Mirantis: OpenStackers, it's us or Amazon...
Never mind the rest, we're the only viable open-source choice
Open Stacker Mirantis CEO, Alex Freedland, has given out an anti-Amazon message: “Our outstanding growth is reflective of the huge market opportunity we have in front of us. As AWS continues disrupting the $150 billion dollar cloud infrastructure market, OpenStack will rise up as the only viable open source alternative.”
It’s Amazon, Azure, Google or us, is the choice he’s defining.
Mirantis says it closed 2015 with record sales, including 127 enterprise customers in production deployments across the financial, telecommunications, media, and retail sectors. It grew its subscription business fourfold.
The company had a $100m funding round last year and is flush with cash to build out its infrastructure.
It had strong growth in Europe and has hired an MD for Europe, David Ogden.
Freedland said: “Europe is a key focus for Mirantis as it grows its global footprint. We have already seen terrific telecom and enterprise sales growth, and plan to significantly increase our footprint in this region in 2016.”
That's on top of opening a UK office as well as one in Berlin, Germany. These two join the existing branches in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Grenoble, France; Poznan, Poland; Moscow and Saratov, Russia; and Lviv and Kharkiv, Ukraine.
It’s almost as if he wants Europe to become Amazon-free. ®