Mirantis, an OpenStack company, has released its OpenStack 7.0 distribution, which further improves change management, updates, upgrades, monitoring, diagnosis, and workload deployment.\n\n\nThis release is based on OpenStack Kilo, the 11th release of the open source cloud software that was made available back in April.\n\n\nMirantis doesn\u2019t just take the downstream and run away to distribute it; they are among the leading contributors. They rank second after Rackspace in terms of contribution to Kilo andfixed around 911 bugs.\n\n\nThe company claims that 7.0 is one of the most stable Mirantis releases. Amar Kapadia of Mirantis wrote on the company blog, "Our engineering team has a maniacal focus on OpenStack testing and quality. In Kilo, we were the#1 bug fixer, with 900+ fixes. We also fixed an additional 300+ bugs in Mirantis OpenStack 7.0. This testing is what creates a stable hardened release. In this release, we expanded our longevity test-suite so we can find intermittent and difficult-to-find bugs."\n\n\nWith this release the company is also extending the support period of the distribution from two years to three.\n\n\nSome of the highlights of Mirantis OpenStack 7.0 are:\n\n\nUpgrade from previous versions of Mirantis OpenStack with reduced downtime and a new rollback capability;\nMigrate instances from hosts marked for maintenance;\nWrite richer Fuel deployment plugins that can define new node roles and reserve virtual IP addresses;\nSpecify flexible underlay network topology in a simple manner with network templates;\nTune control-plane architecture by moving services onto separate controller nodes;\nDeploy controllers on virtual machines for small footprint deployment;\nBuild hybrid clouds with hierarchical multi-tenancy;\nSecure integration of control-plane various IT systems with SSL endpoint encryption;\nScale North-South traffic with Distributed Virtual Router (DVR);\nIntegrate with container platforms, including Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes;\nSimplify bringing VMware environments to the cloud with new functions such as NSX-v \u00a0and vSphere Distributed Switch (VDS);\nDeploy multiple Hadoop or Spark big data clusters in parallel through new Sahara features and gain additional flexibility via an updated plug-in for HDP v2.2.\n\n\nThe company said that Mirantis OpenStack 7.0 features out-of-the box integration with VMware vCenter while offering choice in networking, including, but not limited to, Cisco ACI, Juniper Contrail and VMware NSX fabrics.\n\n\nThe latest release of Mirantis OpenStack 7.0 is available for free download immediately.