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Learn OpenStack with Free Developer Edition from Mirantis

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Mirantis Inc., the OpenStack company has announced the developer edition of OpenStack which is based on Mirantis OpenStack Express. Mirantis OpenStack Express is an on-demand service that is available through the subscription model. Hosted on IBM SoftLayer's infrastructure, customers can sign-up for a private cloud without dealing with the setup and configuration. 

With its own distribution, Mirantis is one of the top contributors to OpenStack. It also has an official training and certification program. According to Mirantis, the developer edition of Mirantis OpenStack Express will be free for the first 12 months, and $39.99 per month thereafter. It includes an OpenStack tenant with a quota of 4 virtual CPUs, 4 GB RAM, 100 GB of storage, and two floating IP addresses, plus access to OpenStack APIs. Developers can add resources on demand, starting with quotas of 2 vCPU, 2 GB RAM, and 50 GB of storage at $19.99 per month.

“The success of OpenStack is all about the solutions running on top of it,” said Mirantis CEO Adrian Ionel. “Hundreds of thousands of developers are now familiar with cloud services and we want to enable them to ride the wave of OpenStack adoption. The free Developer Edition is their invitation to learn OpenStack and see its benefits, at no cost or risk.”

Developers interested in learning OpenStack can download the developer edition and get started with the tutorials.

Some of the free tutorials include:

  • Introduction to object storage
  • Launching a VM from a boot image
  • Creating new VM flavors 
  • Attaching and using volumes
  • VPN as a Service

Guru Chahal, VP Product Management, Avi Networks, one of the partners of Mirantis said, "The technology simplifies OpenStack setup and configuration, saving us valuable engineering resources, and bringing instant value to our customers."

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