To support developer adoption of OpenStack, Mirantis, the pure-play OpenStack company, today released a free Developer Edition of Mirantis OpenStack Express and a dozen new free OpenStack tutorials. Mirantis OpenStack Express is the fastest and easiest way to get an OpenStack cloud. Its Developer Edition is tailored for solo developers and solution providers looking to try OpenStack, and offers an on-demand, hosted development environment for Mirantis OpenStack, along with full 24/7 support, at no cost for the first year.

To enable OpenStack newcomers to quickly become productive with OpenStack, Mirantis’ Developer Edition comes with a dozen of new, online tutorials based on Mirantis Training for OpenStack. The tutorials cover common use cases such as adding images, launching VMs, and using the Murano OpenStack application catalogue, all of which are available in the Developer Edition.

Mirantis is deeply invested in the OpenStack community. It is a top three contributor to OpenStack, offers the leading OpenStack distribution, and provides the most popular OpenStack training on the market. This year, Mirantis’ Driverlog initiative catalogued 106 vendor solutions that plug in underneath OpenStack, giving customers a single, consolidated list of compatible hardware.

“The success of OpenStack is all about the solutions running on top of it,” said Mirantis CEO Adrian Ionel. “Hundreds of thousands of developers are now familiar with cloud services and we want to enable them to ride the wave of OpenStack adoption. The free Developer Edition is their invitation to learn OpenStack and see its benefits, at no cost or risk.”

A number of solutions vendors have already started using Mirantis OpenStack Express for application development, including RealStatus, Tata Consultancy Services and Avi Networks. “With Mirantis OpenStack Express, Avi Networks can bring up a robust application delivery solution in minutes, not hours or days,” said Guru Chahal, VP Product Management, Avi Networks. “The technology simplifies OpenStack setup and configuration, saving us valuable engineering resources, and bringing instant value to our customers.”

The Developer Edition of Mirantis OpenStack Express will be free for the first 12 months, and $39.99 per month thereafter. It includes an OpenStack tenant with a quota of 4 virtual CPUs, 4 GB RAM, 100 GB of storage, and two floating IP addresses, plus access to OpenStack APIs. Developers can add resources on demand, starting with quotas of 2 vCPU, 2 GB RAM, and 50 GB of storage at $19.99 per month.

In addition to the Developer Edition, Mirantis offers an affordable Team Edition of Mirantis OpenStack Express for mid-sized teams looking to develop, test and deploy their applications on OpenStack, and a customizable Enterprise Edition of Mirantis OpenStack Express for large enterprises looking to migrate enterprise workloads to OpenStack. To learn more about each edition of Mirantis OpenStack Express, visit: