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Mirantis Teams With Supermicro and Arista to Offer Certified Rack Appliance for OpenStack Private and Public Clouds


Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, and Supermicro, the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage, and green computing total solutions for advanced IT/hyper-converged infrastructure, are partnering to deliver the Supermicro Mirantis Unlocked Appliance for Cloud Native Applications -- a turnkey, rack-based appliance featuring Mirantis OpenStack, giving Supermicro customers an immediate onramp to agile development of cloud-native applications and container-based services in production.

The Supermicro Unlocked Appliance integrates Mirantis OpenStack with TwinPro SuperServers, NVMe SuperStorage servers, and Arista 10GbE top-of-rack switches into Supermicro 42U SuperRack enclosures delivering a preconfigured, fully validated, ready-to-deploy total solution. Supermicro will install and certify the appliance onsite ensuring it is ready to operate at scale.

"As OpenStack continues to move beyond early adopters to a more general enterprise audience, there is greater demand for appliances and software that simplify deployment and management for end users," said Jay Lyman, Research Manager, Cloud Management and Containers, 451 Research. "Mirantis brings its OpenStack experience with enterprise customers and deployments to this broader market in its Unlocked Appliances with Supermicro, which also mark further productization in the OpenStack market."

"Off-the-shelf, optimized OpenStack solutions from Certified Rack Partners give businesses looking to exploit the flexibility, cost savings and agility of OpenStack deployments an easy on-ramp," said Mirantis Sr. Director of Solutions Marketing, Jim Sangster. "Adding the Supermicro Mirantis Unlocked Appliance to our portfolio gives customers more choice in how they architect their cloud."

"Supermicro delivers Mirantis OpenStack optimized Total Solutions with complete integration, validation, deployment, and support of our Supermicro Unlocked Appliance," said Charlie Wu, General Manager, Rack Solutions at Supermicro. "Collaboration with Mirantis on our appliance offers the most flexible OpenStack solution available and provides customers looking for exactly the best combination of Cloud and converged-infrastructure an accelerated, OpenStack deployment experience with better, faster, services, response times and scalability."

Through the Unlocked Appliance program, Mirantis collaborates with Unlocked Technology Partners such as Supermicro and Arista Networks to design and pre-validate an optimized architecture configuration that leverages Mirantis OpenStack, the most popular and hardened OpenStack distribution on the market. The Supermicro Unlocked Appliance for Cloud Native Applications speeds development and production deployments of cloud-native applications at scale.

"The relationship between Arista, Mirantis and Supermicro enables customers to achieve hybrid cloud economics. The power of Arista EOS (Extensible Operating System) integration with OpenStack via Arista's CloudVision, dramatically enhances cloud-class speed, simplicity and scale," stated Ed Chapman, vice president of Business Development and Alliances, Arista Networks.

As a Certified Rack Partner, Supermicro is additionally equipped to sell, integrate and support appliances according to a customer's cloud deployment needs. One call to Supermicro provides the 24x7 support, backed by the Unlocked Partner ecosystem coordinating resolution to any issues. Only a Certified Rack Partner can provide the full lifecycle services and assurance of certification for Unlocked Appliances.

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Published Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:21 AM by David Marshall
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