SOURCE: Mirantis

January 08, 2015 06:01 ET

Mirantis Launches First OpenStack Installer With Plugin Flexibility for Networking and Storage Solutions

Partners Can Now Create Deployment Plugins for Fuel, Making Their Solutions Available Out-of-the-Box With Mirantis OpenStack

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 8, 2015) - Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, today launched Mirantis OpenStack 6.0. Based on OpenStack Juno, Mirantis OpenStack 6.0 is the first OpenStack distribution to let partners write plugins that install and run their products automatically. Partners and customers can write plugins for the Fuel deployment manager, letting users seamlessly add functionality in OpenStack instead of manually installing additional software and drivers.

Fuel offers an open source framework for creating deployment plugins, offering users a wide range of capabilities that they can repeatedly and reliably add to their Fuel-managed OpenStack clouds. Fuel plugins that are shipping today with Mirantis OpenStack 6.0 include Load-Balancing-as-a Service with HAProxy, Virtual-Private-Network-as-a-Service, and NetApp and Red Hat's GlusterFS as backend storage for Cinder. Customers and partners can also build additional network, storage, operations and authentication plugins.

"As the pure-play OpenStack vendor, Mirantis is committed to keeping hardware and software choices completely open and to removing technical barriers to adoption," said Boris Renski, Mirantis CMO. "Our investment in pluggable architecture makes it much easier for customers to take advantage of their preferred networking and storage solutions in building, deploying and managing their OpenStack clouds."

In addition to a newly pluggable OpenStack installer, Mirantis OpenStack 6.0 features improved high availability functionality, and has been rigorously tested to perform out-of-the-box at a scale of up to 100 nodes. It also offers extended support for VMware, including a reference architecture VMware vCenter Server and VMware NSX, and support for vSphere Datastore and Nova-Network VLAN Manager support for vCenter.

To learn more about Fuel, including how to download or build plugins, visit: https://software.mirantis.com/key-related-openstack-projects/project-fuel/

About Mirantis
Mirantis is the 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 three 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, Comcast, Ericsson, Expedia, NASA, NTT Docomo, PayPal, Symantec, Samsung, and WebEx.

Mirantis is venture-backed by Insight Venture Partners, August Capital, Ericsson, Red Hat, Intel Capital, Sapphire Ventures and WestSummit Capital, with headquarters in Mountain View, California. Follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.

Learn more:
Mirantis: www.mirantis.com
Mirantis OpenStack: https://software.mirantis.com/
Mirantis OpenStack Express: https://express.mirantis.com/
Mirantis Training for OpenStack: http://training.mirantis.com/