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StackStorm, Mirantis to Meld DevOps-Style IT Automation With OpenStack
Evan Powell, co-founder and CEO, StackStorm

StackStorm, Mirantis to Meld DevOps-Style IT Automation With OpenStack

Already an active OpenStack contributor, automation start-up StackStorm teams up with one of the most popular open source cloud software distribution firms.

Operations automation provider StackStorm is integrating its products with software and services of OpenStack systems integrator Mirantis. The partners will collaborate on engineering, marketing, sales and support.

StackStorm continues to expand its commitment to OpenStack, also becoming an official sponsor of the open source cloud software distribution. The company continues to build out partnerships to broaden the availability of its IT automation software. The company coming out of stealth last May, and its software is currently in private beta.

StackStorm helps private and public cloud users more easily author, manage, share and extend operations automation and says its software improves productivity. Delivered as a service, it is designed to use management and monitoring tools data center managers already use to automate management tasks across their entire infrastructure.

Automation software continues to expand its appeal as the largest tech companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft lead the trend. StackStorm’s mission is to extend its DevOps-oriented approach to IT automation across all data centers.

The partnership makes its software compatible with a popular OpenStack flavor. StackStorm is also one of the leading contributors to Project Mistral, the OpenStack workflow-as-a-service project.

“Mirantis is one of the leading OpenStack distributions in the industry today, and we intend to heavily invest in our partnerships so that users can leverage StackStorm alongside Mirantis software and services,” said Evan Powell, CEO of StackStorm. “OpenStack is playing an increasingly important role in the industry and enables users to achieve the power and flexibility of the cloud without the rigidity and cost of proprietary cloud services and private cloud platforms. While our software supports more than OpenStack, we depend heavily on the community and are happy to be increasing our support.”

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