Mirantis Secures Intel Led $100M Funding to Accelerate OpenStack Adoption

Mirantis Secures Intel Led $100M Funding to Accelerate OpenStack Adoption Image Credit: Mirantis

Mirantis, the pure play OpenStack company, Tuesday announced a strategic technology and investment collaboration with Intel that will see Intel Capital leading a $100 million funding round with new investor Goldman Sachs and existing investors that include August Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Ericsson and others. 

Intel's investment in Mirantis is part of the company's ‘Cloud for All’ initiative that centers on open cloud infrastructure. The collaboration between both companies will focus on accelerating enterprise feature optimization in Mirantis’ OpenStack distribution and fueling enterprise OpenStack adoption.

According to Mirantis, the collaboration will see capability enhancements specifically across areas such as performance at scale, storage, network integration and support for big data. Addressing these areas will expand the use of OpenStack and make it easier for Mirantis' and Intel's customers to adopt the technology.

Alex Freedland, co-founder and president of Mirantis
With Intel as our partner, we’ll show the world that open design, open development and open licensing is the future of cloud infrastructure software. Mirantis’ goal is to make OpenStack the best way to deliver cloud software, surpassing any proprietary solutions.

Diane Bryant, senior vice president and general manager, Data Center Group, Intel
As enterprises embrace public, private and hybrid cloud strategies, they need choices in their infrastructure software. OpenStack is an ideal open solution for cloud-native applications and services, and our collaboration with Mirantis is well placed to ensure the delivery of critical new enterprise features helping to create of tens of thousands of clouds.

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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