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Mirantis and Netapp Announce OpenStack Cloud Storage Partnership
Stage at the 2014 OpenStack summit in Paris

Mirantis and Netapp Announce OpenStack Cloud Storage Partnership

Cook up validated reference architecture for storage on OpenStack


This post originally appeared at The Var Guy

Mirantis and Netapp partnered this week to simplify cloud storage on OpenStack, the open source operating system for the cloud.

Through the deal, Mirantis, which pitches its OpenStack distribution as the only "pure-play" version of the open source platform, and Netapp, which develops cloud storage products, will offer a validated reference architecture for storage on OpenStack.

More specifically, the partnership entails the following:

  • Validation of Netapp's block storage drivers on Mirantis OpenStack version 7.
  • Validation of the Fuel plugin, which lets Mirantis OpenStack connect to storage infrastructure, for use with Netapp's products.
  • The next OpenStack release from Mirantis will feature support for Netapp's ONTAP clustered storage solution.

"NetApp is a vital contributor to OpenStack, a charter member of the OpenStack Foundation, and a visionary in bringing mission-critical data to the cloud," said Kamesh Pemmaraju, vice president of Product Marketing at Mirantis. "The partnership will help put our joint expertise into the hands of the user. It leverages the latest release of Mirantis OpenStack to address high-availability use cases for both cloud-native and traditional applications targeted for high-SLA (service level agreement) environments."

"Enterprises rely on NetApp for their enterprise data management requirements, including protection and storage efficiency of their mission-critical data," said Jeff O'Neal, senior director of OpenStack at NetApp. "Now enterprises can trust that NetApp's Data Fabric ready portfolio is interoperable with Mirantis OpenStack for production deployments, bringing mission-critical data management and protection to the cloud."

The partnership is just the latest in what has been a period of steady growth for Mirantis. In August, the company announced its second $100 million round of funding. Its first $100 million funding round was announced in October 2014.

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