Leveraging Redapt as its main technology partner for building appliances, Mirantis is launching a new hardware initiative that will allow businesses to more easily adopt OpenStack. The "Mirantis Unlocked Appliances" will offer enterprises a drop-in cloud solution that they can plug into data centers to quickly get up and running with OpenStack. Configurations for this appliance range from six compute notes with twelve terabytes of storage to a full rack with 24 compute notes and 24 terabyte of storage. Across two racks, these Dell R630-based appliances could handle over 1,500 virtual machines. The basic six-node configuration will retail for $250,000. A larger 16-node version will be about $400,000.