IT Pro is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

Volkswagen implements Mirantis OpenStack Software

The car manufacturer decided to use Mirantis for its next-generation private cloud on which it will build apps

Volkswagen Group plans to use Mirantis' OpenStack software to run its private cloud and build new apps for both customers and its own internal users. 

The open source cloud operating system will be used as the basis for its new hybrid app development strategy, which will serve its entire business, including suppliers and dealers, covering both internal operations and third parties.

Mirantis was chosen as Volkswagen's partner thanks to its agility and knowledge of the OpenStack platform, the company said. Additionally, the group said Mirantis is the fastest and most stable variant of OpenStack it has come across, meaning it suits the company's rapidly changing strategy.

“As the automotive industry shifts to the service economy, Volkswagen is poised for agile software innovation," said Mario Müller, Volkswagen vice president of IT Infrastructure.

"The team at Mirantis gives us a robust, hardened distribution, deep technical expertise, a commitment to the OpenStack community, and the ability to drive cloud transformation at Volkswagen. Mirantis OpenStack is the engine that lets Volkswagen’s developers build and deliver software faster.”

Volkswagen Group currently uses an Intel-based infrastructure for its IoT and analytics strategies and this makes OpenStack on Intel platforms a perfect choice for the company, allowing for accelerated innovation, it said.

“OpenStack is the open source cloud standard offering companies a fast path to cloud innovation. It is our privilege to partner with Europe’s largest automaker and we are thrilled to support them as they use the software to out-innovate competitors and expand their business on a global scale,” said Mirantis senior vice president Marque Teegardin.

Featured Resources

Four strategies for building a hybrid workplace that works

All indications are that the future of work is hybrid, if it's not here already

Free webinar

The digital marketer’s guide to contextual insights and trends

How to use contextual intelligence to uncover new insights and inform strategies

Free Download

Ransomware and Microsoft 365 for business

What you need to know about reducing ransomware risk

Free Download

Building a modern strategy for analytics and machine learning success

Turning into business value

Free Download

Recommended

What is Amazon S3?
Amazon S3

What is Amazon S3?

16 May 2022
EDB unveils world-first openly governed Kubernetes Postgres operator
Cloud

EDB unveils world-first openly governed Kubernetes Postgres operator

13 May 2022
How the cloud primed Markerstudy for an M&A spree
Cloud

How the cloud primed Markerstudy for an M&A spree

9 May 2022
Gaia-X: The last chance saloon for Europe’s visionary cloud project
Cloud

Gaia-X: The last chance saloon for Europe’s visionary cloud project

4 May 2022

Most Popular

Russian hackers declare war on 10 countries after failed Eurovision DDoS attack
hacking

Russian hackers declare war on 10 countries after failed Eurovision DDoS attack

16 May 2022
Researchers demonstrate how to install malware on iPhone after it's switched off
Security

Researchers demonstrate how to install malware on iPhone after it's switched off

18 May 2022
Windows Server admins say latest Patch Tuesday broke authentication policies
Server & storage

Windows Server admins say latest Patch Tuesday broke authentication policies

12 May 2022