Mirantis Expands OpenStack Offerings to Japan Market
Open source cloud computing vendor Mirantis has extended its reach into Japan, where it has already secured one channel partnership for its "pure-play" OpenStack distribution.
Open source cloud computing vendor Mirantis has extended its reach into Japan, where it has already secured one channel partnership for its “pure-play” OpenStack distribution.
The growth comes in the form of a subsidiary, called Mirantis Japan GK, which will distribute Mirantis’s OpenStack distribution and other cloud computing services and products in Japan. The subsidiary will be based in Tokyo.
In addition, Mirantis announced a partnership with Japanese IT consulting and deployment-management company ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (known by the acronym CTC), which will include Mirantis’s platforms in its offerings.
“OpenStack is a natural extension of CTC’s portfolio of compute, storage and networking partners. IT companies and service providers have shown tremendous interest in how OpenStack unlocks SDN, NFV, SDS and big data and delivers dramatic cost savings, extensibility, and control,” said Masaaki Matsuzawa, director and senior vice president, CTC. “We chose to work with Mirantis because they are the dominant player in OpenStack with the most hardened distribution and the deepest technical expertise.”
The opening of the Tokyo office comes on the heels of international growth by Mirantis in other markets in recent months. In 2014, the company opened offices in China, France and the Netherlands. In announcing its decision to expand into Japan this month, the company cited data from the Asia Cloud Computing Association’s Cloud Readiness Index 2014 that identified Japan as the leading innovator in cloud computing over the last three years.