Mirantis acquires OpenStack startup TCP Cloud

OpenStack software platform provider, Mirantis has entered into a definitive agreement to take over TCP Cloud, a 30-employee company that designs and develops cloud infrastructure software. Headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, TCP Cloud specializes in managed services for OpenStack, OpenContrail and Kubernetes. TCP cloud software Mk.20 that is built on OpenStack offers new perspective on managing enterprise IT infrastructures of any size. It will integrate with Mirantis’ OpenStack to provide true public cloud experience on customer premises. The deal will also give push to Mirantis’ recent move of collaborating with Google and Intel to evolve the architecture of purpose-built lifecycle management tool for OpenStack, Fuel, and related OpenStack projects, to enable the use of Kubernetes as their underlying orchestration engine. Both the cpmpanies will address and resolve the glitches related to upgrades which is considered as one of the key burdens of on-premise infrastructure. According to a report in Business Insider, Mirantis has spent around $30 million to buy TCP Cloud. Alex Freedland, CEO, Mirantis, said:
“The model for delivering infrastructure employed by traditional vendors is fundamentally misaligned with modern software development patterns. Disruptors of the digital era push new code to production multiple times a day, while traditional enterprise vendors’ ship infrastructure as packaged software once every few years and require forklift upgrades. Mirantis empowers enterprises to embrace the new, continuously delivered infrastructure model on their terms. TCP Cloud’s technology and expertise helps us accelerate that vision.”
Mk.20, commonly referred to as managing infrastructure-as-code (process of managing and provisioning computing infrastructure), delivers Private Cloud solution focused on customer requirements that is built on OpenStack and Kubernetes platform. This comprises of analyzing current IT infrastructure solution, creating new IT design, combining OpenStack with legacy system and finally implementation of agreed solution. Thus, Mk.20 offers implementation, continuous delivery, consulting, support, training and expert services. Adam Scotnicky, CEO, TCP Cloud, stated, “Mirantis and TCP Cloud share a vision of building open source software, and continuously delivering it to digital enterprises. By acquiring TCP Cloud, Mirantis will have increased influence in key open source communities and broader expertise in continuously delivered infrastructure. This powerful combination will help customers like AT&T and Volkswagen build software faster, and emerge as winners in the digital economy.” With this acquisition, Mirantis will blend its implementation service, that implement OpenStack private cloud to enterprises with Mk.20 which will eventually become part of Mirantis’ Fuel software for deploying and managing OpenStack and related open source infrastructure software. Mirantis claims itself as the top contributor to OpenStack open source project, with the most committers, core contributors, and lines of code contributed to the most recent release, Mitaka OpenStack Mitaka, the 13th release of the widely deployed open source software for building clouds, now offers greater manageability and scalability as well as an enhanced end-user experience.

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