution With VMware
Technologies 
Companies Work to Enable Customers to Use Mirantis OpenStack
Distribution With VMware Enterprise-Grade Virtualization Solutions
for Compute, Networking and Storage 
PALO ALTO, CA and HONG KONG -- (Marketwired) -- 11/05/13 --  Open
Stack Summit -- Mirantis and VMware today announced a partnership to
develop and deliver solutions that help customers accelerate
large-scale cloud deployments based on the Mirantis OpenStack
distribution and VMware technologies. With this agreement, Fuel, the
open source tool for OpenStack deployment and management pioneered by
Mirantis, will add support for automating the deployment of the
Mirantis OpenStack distribution in conjunction with VMware
vCenter(TM) Server and VMware NSX(TM) technologies. 
"VMware has demonstrated its commitment to the open source community
by making significant code contributions and enabling its technology
to work well with OpenStack," said Boris Renski, co-founder and
executive vice president, Mirantis. "We see a lot of interest in both
VMware vSphere(R) and VMware NSX(TM) network virtualization from
Mirantis OpenStack customers, and this partnership will help us
provide the best possible experience for them. Through this
partnership, Mirantis and VMware will be able to drive innovations
that simplify the deployment of highly scalable and high-performing
clouds."  
"Mirantis has a strong track record in helping customers deploy
OpenStack," said Dan Wendlandt, director of product management for
OpenStack at VMware. "Mirantis OpenStack builds on this track record
by helping organizations run OpenStack clouds based on the best
compute, network, storage, and management technologies to meet their
IT and business requirements. By integrating best-of-breed VMware
technologies such as VMware vSphere(R), VMware NSX(TM), and VMware
Virtual SAN(TM) with Mirantis OpenStack, we are promoting customer
choice in terms of which path customers want to follow in building
their next-generation clouds." 
The Mirantis OpenStack distribution gives enterprises a broad
selection of supported operating systems, hypervisors and storage
back-ends. Mirantis gives customers the power and fl
exibility to
deploy Mirantis OpenStack packages alongside Red Hat Enterprise Linux
OpenStack Platform and Ubuntu OpenStack. 
OpenStack enables the use of different compute, network, and storage
technologies to build clouds. VMware provides a proven portfolio of
best-in-class components, including technologies such as VMware
vSphere(R), and new innovations such as VMware NSX and VMware Virtual
SAN(TM), for building OpenStack clouds. These solutions are backed by
a dedicated software development team at VMware focused on OpenStack. 
Using Fuel, Mirantis and VMware will enable the automated
configuration of: 


 
--  The OpenStack Compute service (Nova) with the VMware vCenter Server
    driver;
--  The OpenStack Networking service (Neutron) with the VMware NSX driver
    (formerly the Nicira NVP driver);
--  The OpenStack Block Storage service (Cinder) with the VMware VMDK
    datastore driver.
--  Compatibility with OpenStack Havana and future releases.

  
Additionally, Mirantis and VMware will coordinate around reference
architectures and commercial support, and Mirantis will provide
enterprise-class support for OpenStack on top of VMware products. 
About Mirantis
 Mirantis is 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, Cloudera, 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 
About VMware
 VMware (NYSE: VMW) is the leader in virtualization and
cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in
the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the
way they build, deliver and consumer Information Technology resources
in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs.
With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 500,000
customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in
Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found
online at www.vmware.com. 
VMware, VMware Virtual SAN, VMware vCenter, VMware vSphere and VMware
NSX are registered trademarks or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the
United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner"
or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship
between VMware and any other company. 
Contact Information
Yotam Levy for Mirantis
FLAK 42
650.319.8604 ext. 102
yotam@flak42.com 
Roger T. Fortier
VMware Global Communications
650-427-2410 
rfortier@vmware.com