Mirantis, a pure-play OpenStack cloud hosting company, has partnered with Canonical, the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu project, to offer private cloud solutions based on Mirantis OpenStack and Ubuntu. The two companies will invest in continuously testing their compatibility, to ensure that the Mirantis OpenStack distribution works seamlessly with Ubuntu.
Under terms of the deal, Mirantis will offer enterprise customers a commercial cloud hosting bundle that will include subscription to Mirantis OpenStack with support for Ubuntu host and guest cloud instances. Mirantis and Canonical will integrate support operations to provide a consistent service level agreement and seamless support escalation path for customers.
The cloud hosting bundle would combine the flexibility and security advantages of the Mirantis OpenStack distribution with the reliability and scalability of Ubuntu.
“As OpenStack adoption moves from proof of concept trials and pilots into production, offering support for operating systems becomes critical,” said Boris Renski, co-founder and CMO at Mirantis. “Ubuntu is the most popular Linux platform used in OpenStack and we expect this partnership to give Mirantis OpenStack customers additional confidence in production use cases.”
Mirantis has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack cloud hosting environments at companies such as AT&T, Cisco, Symantec, Ericsson, Expedia, Samsung, NASA, NTT Docomo, PayPal and Red Hat. The company is venture-backed by Intel, Red Hat, SAP Ventures, Ericsson and WestSummit Capital.
“As the leading provider of scale out and open cloud solutions we are committed to interoperability and freedom from vendor lock-in,” said John Zannos VP of Cloud Alliances at Canonical. “We support Ubuntu in the Ubuntu OpenStack distribution and, as part of this strategic relationship with Mirantis, will support Ubuntu in Mirantis OpenStack. This collaboration will further encourage adoption of OpenStack in the enterprise, and working together is a testament to our belief in interoperability and customer choice.“