Open cloud company Mirantis has launched Mirantis Flow, a cloud-native, vendor-agnostic data center-as-a-service offering aimed at businesses currently using cloud infrastructure technology to modernize their infrastructure while enabling virtualization and containerization for all application types.
Mirantis Flow is a subscription-based service that integrates a wide range of open-source technologies in a customizable manner. In addition to Mirantis Container Cloud, which provides deployment and lifecycle management of Kubernetes clusters across multiple infrastructure platforms, Flow also includes Lens Spaces (on Kubernetes), Mirantis OpenStack (on Kubernetes), and OpsCare 24×7 proactive support or OpsCare managed services, which include deployment.
These services are all part of the Mirantis Flow solution. Flow can use existing computing hardware.
Mirantis Flow would make it simple to swiftly install and maintain a centrally controlled, scalable cloud architecture that provides virtualization and containerization in the data center, on public cloud, and out to the edge. According to Mirantis, through the usage of their Flow solution, organizations may cut development costs and time to market while gaining interoperability with public clouds.
Cloud-Native Approach to Infrastructure
“As more businesses pursue digital transformation, enterprise data centers are challenged to deliver a true cloud experience to their users while also reducing costs,” said Adrian Ionel, CEO and co-founder of Mirantis. “Until now, cloud-native was sold and marketed as piece parts for enterprises to assemble. Mirantis has already helped hundreds of today’s tech savvy companies, including Booking.com, Reliance Jio, Netscope, and Societe Generale, implement an open source, cloud-native approach to infrastructure. For the first time, Flow takes that software, knowledge, and support expertise and packages it up for easy deployment, enabling enterprises to replace their legacy infrastructure, or even begin their cloud journey, with an open source, cloud-native data center that supports their most valuable use cases and brings a stream of innovations to developers and application owners – at significantly less cost.”
To sum, up, key benefits of Mirantis Flow would include:
- Replacing legacy infrastructure software with modern open-source software built with cloud-native architecture
- Reducing required hardware significantly
- Using open-source software defined storage and networking
- Increasing automation and freeing up staff from routine administration work
“Enterprises rank IT operations efficiency (68%), security (52%), developer speed and productivity (45%) and application portability (45%) as the top benefits of cloud-native software such as containers and Kubernetes in our Voice of the Enterprise: DevOps, Workloads and Key Projects 2021 survey,” said Jay Lyman, senior analyst with 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. “These advantages are also consistent with DevOps objectives around efficiency, DevSecOps, speed and support for hybrid and multi cloud infrastructures.”