December 12, 2011
Dec. 12 — Mirantis, an engineering services company focused on OpenStack, is establishing a Russian OpenStack community at http://www.openstack.ru.
Along with hosting the new website, Mirantis will host regular events in Russia, for both the developer and business community and educate the local market on OpenStack. http://www.OpenStack.ru will be open to all developers to publish their blogs and businesses can post vacancies for local OpenStack jobs. The site will also feature OpenStack user guides and other related OpenStack documentation translated into Russian.
Mirantis launched this Russian OpenStack community because of the very talented pool of technologists in Russia.
"Developers in Russia have always demonstrated "out-of-the-box" thinking and the ability to quickly grasp emerging technologies, then put them to use in large corporations with complex technology challenges," explained Boris Renski, co-founder and EVP at Mirantis.
OpenStack is free open source software, derived from a collaborative software project, to orchestrate and control public and private clouds for IaaS. More than 110 leading companies participate in OpenStack, including AMD, Cisco, Citrix, Dell, HP, Intel, and Microsoft.
"OpenStack is growing quickly, so more expertise must be developed rapidly. This new community in Russia will help further expand the OpenStack ecosystem by developing new talent and skills worldwide. This will help companies that want to take advantage of the OpenStack platform," said Mark Collier, VP of Rackspace Cloud Builders.
Mirantis has been a leader of the OpenStack community since its inception and has contributed multiple code commits to the OpenStack Compute and Identity projects. The company opened its Center of Excellence for OpenStack in October, with one of the largest OpenStack development organizations that is expected to more than double by next spring. Mirantis is also a key organizer of the Bay Area's OpenStack user group, hosting quarterly community events in Silicon Valley.
The company already has strong relationships with the Russian academic community, and will use this to launch local OpenStack training courses in collaboration with universities in Moscow and Saratov, two locations where the company currently operates technology development centers.
"Launching a new OpenStack community is an important milestone in our goal to establish Mirantis as the premium OpenStack consultancy and continue building out our bench of OpenStack experts," added Renski.
Mirantis is an engineering services company focused on open source application infrastructure and OpenStack. Clients include Cisco, GE Money and Agilent. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., and currently houses one of the largest groups of OpenStack experts under a single roof. Mirantis works with middleware vendors, compute infrastructure companies and Fortune 1000 enterprises, helping them to extract value from OpenStack. http://www.mirantis.com.
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