Mirantis Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the leading open source cloud native application platform, today announced that Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, has joined the organization. By joining, Mirantis is committing to supporting Cloud Foundry and partnering with distribution vendors in its ecosystem instead of building its own Cloud Foundry distribution.

“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.”

Cloud Foundry is the leading Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) open source project and is experiencing significant increases in community contributions and user and vendor investments. IDC forecasts 27 percent annual growth for the overall PaaS market from 2013-2018.* OpenStack is the leading open source cloud software project, with hundreds of deployments and thousands of developers across the globe. 451 Research predicts OpenStack revenue to hit $3.3B by 2018.*

“Mirantis and the OpenStack community are doing important work at the infrastructure level of the stack,” said Sam Ramji, CEO of Cloud Foundry. “We’re looking forward to their contributions to optimize OpenStack and Cloud Foundry and empower developers to build their applications for the cloud — quickly and easily.”

Mirantis and other members will join Cloud Foundry Foundation at the Cloud Foundry Summit on May 11 and 12. The event will bring together more than 1500 application developers, IT operations experts, technical managers, business leaders, service providers and project contributors in an independent forum to accelerate and advance the Cloud Foundry open source project and help the community set its agenda for the year. For more information and to register for the Cloud Foundry Summit, please visit: http://www.cfsummit.com/

About Cloud Foundry Foundation
The Cloud Foundry Foundation is independent non-profit organization formed to sustain the development, promotion and adoption of Cloud Foundry as the global industry standard for open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Cloud Foundry makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale applications. Cloud Foundry is an Apache 2.0 licensed project available on Github: https://github.com/cloudfoundry. To learn more, visit: http://www.Cloud Foundry.org.

About Mirantis
Mirantis is the pure play OpenStack company. Mirantis delivers all the software, services, training and support needed for running OpenStack. More customers rely on Mirantis than any other company to get to production deployment of OpenStack at scale. Among the top three companies worldwide in contributing open source software to OpenStack, Mirantis has helped build and deploy some of the largest OpenStack clouds at companies such as Cisco, Comcast, Ericsson, Expedia, Workday, NASA, Samsung and Symantec. Mirantis is venture-backed by Insight Venture Partners, August Capital, Ericsson, Intel Capital, Sapphire Ventures and WestSummit Capital, with headquarters in Mountain View, California. Follow us on Twitter at @mirantisit.

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