Mirantis is no stranger to the OpenStack market and has been a leading services vendor in the space since OpenStack first burst onto the cloud scene three years ago.
As the line blurs between platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), the OpenStack services vendor is including Windows integration and Hadoop as a service in its new cloud distribution. OpenStack is well-known for its IaaS features, which include compute, storage and networking platform capabilities.
Until now, Mirantis’ primary focus has been on services and training, though the company also has an open-source toolkit known as Fuel. Fuel provides additional open-source tools, which are not part of the main OpenStack project, for cloud deployment and management.
With its new OpenStack distribution, Mirantis now enters the competitive field for OpenStack distributions that already has multiple vendors, including Red Hat, Canonical, SUSE, Cisco, Nebula and Piston Cloud Computing, among others.