Mirantis Introduces OpenStack 8.0, Featuring OpenStack Liberty

By CIOReview | Tuesday, March 8, 2016
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SUNNYVALE, CA: Mirantis, a provider of OpenStack solutions presents latest stable OpenStack version 8.0. Mirantis has incorporated customer’s feedback from the largest OpenStack userbase around the globe.  Mirantis OpenStack ships the most robust OpenStack control-plane that interoperates with a variety of compute, storage and networking end-points for maximum flexibility. 

"With Gartner and Forrester finally taking a cautiously optimistic stance on OpenStack, we are confident that stability and scalability of Mirantis OpenStack 8.0 will serve as a further proof point for that optimism," quotes Boris Renski, Co-Founder and CMO of Mirantis.

Renski says they are particularly happy with the ecosystem uptake of their OpenStack installer Fuel. Most of the plug-ins have been authored by third party vendors since Fuel became a part of OpenStack Big Tent in November 2015.

OpenStack 8.0 is built upon the 12th release of OpenStack Liberty. Mirantis possess a highly available infrastructure controller that assist them in orchestrating wide range of virtualization, storage, and networking platforms.  It simplifies web scale operations by concentrating on strategic topics with additional simplification and automation.

Version 8.0 gives businesses the flexibility to choose the infrastructure components that fits their deployment needs. Along with that Mirantis OpenStack 8.0 is now capable of orchestrating Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (KVM) hosts.

Fuel Plugins add to Fuel the ability to deploy OpenStack with new features and new partner drivers, eliminating manual configuration and patching; almost 171 fuel plug-ins have been written by third-party vendors and developers to date. The new component registered offers contextual aid and visual cues about which OpenStack components are interoperable that simplifies managing infrastructure resources. The latest release also lets operators to deploy and configure Ironic, the OpenStack bare metal provisioning project, so that developers can choose bare metal servers.