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Volkswagen Group Selects Mirantis OpenStack Software for Its Next Generation Cloud

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Volkswagen Group has chosen OpenStack as its global standard for next generation private cloud, aiming to drive innovation across business and consumer applications. The open source cloud platform is projected to cut IT costs through joint standardization. It will support internal and consumer-facing applications and will connect people across Volkswagen, its dealers and suppliers. The joint project focuses on adding critical enterprise features to OpenStack to ensure that applications can be managed with high performance, enabling full control of data center infrastructure. The system will be fully optimized for Intel platform capabilities, making amazing experiences possible.

“OpenStack on Intel platforms is an ideal open solution for cloud-native applications and services, to create tens of thousands of clouds such as the one Volkswagen is building.” -- Jonathan Donaldson, VP/GM, Software Defined Infrastructure Group, Intel Cloud Platforms Group.

Following a comprehensive and rigorous selection process, Europe’s largest automaker selected Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, as its OpenStack distribution vendor. Mirantis demonstrated a 98% execution rate across 64 use cases, and emerged as the most stable and fastest to implement among industry OpenStack distributions. Volkswagen Group will leverage Mirantis OpenStack to power applications in all Volkswagen Group brands.

“As the automotive industry shifts to the service economy, Volkswagen is poised for agile software innovation. 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.” -- Mario Müller, Volkswagen VP IT Infrastructure.

“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.” -- Mirantis SVP, Marque Teegardin

“Germany is the economic powerhouse of Europe, and Volkswagen is its champion. The world will be watching as they use OpenStack to accelerate existing business functions, and to onramp new technologies, business ideas and models like IoT, machine learning and big data analytics.” -- Mirantis Regional Director, DACH, Sebastian Weiss