Fujitsu and Mirantis Sign Strategic Collaboration Agreement to Deliver Private Managed OpenStack Cloud

Companies partner on global delivery of OpenStack following the build-operate-transfer model for enterprise customers and Telco

Fujitsu Limited and Mirantis, the managed open cloud company, announced today the signing of a global, strategic collaboration agreement to help customers adopt open cloud infrastructure based on OpenStack and related open source technologies such as Kubernetes.

Fujitsu and Mirantis will work together to integrate Mirantis Cloud Platform, announced last month and a unique build-operate-transfer open infrastructure delivery model with Fujitsu’ hardware, software, and support capabilities. With this agreement, Fujitsu will become Mirantis’ strategic partner embracing this methodology and introducing it to customers.

“Today, modern infrastructure is defined by public cloud vendors that give customers an experience where they don’t have to think about software,” said Boris Renski, Mirantis’ Co-Founder and CMO. “Infrastructure software is changing. Instead, customers will consume infrastructure as a service, where everything is API driven, managed and continuously delivered. We are very excited to find a strategic partner in Fujitsu who is eager to collaborate with us to bring its benefits to the broader market.”

“We are excited to have partnered with Mirantis to extend our OpenStack private cloud business. Mirantis’ unique build-operate-transfer delivery model, coupled with Fujitsu’s extensive experience and hardware and software offering in serving our mission critical customer systems, will enable large enterprises to adopt open cloud with confidence,” said Katsue Tanaka, SVP and Head of the Platform Software at Fujitsu.

Mirantis’ approach to infrastructure delivery departs from the traditional software-centric method that revolves around licensing and support subscriptions. Instead, the company is pioneering an operations-centric approach, where open infrastructure is continuously delivered with an operations SLA through a managed service or by the customer themselves. This way, software updates no longer happen once every 6-12 months, but are introduced in minor increments on a weekly basis and with no down time.

Having already delivered a wide range of private cloud offerings, Fujitsu will add a new privately managed global OpenStack based on Mirantis Cloud Platform, starting from June 2017 in Japan followed by other regions, to fulfill the growing demand of customers for an easy-to-use open and standards-based cloud platform.

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