Take the Platform9 Kubernetes Challenge

Deploy an app on our service and get a limited edition Platform9 t-shirt

We’re so excited that our free managed Kubernetes service is here. In celebration, we’re offering a limited edition t-shirt when you deploy an app using our free managed service and share it online!

What do I need to do?

To complete the challenge, follow these steps:

  1. Signup for the challenge by submitting your email and contact information on this page
  2. Create a free Managed Kubernetes account here.
  3. Deploy a cluster either on-premises (e.g., data center or laptop), or on AWS or Azure.  You can use our quick start guide
  4. Deploy an application onto your cluster
  5. Share a screenshot on either Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook of your dashboard showing your application running using the hashtag #platform9k8schallenge.
  6. Email us at john@platform9.com with your desired t-shirt size (S, M, L, XL, XXL), a link to your Twitter or LinkedIn post, and confirmation of your address.

We can’t wait to send you your awesome t-shirt!

How long does the challenge run?

The contest is open until July 31 2020, or until t-shirt stocks last, whichever comes first.  Please note there are only 200 shirts available and the challenge is first-come, first-served, so start today!

Who can take the challenge?

You must:

  • Be a U.S. resident 18 years or older
  • Work in one of the following teams: DevOps, Development, Engineering,  Cloud Platform, Technology, SRE, Architect, IT Operations, IT Infrastructure
  • Work for an enterprise with >500 employees, or an IT services organization with > 10 employees.  The challenge is not open to Government, Education, and Non-Profit organizations.

One entry per person only please.

Register for the Challenge

99.9% SLA Guaranteed

In addition to this guarantee, we’ll help your company drive digital transformation while empowering developers. Other ways you’ll benefit include:

  • Get to market quicker
  • Optimize resources
  • Save time
  • Streamline operations
  • Get to market quicker
  • Reduce overall datacenter & cloud costs

Don’t just take our word for it

Some of the world’s top companies are relying on Platform9 to streamline their operations

To get our products to market quickly, the last thing we needed to worry about was running Kubernetes 24×7, managed, maintained, and upgraded. Platform9 solved that problem for us with their SLA-backed managed service.”

Ravi Ravichandran
VP Cloud Platform Engineering and Devops

+4x

Improvement in Time to Market

Platform9 has made the upgrade process incredibly simple. You are, in fact, a major step ahead of the competition, as far as I have interacted with the competition. I can say in the affirmative that you guys are a leading competitor in this space. Hats off to you guys there.”

Alex Black
Technical Lead, Automation, Technicolor

99.986%

Uptime in production

What Platform9 delivered in 2½ days for our Kubernetes solution, would have taken us weeks to build using another vendor solution from a large vendor”

David Grainger
Digital Platform Manager, Kingfisher PLC

+10x

Improvement in Time to Market

Platform9 allowed us to create private clouds across 12 regions, deploy HPC apps, increase dev productivity and enhance utilization…all at significantly low costs.”

Sanjay Abhyankar
IT Director Private Cloud, Cadence

+88%

Data Center cost savings

Juniper Networks

To get our products to market quickly, the last thing we needed to worry about was running Kubernetes 24×7, managed, maintained, and upgraded. Platform9 solved that problem for us with their SLA-backed managed service.”

Ravi Ravichandran
VP Cloud Platform Engineering and Devops

+4x

Improvement in Time to Market

Technicolor

Platform9 has made the upgrade process incredibly simple. You are, in fact, a major step ahead of the competition, as far as I have interacted with the competition. I can say in the affirmative that you guys are a leading competitor in this space. Hats off to you guys there.”

Alex Black
Technical Lead, Automation, Technicolor

99.986%

Uptime in production

Kingfisher

What Platform9 delivered in 2½ days for our Kubernetes solution, would have taken us weeks to build using another vendor solution from a large vendor”

David Grainger
Digital Platform Manager, Kingfisher PLC

+10x

Improvement in Time to Market

Cadence

Platform9 allowed us to create private clouds across 12 regions, deploy HPC apps, increase dev productivity and enhance utilization…all at significantly low costs.”

Sanjay Abhyankar
IT Director Private Cloud, Cadence

+88%

Data Center cost savings

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