Mirantis signs first European distribution agreement with Arrow ECS

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OpenStack specialist Mirantis has announced its first distribution deal in Europe with Arrow Electronics. Arrow will fold the OpenStack solutions and services into its existing suite and distribute them to its partners in the UK and Ireland.

Mirantis OpenStack Express allows customers to provision OpenStack clouds at the touch of the button for as little as a day or as long as they want without a fixed contract.

The agreement is the next step in Mirantis’ plans to broaden its reach in Europe. It follows the opening of an office in France and European headquarters in Amsterdam.

“OpenStack exploded in EMEA this year, moving quickly from tyre-kicking to real deployments,” says Mirantis EMEA regional director, Rajiv Sodhi. “Our collaboration with Arrow will enable enterprises, telecommunication companies, service providers and SaaS vendors to easily procure our zero lock-in OpenStack distribution, vendor-neutral training and our world class end-to-end services.”

Arrow will be distributing Mirantis’ commercial-grade open-source cloud offerings to the European market, along with training and other services.

“EMEA is hungry to capitalise on the scalability, flexibility and agility of the cloud,” says David Ellis, director of strategy, UK and Ireland, Arrow ECS. “Mirantis offers a robust distribution of OpenStack, so it will be a critical offering in readying the enterprise for the cloud revolution.”

Mirantis clients include Ericsson, Orange, Pacnet and Huawei.


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