Pure-play OpenStack vendor Mirantis is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation in a bid to help drive integration between the two open source platforms.
OpenStack has gained strong momentum in recent years with vendors like HP and IBM building fully fledged portfolios based on the technology; according to 451 Research OpenStack revenue will hit $3.3bn by 2018.
And as far as open source platform-as-a-service projects go, Cloud Foundry seems to have gained the lion’s share of vendor buy-in.
“As the pure-play OpenStack company, Mirantis is focused on making OpenStack the best way to build a private cloud and enable software development,” said Alex Freedland, Mirantis co-founder and chairman.
“Part of that vision is making it as simple as possible to deploy and manage technologies higher ‘up the stack’ – like Cloud Foundry, which has become a very popular PaaS for developer productivity on top of OpenStack. We believe that OpenStack serves the market best by supporting the most popular PaaS solutions and giving enterprise customers maximum choice, rather than prescribing a specific PaaS.”
Sam Ramji, chief executive officer of Cloud Foundry said: “Mirantis and the OpenStack community are doing important work at the infrastructure level of the stack. We’re looking forward to their contributions to optimise OpenStack and Cloud Foundry and empower developers to build their applications for the cloud – quickly and easily.”
In October last year Mirantis secured $100m in series B investment, which has no doubt put the company in a strong position to double down on industry partnerships.