FUEL is a library of OpenStack cloud management tools, assembled by integrator Mirantis. Mirantis is a leading OpenStack services vendor and recently raised $10 million in funding.
Mirantis is now publicly releasing the FUEL library as an open source effort in a bid to help enterprises successfully manage and deploy OpenStack clouds at scale. Adrian Ionel, CEO of Mirantis, explained to Datamation that the FUEL library was developed by his company through its experience building OpenStack clouds.
Ionel isn’t aiming to position FUEL itself as an OpenStack distribution, in the same sense that Red Hat, Ubuntu or SUSE offer their own respective OpenStack distributions.
“Think about FUEL as an automation and management layer that fits around any OpenStack distribution,” Ionel said. “FUEL also works with the OpenStack trunk, so you don’t necessarily need to work with somebody elses OpenStack distro.”