Mirantis Buys TCP Cloud to Extend Managed OpenStack Capabilities

16 September 2016
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Mirantis Buys TCP Cloud to Extend Managed OpenStack Capabilities Image Credit: Mirantis

Mirantis has entered into an agreement to acquire TCP Cloud, a startup based in Prague that specializes in managed services for OpenStack, OpenContrail and Kubernetes. The deal is worth $30 million.

This will support Mirantis' initiative with Google and Intel to enable OpenStack on Kubernetes by equipping Mirantis to continuously deliver OpenStack to customer datacenters. 

Mirantissaid it will integrate TCP Cloud’s technology, called MK.20, with Mirantis OpenStack to provide true public cloud experience on customer premises. The design pattern for managing computing infrastructure in MK.20, commonly referred to as managing infrastructure-as-code, is also used today by top public cloud vendors like AWS, Google Compute Cloud and Microsoft Azure to maintain their clouds. Beginning in the next version of Mirantis OpenStack, MK.20 will become part of Mirantis' Fuel software for deploying and managing OpenStack and related open source infrastructure software. 

Alex Freedland, Mirantis CEO
The model for delivering infrastructure employed by traditional vendors is fundamentally misaligned with modern software development patterns. Disruptors of the digital era push new code to production multiple times a day, while traditional enterprise vendors ship infrastructure as packaged software once every few years and require forklift upgrades.

Adam Scotnicky, TCP Cloud CEO
By acquiring TCP Cloud, Mirantis will have increased influence in key open source communities and broader expertise in continuously delivered infrastructure. This powerful combination will help customers like AT&T and Volkswagen build software faster, and emerge as winners in the digital economy.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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