Mirantis integrates Kubernetes into OpenStack



A long time after serving the cloud-first market, Mirantis has launched a single integrated distribution of Kubernetes and OpenStack called the Mirantis Cloud Platform (MCP) 1.0. The new development brings cloud container management along with Kubernetes and is aimed to ease the container management.

The newly developed MCP 1.0 offers a build-operate-transfer model that addresses the real problems of today’s cloud world. Infrastructure today is mostly API driven and continuously delivered. Therefore, MCP shifts from the installer-centric architecture to an operations-centric architecture.

Mirantis is targeting to deliver to ease the OpenStack deployment with Fuel installer that comes preloaded with MCP 1.0. The advanced installer was first featured in Mirantis OpenStack.

According to Boris Renski, the co-founder of Mirantis, updates on the MCP build will be pushed in minor increments on weekly basis that pushing once in every six months.

Updates no longer happen once every 6-12 months, but are introduced in minor increments on a weekly basis. In the next five to ten years, all vendors in the space will either find a way to adapt to this pattern or they will disappear,” said Renski.

Incremental updates

The California-headquartered company wants to engage DevOps teams to ensure zero downtime. Renski makes a bold statement by saying that vendors will either get used to incremental updates or they will disappear.

MCP features Kubernetes for container orchestration, the Ceph for storage and virtual compute stacks along with an open source SDN.

Intel has worked closely with Mirantis in optimising OpenStack to meet enterprise requirements. The collaborative work has resulted in improved network, storage and an overall enhanced Kubernetes experience. Furthermore, OpenStack has embraced the new platform by Mirantis.


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