Canonical and Mirantis Join Hands to Enhance OpenStack and Ubuntu Based Cloud Computing Adoption in Marketplace

mirantisThe leaders in cloud computing platform providers, Canonical and Mirantis would jointly offer highly secure, robust and fully supported private cloud platforms to their enterprise customers.

GREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by the two market leading open source platform providers in the domain of cloud computing business – Mirantis and Canonical – on June 4, 2014 that they are going to establish a business partnership to help the enterprises to adopt the private cloud solutions based on the product portfolios of the company. It is important to note that Canonical is the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu open source platform for cloud computing business, and the Mirantis is an OpenStack cloud platform evangelist company.

canonicalIt was further informed through an official statement that both of the companies will invest largely in the development and testing of the highly reliable cloud computing platforms based on the OpenStack and Ubuntu Linux version of the operating system. This investment would be used to provide the most secure, seamless, reliable, fully supported and highly featured cloud based service portfolio that fully matches the requirements of the enterprises for their private cloud solutions.

The statement further anticipated that this collaboration of the two major companies in the domain of open source cloud computing domain of business would help increase the enterprise OpenStack adoption in this domain of information technology.

While providing the details of this collaboration, the VP of Cloud Alliances at Canonical, Mr. John Zannos said, “As the leading provider of scale out and open cloud solutions we are committed to interoperability and freedom from vendor lock-in. We support Ubuntu in the Ubuntu OpenStack distribution and, as part of this strategic relationship with Mirantis, will support Ubuntu in Mirantis OpenStack. This collaboration will further encourage adoption of OpenStack in the enterprise, and working together is a testament to our belief in interoperability and customer choice.”

Meanwhile, the co-founder and CMO at Mirantis, Mr. Boris Renski maintained that, “As OpenStack adoption moves from proof of concept trials and pilots into production, offering support for operating systems becomes critical. Ubuntu is the most popular Linux platform used in OpenStack and we expect this partnership to give Mirantis OpenStack customers additional confidence in production use cases.”

It is very clear from this collaboration of two important companies that the commercial bundle offered by the companies would prove to be more reliable, flexible and secure for the customers.