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Mirantis and QCT Give Enterprises an Easy Onramp to OpenStack Private and Public Clouds

Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, and QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology), are partnering to offer Mirantis Unlocked Appliances, turnkey, rack-based appliances featuring Mirantis OpenStack. Customers will now be able to buy the QCT QxStack Mirantis Unlocked Appliance for Cloud Native Applications featuring hardware and software from QCT and Cumulus Networks.

Through the Unlocked Appliance program, Mirantis collaborates with Unlocked Technology Partners such as QCT and Cumulus Networks to design and pre-validate an optimized configuration that leverages Mirantis OpenStack, the most popular and hardened OpenStack distribution on the market. The appliance is a pre-validated and pre-integrated turnkey environment designed for developing and deploying cloud native applications and container-based environments at scale, and delivered and supported by Certified Rack Partners such as FusionStorm. Customers are able to onramp OpenStack into their data centers in days, giving them access to agile development on their OpenStack platform.

QCT is a leading provider of advanced hardware and integrated systems to cloud data centers and a subsidiary of systems technology leader Quanta Computer Inc., a Fortune Global 500 company with $30B revenue in 2015. The company is a longtime supporter of open source cloud projects, including Open Compute Project and OpenStack.

“Mirantis Unlocked Appliances gives enterprises a fast, easy way to exploit the flexibility and cost-savings of OpenStack. They are off-the-shelf, optimized solutions that reduce time-to-value while also reducing risk in OpenStack deployments,” said Mirantis co-founder and CMO, Boris Renski. “The addition of the QCT Mirantis Unlocked Appliance brings hyperscale platforms as an alternative in Unlocked Appliances.”

“Together with Mirantis, we are extending the power of hyperscale datacenter design and OpenStack to our customers around the world,” said Mike Yang, general manager of QCT. “By offering a faster, easier route to OpenStack in production, service providers and enterprises can begin offering customers faster response times, better services and more flexibility in their business.”

“Appliances built on Mirantis OpenStack are rigorously tested and certified to run right out of the box, reducing the risk and complication associated with OpenStack deployments,” said FusionStorm vice president, Pre-Sales and Professional Services, Core Technologies, Jim Glueck. “Customers can get the full OpenStack experience in days.”