Cloud Computing Outlook

Mirantis Unveils a Turnkey Appliance to Unlock the Potential of Open Space

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Thursday, May 05, 2016

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA: Mirantis, a pure-play OpenStack company, announces Mirantis Unlocked Appliances for cloud-native applications with pre-integrated by certified rack partners and pre-validated by Mirantis to work out-of-the-box.

Mirantis Unlocked Appliances is turnkey rack-based appliance designed for developing and deploying cloud-native applications and container-based environments at scale. Through the unlocked appliance program, the company collaborates with Unlocked Technology Partners including hardware and software vendors to design and pre-validate an architecture configuration that leverages Mirantis OpenStack.

Redapt, a cloud-focused systems integrator, is a certified rack partner and will deliver Mirantis’ appliance. Apart from building and certifying, Redapt pre-validates the reference architecture facilitating its customers to work closely with OpenStack.

The new solution is powered by Dell and Juniper Networks enabling agile development of cloud native applications and production deployments of container-based services. The architecture offers configuration ranging from six to twenty four compute nodes and usable storage varying from 12TB to 24TB.  Each rack includes two Juniper QF5100s as the data path and Juniper EX3300 for management. Storage nodes are based on Dell Power Edge R730 with dual Intel Xeon E5 CPUs and Intel SSD-based cache optimized for high performance storage. Dell PowerEdge R630 provides compute and foundation nodes.