Volkswagen Group has chosen OpenStack, delivered by pure play OpenStack company, Mirantis, as their global standard for “next-generation” private cloud, aiming to drive innovation across business and consumer applications. The open source cloud platform is projected to cut IT costs through joint standardization.
The open source cloud platform will support internal and consumer-facing applications and will connect people across Volkswagen, its dealers and suppliers. The joint project focuses on adding critical enterprise features to OpenStack to ensure that applications can be managed with high performance, enabling full control of data center infrastructure. The system will be fully optimized for Intel platform capabilities, making “amazing experiences” possible.
Following a comprehensive and rigorous selection process, Europe’s largest automaker selected Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, as its OpenStack distribution vendor. Mirantis demonstrated a 98% execution rate across 64 use cases, and emerged as the most stable and fastest to implement among industry OpenStack distributions. Volkswagen Group will leverage Mirantis OpenStack to power applications in all Volkswagen Group brands.
“As the automotive industry shifts to the service economy, Volkswagen is poised for agile software innovation,” said Mario Müller, Volkswagen VP IT Infrastructure. “The team at Mirantis gives us a robust, hardened distribution, deep technical expertise, a commitment to the OpenStack community, and the ability to drive cloud transformation at Volkswagen. Mirantis OpenStack is the engine that lets Volkswagen’s developers build and deliver software faster.”
Mirantis has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack cloud environments in the world, at companies such as Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, NASA, Samsung and Symantec. Mirantis is venture-backed by August Capital, Ericsson, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Insight Venture Partners, Sapphire Ventures, Siguler Guff & Co., and WestSummit Capital, with headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.
“OpenStack is the open source cloud standard offering companies a fast path to cloud innovation,” said Mirantis SVP, Marque Teegardin. “It is our privilege to partner with Europe’s largest automaker and we are thrilled to support them as they use the software to out-innovate competitors and expand their business on a global scale.”