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September 10, 2014

Mirantis Largest OpenStack Provider

Mirantis, an OpenStack company, recently announced that it has made a tremendous progress in the first half of 2014 and has become the largest provider of OpenStack products and services for the telecommunications industry.

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 (News - Alert), NASA, NTT Docomo, Workday, and PayPal.

"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 (News - Alert), 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."

In related news, Mirantis recently integrated Oracle (News - Alert) Linux and Oracle VM into its OpenStack distribution. This will provide joint customers with a supported, enterprise-grade OpenStack distribution that can run enterprise workloads. Oracle’s partner program provides partners with tools that help in developing and implementing Oracle solutions.

According to officials, this collaboration will enable Mirantis and Oracle to offer more options for customers. The Mirantis OpenStack software subscription ensures easy deployment, in addition to enterprise-grade support and management capabilities that helps in running OpenStack clouds on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. These can serve in numerous applications for Oracle customers. Also the same high quality Linux support will be offered to all customers irrespective of the OpenStack distribution they will be using.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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