Mirantis and Supermicro to Deliver OpenStack Appliances
Mirantis, which is already well-known for its laser focus on the OpenStack cloud computing platform, has been dipping its toe in the water in the turnkey appliance space. We reported on its work with FusionStorm to offer Mirantis Unlocked Appliances. These track-based appliances ship with Mirantis OpenStack pre-configured to run in production environments and are targeted to be easy to install and operate.
Now, Mirantis has partnered with Supermicro, which focuses on server, storage, and green computing solutions,to deliver the Supermicro Mirantis Unlocked Appliance for Cloud Native Applications -- billed as "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."
According to the announcement:
"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."
Mirantis' Unlocked Appliance program extends beyond just Supermicro, as the company focuses on delivering turnkey, bundled appliances that can remove friction from the deployment and management aspects of running OpenStack.