Last week Mirantis announced the availability of version 5.0 of its OpenStack distribution updated with Icehouse, the latest OpenStack release.
The key features of this new release is the support for interoperability with VMware vCenter Server that allows to deploy and control workloads through OpenStack Horizon console on both vSphere and KVM.
Mirantis OpenStack 5.0 also includes Fuel, the open source deployment and management tool for OpenStack able now to manage the future releases of OpenStack alongside the Icehouse-based.
Fuel master node is now packaged using Docker containers making possible in-place upgrade without downtimes.
Mirantis OpenStack 5.0 also includes:
- The Murano application catalog, an OpenStack project in Stackforge which provides vending-machine style deployment of application workloads, combining PaaS and IaaS functionality within a single console.
- Point-and-click deployment of Sahara, the project that provides elastic deployment of Hadoop projects on an OpenStack cluster.
- Improved scalability for Ceilometer, the OpenStack monitoring and billing project, providing a highly-scalable data store for its telemetry data in a MongoDB repository.