Mirantis Releases Virtual Appliance for Building Kubernetes-Based Edge Clouds

Cloud platform provider Mirantis has launched its Mirantis Cloud Platform Edge solution, offering operators a “complete” software solution designed for edge cloud use cases.

Unlike ‘the core’ cloud infrastructure that is generally uniform and centralized, edge infrastructure consists of many geographically distributed Points-of-Presence (PoPs) with heterogeneous architecture.

Mirantis Cloud Platform Edge (MCP Edge) would deliver low footprint, low latency and high throughput edge infrastructure that is based on open standards and can be centrally managed. The software product integrates Kubernetes, OpenStack and Mirantis’ flexible infrastructure manager, DriveTrain. This would empower operators to deploy a combination of container, VM and bare metal Points-of-Presence connected by a unified management plane.

“Edge footprints need to support a wide diversity of application use cases. Service providers are still in learning mode – gearing up for edge computing with the advent of new technologies like 5G, IOT and autonomous driving,” said Adrian Ionel, CEO of Mirantis. “Infrastructure agility at the edge will enable businesses to adapt and roll out new use cases quickly, with minimal cost.”

Demo Version

A demo version of Mirantis Cloud Platform Edge is available for download on Mirantis’ website as a virtual appliance. The downloadable version would make it possible for service providers to deploy a Kubernetes-based, 6-node edge PoP capable of running containers and VMs.

An MCP Edge demo can be deployed on a single server or public cloud instance. Running mixed workloads is possible through the use of Virtlet, an open source container runtime interface pioneered by Mirantis and developed by the Kubernetes community.

Mirantis has helped more than 200 enterprises and service providers build and operate some of the largest open clouds in the world. The company delivers two distinct products. Mirantis Cloud Platform is based on Kubernetes and OpenStack and helps services providers and enterprises run “highly tunable” private clouds powered by infrastructure-as-code and based on open standards. Mirantis Application Platform is based on Spinnaker and helps enterprises adopt cloud native continuous delivery to realize cloud ROI at scale. Its customers include iconic brands such as Adobe, AT&T, Comcast, Reliance Jio, State Farm, STC, Vodafone, Volkswagen, and Wells Fargo.

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