With support for orchestration solutions from VMware, Ubuntu KVM, RHEL KVM, OpenStack specialist Mirantis simplifies the management of OpenStack installations.
Mirantis releases OpenStack 8.0 . In the new version, the feedback from about 1500 OpenStack environments was incorporated.
Mirantis OpenStack 8.0 is based on OpenStack Liberty , the 12th community release of OpenStack. In developing this version, Mirantis also played a crucial role .
According to the pure-play OpenStack provider, Mirantis does not require specific SDN, storage or virtualization platforms in its own distribution. The core component of Mirantis OpenStack is the High Availability Infrastructure Controller, which provides a wide range of freely selectable virtualization, storage and networking platforms for orchestration.
This allows users to select different infrastructure components: the previous version already supported KVM on Ubuntu and VMware vCenter. Now you can use Mirantis OpenStack to orchestrate Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (KVM) hosts.
In addition, Mirantis OpenStack 8.0 has a new component registry with extended context help as well as visual hints that provide information about which OpenStack components are interoperable. This simplifies the management of infrastructure resources, it says from the manufacturer.
Third-party plug-ins can also be programmed via the OpenStack installation and management tool ” Fuel “. There are currently 171 plug-ins for OpenStack.
Since November, Fuel is an official OpenStack extension of the Big Tent category. Cloud operators can use Mirantis OpenStack 8.0 to deploy and configure the OpenStack bare metal provisioning project Ironic . This allows developers to choose between bare metal servers or VMs for performance-critical workloads such as Cassandra, Hadoop, or NFV.
“At last, Gartner and Forrester take a cautiously optimistic stance on OpenStack. We are confident that the stability and scalability of Mirantis OpenStack 8.0 will further fuel this optimism, “commented Boris Renski, co-founder and CMO of Mirantis.
According to the opt-in feature “phone home” in Mirantis OpenStack 7.0, around 26,000 organizations worldwide with 3,500 development teams are currently using Mirantis’ OpenStack distribution. Among the best-known OpenStack users are companies such as AT & T, Comcast, eBay, Saudi Telecom, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Telstra and Wells Fargo, as well as other Global 2000 companies in the banking, web / SaaS and telecommunications sectors.