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Mirantis, the provider of an OpenStack distribution has partnered with NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) to offer fully managed private OpenStack as a service in NTT Com Enterprise Cloud and its data center services across the globe.

Mirantis Managed OpenStack is a managed private cloud based on Mirantis OpenStack software. Mirantis says it gives customers 24x7 ""as a service"" operations by Mirantis and up to 99.99 percent SLAs on Mirantis' 100 percent open source software and tooling.

NTT Com will offer Mirantis managed OpenStack on NTT Com Enterprise Cloud's metal-as-a-service. NTT Com says the partnership will offer customers global flexibility for off-premises deployments, a rapid on-ramp to OpenStack services without complexity, and alternatives for total cost of ownership reduction.

NTT Com's Enterprise Cloud, which leverages OpenStack in its core engineering design, serves global enterprises in their IT transformation journeys. Metal-as-a-Service, NTT Com says, delivers a fully automated on-demand service model and is natively connected to its own closed network. It provides 10Gbps connectivity between NTT Com's global data centers and the cloud.

Mirantis CMO and co-founder, Boris Renski, said the partnership would enable Mirantis to deliver instant-on, hands-off managed cloud experience for its global customers with compelling economics. 'With direct presence in 87 countries and regions, NTT Group commands the largest data center footprint in the world,"" he said.