Mirantis Joins Dell Partner Program for OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution

Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Mirantis, a leader in engineering services for OpenStack™ Cloud, is partnering with Dell to enable customers to design, build, and manage enterprise-grade clouds using OpenStack technology.

The partnership combines the technology of Dell’s OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution with Mirantis’ engineering expertise in OpenStack to deliver cloud solutions tailored to the needs of Fortune 1000 enterprises, service providers, and SaaS companies. These solutions can drastically increase the speed and quality of application development and delivery. Moreover, they can reduce data center costs by up to 70 percent and eliminate the vendor lock-in of proprietary software.

“The two hundred Mirantis engineers and their road-tested expertise in OpenStack are a strong addition to the Dell OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution partner portfolio,” noted Joseph George, director of Product Strategy for Dell Cloud Solutions. “Their knowledge and skills add another dimension to our OpenStack solution, enabling our customers to get to success fast.”

Mirantis and Dell have already completed a number of customer projects, helping organizations deploy and manage the Dell solution, which advances the adoption of open source IaaS. While Dell provides hardware, software, services, reference architecture, and deployment guide to enable OpenStack adoption, Mirantis designs specialized, custom solutions to meet unique and complex enterprise needs in cloud computing.

“Dell and Mirantis share the commitment to build robust, automated clouds to meet the requirements of the most demanding customers. We couldn’t wish for a better partner to help our customers succeed with OpenStack,” said Adrian Ionel, CEO, Mirantis.

Mirantis has also provided important contributions to the Dell-developed Crowbar software framework, including partnering on key Crowbar barclamps for the latest Essex release of OpenStack. Dell’s Crowbar manages the OpenStack deployment from the initial server boot to the configuration of the primary OpenStack components. This permits users to complete bare metal deployment of multi-node OpenStack clouds in a matter of hours, as opposed to days.

“At Mirantis, we strive to make it extremely easy, yet safe, for organizations to adopt OpenStack software that is uncompromised by proprietary packaging,” explained Boris Renski, co-founder and executive vice president at Mirantis. “The Dell solution fits well with our commitment to the open source vision for OpenStack.”

Mirantis will partner with Dell to provide:     Custom architecture and design for OpenStack clouds     Deployment of custom OpenStack architectures     Automation     Integration with existing systems (monitoring, billing, security, authentication, networking)     Software-Defined-Networks (SDN)     Migration of existing applications to the cloud

Currently, Mirantis is the largest and most experienced provider of engineering services for OpenStack. It has developed significant expertise in the OpenStack technology and devoted substantial company resources to support OpenStack since its inception. The company also has contributed continuously to the OpenStack Compute and Identity projects, and is one of the key organizers of the Bay Area OpenStack user group, hosting quarterly community events in Silicon Valley.

Mirantis launched a new training program, which will be available to Dell customers for OpenStack skills development that will allow them to maintain their new programs. The company’s first hands-on training workshop on OpenStack Compute took place April 14-15. Open to the public, the session was sold out.

Dell has been a leader in the OpenStack community since its creation, and continues to work closely with a number of key OpenStack partners, including Rackspace, Opscode, Canonical, Intel, and others. Dell is also one of the industry’s most experienced partners to top global cloud services providers, including Facebook and Microsoft Windows Azure. This expertise in servers, software, and services is the underpinning of the Dell solution.

About Mirantis Mirantis is an engineering services company delivering expertise in open source application infrastructure and OpenStack. Clients include Cisco, GE Money, and Agilent. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, CA and currently houses one of the largest groups of experts in OpenStack under a single roof. Mirantis works with middleware vendors, compute infrastructure companies, and Fortune 1000 enterprises, helping them to extract value from OpenStack. http://www.mirantis.com.


Veronica Duren