Platform9 was founded in with a clear mission:
To enable Freedom in Cloud Computing, by delivering the experience of public cloud on any infrastructure, for any enterprise, at any scale.

Our founders – all early VMware engineers – recognized the complexity and costs confronting enterprise Ops and Development teams, as they need to run their applications at scale, across a distributed infrastructure footprint – including public clouds, data centers, and, in recent years, at thousands of edge locations.

Platform9 was founded with the vision that by applying a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) approach to the delivery of Open Source frameworks, you can experience the simplicity of public clouds, while having the freedom to utilize infrastructure anywhere. To support this vision, we created the industry’s first SaaS managed hybrid cloud platform, that runs as a service, and enables you to remotely manage your infrastructure and applications, anywhere.

We provide enterprises with the same experience of the public cloud, but while leveraging a diverse pool of infrastructure: on-premises, in multiple public clouds, or at the edge. Our Managed Kubernetes, Managed Virtualization and Managed Bare Metal products enable you to create a complete stack that can be deployed or redeployed with the simplicity of a few commands. Simply plug-in your different environments to our management plane, and let us do the rest.

Our fully managed service is backed by a 24x7x365 SLA. It eliminates operational complexity and provides all enterprise-grade capabilities (upgrades, HA, scaling, monitoring, etc.) for managing your applications running as containers or VMs.



2017 CRN Tech Innovator Award

Big50 2017 Startup Report

CRN Top 10 Emerging Cloud Vendors 2016

Gartner Cool Vendor

Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Management 2016

10 Cloud Companies Worth Your Attention

MIT CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase Finalist

The 10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2015

Top 10 virtualization startups you’ll hear about in 2015

The 10 Coolest Cloud Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

2015 Virtualization 50

15 Cool Cloud Companies And Their Even Cooler Products

One of 10 virtualization products that are making data centers more efficient

Best of VMworld – Finalist in New Technology Category

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the story behind Platform9?

Our founding team helped build out the virtualization phenomenon, but almost every major customer we worked with was struggling with managing their virtualized infrastructure. In a world where private clouds have to compete with public clouds on efficiency and agility, we think that existing solutions don’t measure up.

We chose the name Platform9 for our company because once you realize that the management plane for distributed clouds can be decoupled from the physical server infrastructure, it opens up the possibility for a dramatically better user experience.

A lot like Platform 9 3/4 in Harry Potter!

How does Platform9 leverage open source technology such as Kubernetes?

At Platform9, we are committed to open source technology as a strategic core architecture that’s at the heart of everything we do.

We fundamentally believe that open source is where innovation happens in modern software development and IT operations. Open source is the future, and we’re here to build on it, work with the community to enhance it, and make it easier to consume by providing it as a service — so that we’re all able to deliver applications and IT services in a more streamlined, cost-effective and scalable way. Together.

What are the major differences between Platform9 and other managed hybrid cloud solutions?

Platform9’s key differentiation is that we provide the industry’s only SaaS-managed hybrid cloud, powered by Kubernetes, that’s infrastructure agnostic and SLA-backed. We provide enterprises with the same experience of the public cloud on their own infrastructure (on-prem, or in the cloud.) Our fully managed service eliminates operational complexity, with all enterprise-grade capabilities (upgrades, HA, scaling, monitoring, etc.) for managing your applications running as containers or VMs on Kubernetes, backed by a 24x7x365 SLA.

How does one get started with Platform9?

It’s easy and only takes minutes. You can sign up for your free Managed Kubernetes account here.

What about security? Does Platform9 call into my network?

Security is a big part of our Software-as-a-Service platform architecture. Platform9 integrates with your infrastructure on-premises via a set of software agents that once you download and install on your server infrastructure then make an outbound connection to the cloud hosted management plane. Platform9 only works with metadata that is received via secured outbound communication. We’d love to share more, please contact us for our security white paper.

What APIs does Platform9 expose?

Platform9 exposes all functionality via Kubernetes and REST APIs. For more details, please visit

Is my data shared with other customers?

No. Customers get dedicated accounts that are strictly partitioned, no data is shared amongst these accounts.

How does Platform9 upgrade users to the latest Kubernetes Release?

Upgrading to the latest upstream release is seamless with Platform9’s zero-touch upgrade process and happens without any interruptions to your operations.

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