OpenStack distro, Mirantis, Wednesday launched Mirantis Unlocked Appliances to deliver OpenStack on a certified hardware appliance. The program aims to support a potfolio of converged infrastructure appliances built with Mirantis OpenStack, and certified and delivered by Certified Rack Partners.
Mirantis said that the Unlocked Appliances are single or multi-rack converged infrastructure appliances, delivered as a flexible turnkey OpenStack deployment, and pre-validated by Mirantis and pre-integrated by Certified Rack Partners. Mirantis will collaborate with hardware and software vendors, to design and pre-validate an architecture configuration that leverages Mirantis OpenStack. Rack Partners then build, deliver and certify appliances for customers.
Mirantis also announced Redapt, a cloud-focused systems integrator based in Redmond, Washington as its first Certified Rack Partner.
Alex Freedland, Mirantis president and co-founder
About 20 percent of infrastructure is consumed through the appliance form factor because it is extremely easy to set up and operate. Mirantis Unlocked Appliances combines this ease of use with the openness and flexibility of OpenStack, delivered as a cloud-in-a-box. Our first appliance focuses on the most common OpenStack use case - developing cloud-native applications - and will be built and shipped by Certified Rack Partners across the ecosystem.
Josh Lindenbaum, Vice President of Business & Corporate Development, Redapt
Redapt is excited to be the first Certified Rack Partner, which enables us to deliver what our customers have been requesting for years: the flexibility and zero lock-in of OpenStack in a turnkey solution. The architecture Redapt designed with Mirantis, with Mirantis OpenStack at the core, solves for the complexity commonly associated with OpenStack. Redapt will work closely with customers to assemble, deliver and install Mirantis Unlocked Appliances that will arrive in the data center ready to plug and play.