Ammeon and Mirantis team up for European OpenStack deal

8 Dec 2015

Fred Jones, CEO of Ammeon, via Colm Mahady

Irish IT company Ammeon has reached a deal to deliver Mirantis’ OpenStack service in the EMEA region, with the duo establishing an Irish centre too.

Located at Ammeon’s Dublin office, a new cloud deployment centre will be created to complement the partnership with Mirantis.

Specialising in cloud and open source-based services, Ammeon currently employs around 200 people in Ireland.

“OpenStack adoption is exploding among telecommunications companies in EMEA, and Mirantis is the undisputed technology leader,” said Fred Jones, CEO of Ammeon, upon the announcement.

“Jointly establishing an EMEA deployment centre strengthens Ammeon’s capabilities in DevOps and OpenStack cloud deployment and deepens Mirantis’ local presence, giving our customers exceptional technical expertise for this emerging technology.”

Under the terms of the agreement, Ammeon will deliver Mirantis’ OpenStack throughout the region, via the former’s team of deployment specialists and system integration consultants. As a result, Ammeon’s DevOps, open source and cloud projects will be strengthened.

“The telecommunications industry is facing disruption at a massive scale,” said Alex Freedland, co-founder and CEO of Mirantis. “Companies must transform their IT in order to compete, and OpenStack offers them this opportunity. Our partnership with Ammeon will get OpenStack into their hands faster.

“Ammeon has a strong track record of delivering open source technology to customers such as Telefonica, Vodafone and Ericsson, so Mirantis OpenStack is a natural addition to their portfolio.”

Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic