Mirantis, the OpenStack vendor and Parallels, a leading hosting and cloud services enablement provider, today announced a collaboration to integrate Mirantis OpenStack with Parallels Automation. This integration will allow service providers using Parallels Automation to easily offer OpenStack IaaS services to their customers using the Mirantis OpenStack distribution.
Parallels Automation is a hosting and cloud services delivery platform used by hundreds of service providers worldwide, from the largest telecom operators in the world to top hosters and providers of vertical solutions. With Parallels Automation, service providers can deploy new services faster, reduce operational costs and increase average revenue per user.
“As OpenStack gains momentum around the world with more and more service providers, Parallels is natural partner for Mirantis,” said Boris Renski, executive vice president and co-founder of Mirantis. “Cloud operators will benefit in two key ways. Service providers will be able to provision and meter OpenStack infrastructure using Parallels Automation. And by supporting Parallels Containers as an alternative technology, service providers will have more choice when it comes to container technology in OpenStack.”
Mirantis OpenStack will be integrated with Parallels Automation using the APS 2 standard, making it easy for service providers to quickly bring OpenStack-based IaaS services to market. The Parallels Automation platform allows for seamless provisioning of these new services, as well as the consolidated billing with other offerings in the service provider’s environment.
“OpenStack is a priority for our service provider customers,” said John Zanni, chief marketing officer, Parallels. “We’re pleased to collaborate with Mirantis in developing an offering for our customers that makes it easier for them to be successful in delivering and monetising OpenStack solutions.”
The Mirantis OpenStack integration with Parallels Automation gives service providers, telecommunication companies, hosting providers, managed service providers and other cloud operators a range of benefits, including:
- Immediate access to the fast-growing OpenStack market at lower cost and shortened time to market. No need to customize OpenStack to work with Parallels Automation or invest in provisioning, billing, monitoring, resource allocation, or service enablement wrappers for their OpenStack offering
- A consistent end user experience. Cloud customers get a self-service environment in which they can provision and operate their OpenStack cloud within the same infrastructure footprint they already use with their preferred service provider
- No OpenStack lock-in. As the first zero-lock-in distribution, Mirantis OpenStack promises cloud-operators and cloud consumers alike a proven, working open source cloud environment free of opaque hooks or proprietary packaging.