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Thursday, 04 May 2017 19:01

Mirantis also announces a global procurement agreement, and first deployment to deliver managed open cloud for converged cloud platform

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­ Mirantis, the managed open cloud company, today announced that it has been selected to deliver managed OpenStack, based on Mirantis Cloud Platform, as part of Vodafone¹s network virtualization program.

Mirantis will be part of Vodafone Ocean, a framework for developing, testing and deploying Software-defined networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) technologies which are open, multi-vendor and managed end-to-end.

³Mirantis was selected for its technology, innovation and leadership in the OpenStack community and its ability to work with different vendors, engineers and operations teams to deliver OpenStack-based VIM. An open and multi-vendor cloud infrastructure is key for delivering better, faster and smarter services to our customers,² said David Amzallag, head of Network Virtualization, SDN and NFV, Vodafone Group. ³We look forward to working closely with Mirantis as part of our Vodafone Ocean activities.''

Mirantis Managed OpenStack, which will be at the heart of Vodafone Ocean deployments, departs from the traditional software-centric method that revolves around licensing and support subscriptions. Instead, Mirantis is pioneering an operations-centric approach, where open infrastructure is continuously delivered with operations service level agreements (SLAs) owned by either Mirantis or the customer. Now, software updates no longer happen once every 6-12 months, but are introduced in minor increments on a weekly basis and with no down time.

³Vodafone has ambitious goals for its network, and our operations team is excited to support its private cloud efforts,² said Alex Freedland, Mirantis CEO. ³With Mirantis Managed OpenStack, Vodafone and their customers will have access to the most recent cloud innovations, without having the downtime associated with upgrades.²

Mirantis also announced it has signed a global procurement agreement to deliver managed open cloud for Vodafone Cloudstore, with the first implementation already underway.

³We rigorously tested Mirantis products and skills through proof of concept and pilot projects and the excellent quality of service led us to choose Mirantis for our Milan datacentre,² said Pablo Jejcic, head of Cloud and Infrastructure, Vodafone Group.

The Mirantis cloud will be accessible through Vodafone¹s cloud marketplace, CloudStore.

About Mirantis

Mirantis delivers open cloud infrastructure to top enterprises using OpenStack, Kubernetes and related open source technologies. The company is a major contributor of code to many open infrastructure projects and follows a build-operate-transfer model to deliver its Mirantis Cloud Platform and cloud management services, empowering customers to take advantage of open source innovation with no vendor lock-in. To date Mirantis has helped over 200 enterprises build and operate some of the largest open clouds in the world. Its customers include iconic brands such as AT&T, Comcast, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, eBay, Wells Fargo Bank and Volkswagen. Learn more at www.mirantis.com.

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