Mirantis, the pure play OpenStack Company, announced a strategic technology and investment collaboration with Intel.
The collaboration will focus on accelerating enterprise feature optimization in Mirantis’ OpenStack distribution and fueling enterprise OpenStack adoption.
As part of the collaboration, Intel Capital led a $100 million funding round with new investor Goldman Sachs and existing investors August Capital, Insight Venture Partners, Ericsson, Sapphire Ventures (formerly SAP Ventures) and WestSummit Capital.
The round includes a combination of equity and spending. The technical collaboration and work with Intel is part of Intel’s recent announcement focused on creating tens of thousands of new clouds, the Cloud for All initiative.
OpenStack cloud software, introduced in 2010, is built by a global development team of open source contributors under the guidance of the OpenStack Foundation.
According to Forrester, a technology research consultancy, OpenStack has quickly emerged as the fifth most popular cloud platform embraced by Global 2,000 enterprises.