OpenStack Cloud Company Mirantis Publishes VMware Reference Architecture

Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack provider who has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds at companies such as Cisco, Ericsson, Expedia, NASA, NTT Docomo, PayPal, Symantec, and Samsung, has released a reference architecture for VMware vCenter Server and VMware NSX, making it easy for enterprises to take advantage of OpenStack in VMware environments.

The reference architecture, now publicly available for download, outlines how the Mirantis OpenStack distribution interoperates with VMware vCenter Server and VMware NSX.

Mirantis customers can deploy and control workloads that run on VMware vSphere in their VMware vCenter Server clusters within Mirantis OpenStack. VMware resources are transparent among the compute resources in the OpenStack Horizon console, creating a powerful and streamlined data center solution.

mirantis-openstack-cloud“Mirantis OpenStack is the most robust OpenStack distribution on the market, and is used by some of the top brands in the world,” said Boris Renski, Mirantis CMO. “Implementing OpenStack on VMware infrastructure gives customers the agility and scalability of OpenStack, combined with VMware‘s best of breed components across compute, networking, management and storage.”

Mirantis is venture-backed by Insight Venture Partners, August Capital, Ericsson, Red Hat, Intel Capital, Sapphire Ventures and WestSummit Capital, with headquarters in Mountain View, California.

“Many enterprises are evolving their infrastructure towards a cloud model supported by a software-defined data center approach, and VMware is committed to enabling choice as part of this journey,” said Dan Wendlandt, director of product management at VMware. “Collaboration with Mirantis on this reference architecture will provide our mutual customers with greater confidence in deploying Mirantis OpenStack with enterprise-grade VMware infrastructure.”

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