Mirantis, the high-flying vendor whose single focus is on delivering OpenStack to the world, is today releasing its latest version of the software. Mirantis OpenStack 7.0 is an incremental release. OpenStack is, of course, the open-source cloud computing initiative first started by Rackspace and NASA some five years ago. Since then there has been massive interest in the project, with a plethora of vendors founded (and, sadly, many now gone) to pursue the opportunity.
But along with all the interest, there has been concern. People have pointed to the relative instability and immaturity of OpenStack as a cause for concern. While recent releases have seemed more stable, and production deployments of OpenStack are now a common occurrence, there is still a degree of uncertainty about OpenStack’s readiness for prime time.