Mirantis has launched its latest version of Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes (MOSK). It comes with new security features, improved backups, and storage management. With Mirantis, businesses can deploy code more quickly on both public and private clouds, boosting developer productivity by relieving them of the burden of maintaining infrastructure. Mirantis offers a ZeroOps method for managing Kubernetes and cloud environments.
As the foundation for mission-critical operations, MOSK would fortify open source OpenStack. With an intuitive virtualization platform that is containerized and perfectly set up for Kubernetes, it would eliminate the normal difficulties associated with OpenStack cluster setup and operations. Digital infrastructure for both cloud-native and conventional applications is enabled by MOSK, ensuring reliability and enabling total data management. Along with tools to automate administration of the underlying infrastructure, from server provisioning to software setup, MOSK offers centralized logging, monitoring, and alerting.
“Hardening the open source base requires significant time and effort to ensure our customers have a deployable, reliable distribution on which they can base their mission-critical operations,” said Roman Zhnichkov, Director of Engineering at Mirantis. “The new security-related enhancements and ease-of-use features continue our focus on providing our customers with the most secure infrastructure possible, while simplifying their day-to-day operations.”
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The MOSK upgrade also includes a number of improvements that further ease operational responsibilities, making it easier, less error-prone, and quicker than ever to manage business OpenStack infrastructure. For instance:
- Support for the Cloud Auditing Data Federation (CADF) specification is added for all core MOSK services – compute (Nova), block storage (Cinder), images (Glance), networking (Neutron), orchestration (Heat), DNS (Designate), bare metal (Ironic), and load balancing (Octavia). By making it completely transparent who is doing what in the computing infrastructure and keeping that data for audit and threat analysis, this improves security.
- A security manual that offers thorough guidance for all typical security-related requirements. It will aid users in navigating and utilizing all of MOSK’s security features.
- A technical preview of Tungsten Fabric 21.4 with OpenStack Yoga, giving customers the chance to test-drive the latest version in their own data centers. For the 22.5 release later this year, OpenStack Yoga in MOSK is expected to be fully operational.
Additionally, by introducing TryMOSK, Mirantis has made it simpler to analyze MOSK. By utilizing the Equinix Metal platform, the OpenStack cloud design and deployment process is sped up, notably its trickiest steps: hardware provisioning and configuration and network infrastructure setup, which traditionally take several skilled engineers at least a week to complete.