Mirantis and Parallels Partner to Help Service Providers Monetize OpenStack

Mirantis and Parallels Partner to Help Service Providers Monetize OpenStack 
Service Providers Can Now Add New Hosted Private Cloud IaaS Services
on OpenStack Using Mirantis OpenStack and Parallels Automation
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/09/14 --  Mirantis, the
number one pure-play OpenStack vendor and Parallels, a leading
hosting and cloud services enablement provider, today announced a
collaboration to integrate Mirantis OpenStack with Parallels
Automation. This integration will allow service providers using
Parallels Automation to easily offer OpenStack IaaS services to their
customers using the Mirantis OpenStack distribution.  
Parallels Automation is a hosting and cloud services delivery
platform used by hundreds of service providers worldwide, from the
largest telecom operators in the world to top hosters and providers
of vertical solutions. With Parallels Automation, service providers
can deploy new services more quickly, reduce operational costs and
increase average revenue per user.  
"As OpenStack gains momentum around the world with more and more
service providers, Parallels is natural partner for Mirantis," said
Boris Renski, executive vice president and co-founder of Mirantis.
"Cloud operators will benefit in two key ways. Service providers will
be able to provision and meter OpenStack infrastructure using
Parallels Automation. And by supporting Parallels Containers as an
alternative technology, service providers will have more choice when
it comes to container technology in OpenStack." 
Mirantis OpenStack will be integrated with Parallels Automation using
the APS 2 standard, making it easy for service providers to quickly
bring OpenStack-based IaaS services to market. The Parallels
Automation platform allows for seamless provisioning of these new
services, as well as the consolidated billing with other offerings in
the service provider's environment. 
"OpenStack is a priority for our service provider customers," said
John Zanni, chief marketing officer, Parallels. "We're pleased to
collaborate with Mirantis in developing an offering for our customers
that makes it easier for them to be successful in delivering and
monetizing OpenStack solutions." 
The Mirantis OpenStack integration with Parallels Automation gives
service providers, telecommunication companies, hosting providers,
managed service providers and other cloud operators a range of
benefits, including: 

--  Immediate access to the fast-growing OpenStack market at lower cost
    and shortened time to market. No need to customize OpenStack to work
    with Parallels Automation or invest in provisioning, billing,
    monitoring, resource allocation, or service enablement wrappers for
    their OpenStack offering;
--  A consistent end user experience. Cloud customers get a self-service
    environment in which they can provision and operate their OpenStack
    cloud within the same infrastructure footprint they already use with
    their preferred service provider;
--  No OpenStack lock-in. As the first zero-lock-in distribution, Mirantis
    OpenStack promises cloud-operators and cloud consumers alike a proven,
    working open source cloud environment free of opaque hooks or
    proprietary packaging.

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, Comcast, Dell, The Gap, NASA, NTT Docomo, PayPal, Red Hat,
Sprint and Verizon. Mirantis is venture-backed by Dell, Intel, Red
Hat, SAP and WestSummit Capital. For more information, visit
www.mirantis.com or follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit. 
About Parallels
 Parallels(R) is a global leader in hosting and cloud
services enablement and cross-platform solutions. Parallels began
operations in 2000 and has developed into a fast-growing software
company with more than 900 employees across offices in North America,
Europe, Australia and Asia. 
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Contact Information
Yotam Levy for Mirantis
650.319.8604 ext. 102
Nikolett Bacso for Parallels
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