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Mirantis Joins New Global Open Source Community to Orchestrate Production NFV Deployments
Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, today announced that it is a founding member of Open Source MANO (OSM), a community focused on delivering Open Source Management and Orchestration (MANO) aligned with ETSI NFV Information Models.

Mirantis joins 23 service providers and solution vendors in building a service provider-led community to unlock Communications Service Providers (CSPs) from expensive proprietary hardware, enabling them to increase average revenue per user (ARPU) and service agility by launching new services with greater velocity while lowering cost and meeting the requirements of production NFV networks using the common Information Model (IM) that has been defined, implemented and released in open source software.

“OpenStack has been a key enabler for radical transformation in the telecom industry, but there is still important work to be done in bridging the OSM and OpenStack communities and projects,” said Boris Renski, CMO, Mirantis. “Mirantis pioneered a popular NFV orchestration project in OpenStack (Murano), which today is used and co-engineered by carriers and telecom vendors such as AT&T, Saudi Telecom, Comcast, Telefonica, Cisco, Huawei, and countless others. The formation of OSM will unite us in driving projects like Murano forward.”

Mirantis OpenStack is the leading distribution for companies in the $1.6 trillion* telecommunications industry. Engagements include the largest OpenStack deal on record with Ericsson, and some of the largest companies in the U.S., Germany, France, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and the U.K. Recently, Mirantis and STC, the largest telecommunication services provider in the Middle East and North Africa, announced a partnership to deliver public cloud services on Mirantis OpenStack. It is the first OpenStack public cloud solution to be offered in MEA.

OSM supports Resource Orchestration (RO) and Service Orchestration (SO), which Mirantis will augment with Fuel, an OpenStack project sparked by Mirantis, the de-facto installer for OPNFV and one of two default installers for Openstack.

Additionally, Mirantis will contribute Murano application catalog models along with open source software which is currently used in production NFV deployments to help accelerate OSM’s Resource and Service Orchestrators. Mirantis, one of the Openstack Foundation Board members, is working on creating a liaison between ETSI’s OSM and Openstack’s Murano Project.
Published Monday, February 22, 2016 9:12 AM by David Marshall
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