Canonical and Mirantis collaborate to accelerate enterprise OpenStack

Today we’re announcing a collaboration with Mirantis to offer private cloud solutions based on Mirantis OpenStack and Ubuntu. Together we will invest in continuously testing compatibility between Mirantis OpenStack and Ubuntu to ensure that Ubuntu and Mirantis OpenStack work seamlessly together.  We will collaborate to offer an OpenStack solution that is fully supported, secure and ready for production workloads.

As the leading provider of scale out and open cloud solutions Canonical is committed to interoperability and freedom from vendor lock-in.  We support Ubuntu in the Ubuntu OpenStack distribution and, as part of this strategic relationship with Mirantis, will support Ubuntu with Mirantis OpenStack. The collaboration will also further encourage adoption of OpenStack in the enterprise, and working together is a testament to both companies’ belief in interoperability. We are partnering for the better of the OpenStack community as a whole, because we value customer choice.

Canonical and Mirantis have agreed to work together so that Ubuntu host with guest OS are supported with the Mirantis OpenStack distribution.  Canonical and Mirantis are committed to an open and strong OpenStack ecosystem that supplies customers with great options to build OpenStack Clouds.  Canonical is committed to working with partners to strengthen OpenStack Cloud adoption and customer experience by working together. Boris Renski, co-founder and CMO at Mirantis explains:

As OpenStack adoption moves from proof of concept trials and pilots into production, offering support for operating systems becomes critical. 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.

As part of the partnership, Mirantis will also offer enterprise customers a commercial bundle that will include subscription to Mirantis OpenStack with support of Ubuntu host and guest instances. Canonical and Mirantis will integrate support operations to provide a consistent service level agreement and seamless support escalation path for customers.

Customers will benefit from having another proven, supported OpenStack cloud solution.  Canonical is committed to working with partners to strengthen OpenStack Cloud adoption and customer experience by working together.  A strong and healthy ecosystem is the best way to demonstrate to the marketplace that OpenStack is a cloud platform you can build your production environment on.

According to the most recent OpenStack Foundation global survey, Ubuntu is the most popular host and guest operating system for OpenStack, with 55% of all OpenStack instances running on Ubuntu,plus 70% of Public Cloud Guest OS market. You can also see more about our wide ranging guest and host support for OpenStack here.


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