Mirantis, a pure-play OpenStack vendor has announced the availability of version 5.0 of its OpenStack distribution. This version is based upon OpenStack Icehouse and is designed to play well in VMware vCenter environments.
Mirantis OpenStack 5.0 is equipped interoperability support from VMware vCenter Server. The customers using VMware vCenter Server environments can deploy and control workloads that run directly on VMware vSphere in their VMware vCenter Server clusters directly from Mirantis OpenStack, , as an alternative to KVM.
In this way, VMware resources are made available transparently within the pool of compute resources assigned through the OpenStack Horizon console. It enables subscribers to be covered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, with Mirantis technical support providing full support for OpenStack components, and helping customers work with their VMware technical support team regarding VMware technologies.
Adrian Ionel, CEO of Mirantis said in a statement, "With Mirantis OpenStack 5.0, we are offering customers a future-proof solution for OpenStack, along with key new features that help make OpenStack robust enough to support mission-critical workloads."
Mirantis OpenStack offers a powerful, easy-to-manage datacenter solution, allowing datacenter and cloud operators to take advantage of OpenStack innovation while helping to maximize previous investments in existing VMware infrastructure.
Dan Wendlandt, director of product management at VMware said, “Our partnership with Mirantis is an example of how VMware promotes customer choice, giving organizations many options for how to build a cloud that includes compute, network, storage or management technologies from VMware," said Dan Wendlandt, director of product management at VMware.”
Mirantis OpenStack 5 also includes Fuel, the open source control plane. Fuel will now allow customers to manage clusters run any future releases of OpenStack (typically made available every 6 to 8 weeks) alongside their existing Icehouse-based clouds.
In addition, Mirantis OpenStack 5.0 also includes The Murano application catalog, Point-and-click deployment of Sahara, Improved scalability for Ceilometer.