Mirantis and NetApp partnership announced to deliver blueprint for building production-ready OpenStack environments
Mirantis and NetApp have partnered to make NatApp’s Clustered Data ONTAP storage compatible with the next version of OpenStack.
The deal, announced this week by both companies, will also see joint testing, validations, and reference architectures provided to OpenStack customers.
Mirantis’ vice president of marketing Kamesh Pemmaraju said that NetApp was is a “vital contributor” to OpenStack, and a “visionary” in bringing mission-critical data into cloud environments.
“The partnership will help put our joint expertise into the hands of the user,” said Pemmaraju.
As part of the partnership, NetApp’s block storage drivers (Cinder drivers) have been validated for Mirantis OpenStack 7.0, and Mirantis has validated a Fuel plugin for NetApp, which supposedly automates configuration and deployment.
“Enterprises rely on NetApp for their enterprise data management requirements, including protection and storage efficiency of their mission-critical data,” added Jeff O’Neal, senior director of OpenStack at NetApp. “Now enterprises can trust that NetApp’s Data Fabric ready portfolio is interoperable with Mirantis OpenStack for production deployments, bringing mission-critical data management and protection to the cloud.”
Mirantis announced in August that it is receiving $100 million (£63.7m) from a group of investors, led by Intel and Goldman Sachs.
The investment is part of Intel’s strategy to increase its presence in the open source community, supporting OpenStack as an alternative cloud computing platform to giants such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
“With Intel as our partner, we’ll show the world that open design, open development and open licensing is the future of cloud infrastructure software, said Mirantis president Alex Freedland.