Mirantis OpenStack 9.0 Targets the Private Cloud

by Ostatic Staff - Jul. 12, 2016

Mirantis, one of the leaders in the OpenStack arena, is out with Mirantis OpenStack 9.0, which is targeted to make launching and running private clouds much easier. Based on the Mitaka Openstack release, version 9.0 of Mirantis' platform includes many features aimed to simplify lifecycle management of OpenStack.

Here is what's found under the hood.

"The improvements in Mirantis OpenStack 9.0 are based on real-world production deployments of Mirantis OpenStack, including our collaborations with AT&T and Volkswagen," said Boris Renski, co-founder and CMO of Mirantis. "The improvements we made -- largely in the area of post-deployment operations -- integrate Mirantis' services expertise into the software so that we can deliver better business outcomes. Mirantis OpenStack 9.0 will be a valuable asset to Mirantis as we help customers build and operate private clouds."

You can read our previous interview with Renski here.

OpenStack Mitaka is the 13th OpenStack release, and was built by a community of 2,336 developers, operators and users from 345 organizations. Mirantis had 327 Mitaka committers (ranked No. 1), 87 core contributors (ranked No. 1), resolved 3,700+ bugs (ranked No. 1), contributed 1.37 million lines of code (ranked No. 1) and conducted 52K reviews (ranked No. 1).

We've covered Mirantis' Fuel component library before. Enhancements to Fuel, now billed as "the OpenStack management software project," simplify the task of operating private OpenStack clouds. Cloud operators can use Fuel to scale the cloud up or down, selectively make changes to their configuration, and deploy new functionality to an existing cloud, such as Murano, a self-service application orchestration and catalog, according to Mirantis. Additionally, operators of large-scale infrastructure can now export Fuel configuration values into third party configuration management tools.

StackLight, a purpose-built tooling for logging, monitoring and alerting of OpenStack, is also in version 9.0 and "will continue to assist operators in maximizing their private cloud uptime" says Mirantis.

You can review a complete list of features and improvements in Mirantis OpenStack 9.0: https://www.mirantis.com/products/mirantis-openstack-software/what-is-new-in-9-0/ And, you can now download Mirantis OpenStack 9.0: https://www.mirantis.com/products/mirantis-openstack-software/

Also note that a webinar that will take a deep dive into the new release is coming up: What's New in Mirantis OpenStack 9.0.