Mirantis Joins Cloud Foundry To Hook Up PaaS And OpenStack

OpenStack cloud provider Mirantis has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation, a day after Openstack lost one of its members, Nebula, which shut down on April 1.

By joining the foundation, Mirantis, which has so far focused on its Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering, will now supply to vendors its own distribution of tools compatible with Cloud Foundry’s Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).

Strategic move

Mirantis said: “We strongly believe it is the best strategic move for Mirantis to remain the pure play OpenStack company, and to actively integrate best-in-class outside technologies into OpenStack.”

The firm claims that by joining Cloud Foundry, it is committing to partnering with distribution vendors in its ecosystem instead of building its own Cloud Foundry distribution.

“As I am writing this, we are witnessing a shakeout in the OpenStack market in action,” Boris Renski, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Mirantis, said on the firm’s website

“Nebula, the once-hottest startup of the OpenStack space, backed by venture capitalist heavyweights like Kleiner Perkins, announced yesterday that it ceased operations. The OpenStack Foundation was launched 3 years before the Cloud Foundry Foundation. History is bound to repeat itself with a similar shakeout around PaaS as we are seeing in OpenStack today.”

Sam Ramji, CEO of Cloud Foundry, said that he is looking forward to Mirantis’ contributions.

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Ben Sullivan

Ben covers web and technology giants such as Google, Amazon, and Microsoft and their impact on the cloud computing industry, whilst also writing about data centre players and their increasing importance in Europe. He also covers future technologies such as drones, aerospace, science, and the effect of technology on the environment.

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