Mirantis has released Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes. It’s a containerized edition of this open-source Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform that’s used by users across industries and geographies to build private clouds.
It is the first in a planned series of enhancements to the Mirantis Cloud Native Platform. It would enable users to ship code faster on a Kubernetes foundation, providing simplicity, cloud choice and security.
Mirantis OpenStack for Kubernetes would provide a feature-rich, mature environment for hosting both legacy apps and modern use cases. Such as Network Functions Virtualization, mobile network operations, and large-scale scientific computing. And it would be provided without operational headaches – under the hood, leveraging Kubernetes to ensure “configurability, resilience, robustness and seamless” updates for OpenStack running on top of it.
“Kubernetes and containers are superior technologies for building and releasing applications that run anywhere, scale gracefully, are resilient, and that can be updated without service downtime,” said Shaun O’Meara, global field CTO at Mirantis. “We engineered Mirantis Cloud Native Platform to deliver, monitor, and update Kubernetes clusters, anywhere – on bare metal, private, or public clouds – providing a simple, self-service experience for customers.”
Hosting Models, Development Needs
“Organizations still need virtual machines and private cloud infrastructure to make them easy to consume and manage at scale — in many cases, hosting their most valuable applications,” added Mr. O’Meara. “At the same time, almost all are now moving forward with containers and Kubernetes, because they know these technologies will help them ship code faster and run applications with unprecedented resilience, scale, and economy. So Mirantis Cloud Native Platform addresses this whole continuum of needs, with maximum choice, simplicity, and security.”
By delivering a batteries-included, secure by default, and certified implementation of Kubernetes everywhere, and using it as a substrate for managing key applications and technologies, Mirantis Cloud Native Platform and Mirantis Container Cloud can deliver “a simple cloud-like experience.”
It would support all the development and hosting models organizations need (VMs, containers, orchestrators); managing the entire platform stack on any infrastructure (bare metal, private clouds, public clouds), and providing a unified management experience to smoothly operationalize these complex technologies across a diverse multi-cloud.