Mirantis Delivers Vendor and Applications Database for OpenStack Users
As the OpenStack cloud computing platform marches forward, there are more and more tools and applications arriving that are interoperable with it. With many IT departments either deploying OpenStack or considering doing so, there is a need for a repository that aggregates these enhancement applications and provides information about them.
With that need in mind, OpenStack-focused Mirantis is launching Stackalytics.com, a dashboard that can give users information about which infrastructure tools are interoperable with OpenStack. Stackalytics leverages the DriverLog open source initiative that is kept up by the OpenStack community.
Stackalytic s also offers installatinon and deployment instructions for products that it tracks, and information on whether a vendor's OpenStack products have passed or failed OpenStack integration tests. Mirantis is announcing Stackalytics in conjunction with OpenStack Summit taking place this week in Atlanta, which promises to be one of the bigger cloud events of the year.
At November's OpenStack Summit in Hong Kong, members of the OpenStack Foundation made clear that many IT departments are either already experimenting with the open cloud computing platform, or will do so this year. The foundation's OpenStack Survey involved 387 OpenStack cloud deployments across 56 countries, and determined that OpenStack is very high on the list of technologies to work with at enterprises in 2014.
Mirantis is not the only company focused on which tools will work reliably with OpenStack. Canonical announced the opening of the Ubuntu OpenStack Interoperability Lab (OIL) at the end of 2012, and it features some really heavy-hitting tech partners including Cisco, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, Inktank/Ceph, Intel, Juniper and VMware. The lab focuses on integration testing and more.