MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 3, 2014) - Mirantis, the world's leading OpenStack company, today announced that strong growth in the first half of 2014 saw the company become the largest provider of OpenStack products and services for the telecommunications industry. Mirantis customers are leaders in their fields:
- Ericsson is the world leader in the 2G/3G/4G mobile network infrastructure market with 35 percent market share in 2012.
- Orange is one of the most recognizable telecommunications companies in Europe with millions of customers across the Continent.
- Pacnet possesses the most extensive privately-owned submarine cable system, with connectivity to interconnected data centers across 14 cities in the Asia-Pacific region.
- Huawei serves 45 of the world's 50 largest telecoms operators.
- Tata Communications operates India's largest data center and has a cable network of over 25,000 km.
Mirantis has been supporting customers in the telecommunications space since the inception of OpenStack more than 4 years ago. Such collaboration has enabled these companies to attain the production qualities that people have come to OpenStack cloud for today. Mirantis customers in the telecommunications space alone generate hundreds of billions of dollars in annual revenues and employ hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.
"When you provide the phone and internet service for millions of people, like our telecommunications customers do, you can't afford any downtime," said CEO Adrian Ionel. "Customers like Ericsson, Orange, Huawei, Pacnet and Tata Communications turn to Mirantis OpenStack because they know that the clouds we deploy are robust enough to handle their largest workloads in-production with zero downtime. The fact that we focus exclusively on OpenStack products and services means that we have developed an unmatched level of expertise across a broad range of standards and use cases, across the ecosystem."
"The rapid change in the global telecommunications marketplace means we need to deliver innovation and reliability to stay competitive," said Jim Fagan, president of Managed Services at Pacnet. "We use Mirantis OpenStack as the cloud infrastructure for Pacnet Enabled Network, our Network-as-a-Service platform. Customers' growing need for a flexible, intelligent network has served as the key driver of our PEN development which leverages both SDN and NFV to enable the deployment of the high performance and cloud-ready networks demanded by today's ever growing hybrid cloud environment. The complementary effect of combining SDN and NFV capabilities in the PEN platform puts the control of the network into the hands of our customers."
Mirantis supports telecommunications providers with a unique array of vendor-neutral products and services. The Mirantis OpenStack distribution is as close to the "trunk" release as possible, free of proprietary additions and backed by 24/7 enterprise-grade support. Mirantis is also the world's largest OpenStack training provider, equipping engineers with the tools to setup and deploy production-grade OpenStack clouds of any flavor. Mirantis offers OpenStack-on-demand at the push of a button via Mirantis OpenStack Express. With just a credit card, customers can provision OpenStack clouds for as little as a day, or as long as they want, without having to sign a long-term contract.
Mirantis is the world's leading 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 Cisco WebEx, Comcast, Symantec, Ericsson, Expedia, Samsung, NASA, NTT Docomo, Workday, and PayPal. Mirantis is venture-backed by Ericsson, Intel, Red Hat, SAP Ventures and WestSummit Capital. For more information, visit www.mirantis.com or follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.
* According to industry research firm Gartner, telecommunications account for 40% of global IT spending, an estimated $1.6 trillion in 2014 (Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending on Pace to Reach $3.8 Trillion in 2014).