OpenStack Consultancy Mirantis Gets Funding, Provides Online Education

by Ostatic Staff - Jan. 10, 2013

Mirantis, which is well-known to numerous technology titans as a consulting firm that knows its way around the OpenStack cloud computing platform, has announced that it has received $10 million in funding from Dell, Intel and WestSummit. The small firm has taken care of its own funding until now, but has an impressive list of customers working with it on OpenStack projects. The customers include AT&T, PayPal and The Gap. If you're working with OpenStack or thinking of doing so, you may also be interested in the online educational resources for the platform that Mirantis makes available.

Based in Mountain View, California, right in the heart of Silicon Valley, Mirantis is yet more evidence of the momentum that OpenStack has. Mirantis, along with Intel and Dell, is a contributor to the OpenStack project, and is seen as a brain trust along the lines of Rackspace when it comes to deep OpenStack knowledge.

The company also makes available some good online resources for those interested in OpenStack. Here are just a few examples:

 Building Out Storage as a Service in the Cloud. This is a webinar that you can sign up for on demand.  It provides an overview of Storage as a Service use cases, and discusses various ways that OpenStack can help in this context.

Tiered DIY Support for OpenStack.  If you're working with OpenStack, or want to, Mirantis offers tiered service plans that include OpenStack training.

Interviews and Insider TalkThe Mirantis site collects interviews and thought pieces on OpenStack and cloud deployments -- worth perusing.

For people in Silicon Valley, Mirantis is also hiring.  By the way, if you're wondering about WestSummit's interest in Mirantis, the firm is one of the largest venture capital firms in China. There has been talk of expanding Mirantis' reach in China and Asia. Clearly, this is a cloud consultancy to watch.