05-12-2014, 08:45 #1
[EN] Mirantis: Free Hosted OpenStack Tier for DevelopersMirantis, a provider of OpenStack software, training and support, has released a new Developer Edition of Mirantis OpenStack Express, which offers a starting point for new OpenStack cloud developers.
According to the Thursday announcement, Mirantis is also offering a dozen new OpenStack tutorials for free.
Mirantis launched Mirantis OpenStack Express 2.0 in September, which provides an on-demand, hosted development environment for Mirantis OpenStack with developer support. It is used by RealStatus, Tata Consultancy Services, Avi Networks, and others for application development.
The Developer Edition of MOX is specifically design for solo developers and solution providers looking to try OpenStack, and is available at no cost for the first 12 months, then $39.99 per month thereafter. It includes an OpenStack tenant with four virtual CPUs, 4GB RAM, 100GB of storage, and two floating IP addresses, as well as access to OpenStack APIs.
Developers can stack on additional resources, starting with quotas of two vCPUs, 2GB RAM, and 50GB of storage at $19.99 per month.
MOX developer edition is significant in that it helps develop new cloud talent, given that it has been traditionally very difficult for individuals to learn cloud computing software not only because of the steep learning curve but also because of the costs involved.
When asked what alternatives options developers have had for get hands-on training with a cloud platform, Mirantis co-founder and CMO Boris Renski told the WHIR:
“A developer would either have to turn himself into a systems administrator for a day or so to download and install a mini OpenStack instance on premises (typically on a laptop) and then read through thousands of pages of upstream documentation.
“Another alternative is to spend $2,500 on a 3-day class, which can also be a tall order for somebody who just wants to try things out. With MOX developer edition and the tutorials we released, a developer can get his hands dirty with OpenStack in a matter of minutes.”
The new tutorials rolled out with the launch of MOX Developer Edition are based on Mirantis’ OpenStack training, and cover common use cases such as adding images, launching VMs, and using the Murano OpenStack application catalogue, which is available in the developer edition.
05-12-2014, 08:54 #2
- * Dev edition is $39.99 per month for 4GB RAM, 4 vCPU, 100GB HDD after the initial free 12 months. Add $19.99 per month for extra 2GB RAM, 2 vCPU, 50GB HDD.
- ** Team edition is $599.99 per month for the first 6 months. After the first 6 months, it will renew at $1199.99 per month.
- *** Enterprise edition is $99.99 per day for the first two months. After the first two months, it will renew at $132.99 per day.
- **** No credit card is required for Dev and Team edition trials registered in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and India.
05-12-2014, 10:05 #3
Na minha opinião, experimentar gratuitamente o pacote da Mirantis por 12 meses é interessante, até mesmo pelo valor que ela cobra e pelos clientes que alega atender, mas algo me incomodou na oferta: nos Termos de Uso, a 1a. regra é a seguinte:
"You must be in Australia, Europe, New Zealand, or North America to use Mirantis OpenStack Express."
Como a India não está listada (mas é mencionada no site) e considero a oferta legitima e uma boa oportunidade, dei prosseguimento ao cadastramento (que requer somente numero de telefone) que foi aceito, concedeu gratuitamente 4GB RAM, 4 vCPU, 100GB HDD até dezembro/2015, e remeteu ao cadastramento de um cartão de crédito para garantia, como esperado, identificando Brasil como país.
O meu receio é posteriormente ter o meu cartão debitado em US$40/mês porque eu aceitei os termos e o Brasil não é contemplado. Não acredito que uma empresa séria use tal expediente mas deveriam ter atualizado os termos de uso para não deixar dúvidas.
Última edição por 5ms; 05-12-2014 às 10:15.
09-12-2014, 12:59 #4
A resposta ao meu questionamento sobre Brasil vs termos de uso não foi satisfatória. Aparentemente não tem problema, mas desisti de usar:
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Brittney Perkins(650) 903-7901