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Mirantis Joins Open Source MANO as Founding Member

By Rory Lidstone February 23, 2016

Mirantis, a business-to-business (B2B) cloud computing services company best known for its production-grade Mirantis OpenStack solution, announced that it is a founding member of Open Source MANO (OSM). A community focused on delivering open source management and orchestration (MANO) aligned with ETSI NFV Information Models, OSM itself was founded this week. Other founding members include BT, Canonical, Intel, Inc, Telefonica, Telekom Austria Group and Telenor.

Mirantis joins a group of 23 service providers and solutions vendors in building a service provider-led community dedicated to unlocking communications service providers (CSPs) from expensive proprietary hardware. This will in turn enable CSPs to increase average revenue per user (ARPU) and service agility by facilitating faster launching of new services, while lowering cost and meeting the requirements of production NFV networks using the common Information Model (IM) defined, implemented and released in open source software.

"OpenStack has been a key enabler for radical transformation in the telecom industry, but there is still important work to be done in bridging the OSM and OpenStack communities and projects," said Boris Renski, CMO at Mirantis. "Mirantis pioneered a popular NFV orchestration project in OpenStack (Murano), which today is used and co-engineered by carriers and telecom vendors such as AT&T, Saudi Telecom, Comcast, Telefonica, Cisco, Huawei, and countless others. The formation of OSM will unite us in driving projects like Murano forward."

Since Mirantis OpenStack is the leading distribution for companies in the telecommunications industry, Mirantis is a natural fit for OSM. Engagements include the largest OpenStack deal on record with Ericsson and some of the largest companies in the U.S., Germany, France, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and the U.K. In December, Mirantis partnered with Palo Alto Networks to develop an NFV OpenStack security solution.

As part of OSM, Mirantis will help augment resource orchestration (RO) and service orchestration (SO) with Fuel, an OpenStack project started by Mirantis. The goal of Fuel is to streamline and accelerate the process of deploying, testing and maintaining various configurations of OpenStack at scale. Mirantis will also contribute Murano application catalog models, along with open source software currently used in production NFV deployments to help further accelerate OSM’s resource and service orchestrators.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

Contributing Writer

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