Platform9 was founded in 2013 with a clear mission:
to deliver the experience of the public cloud, on any infrastructure, for any enterprise, at any scale.

Our founders – all early VMware engineers – recognized the complexity and costs confronting enterprise IT teams needing AWS-like clouds within their own data centers. Leveraging decades of experience with virtualization, they founded Platform9 to provide the industry’s first hybrid cloud solution that just works out of the box.

We provide enterprises with the same experience of the public cloud on their own infrastructure: on-premises, in the cloud, or at the Edge. Our fully managed service eliminates operational complexity, with all enterprise-grade capabilities (upgrades, HA, scaling, monitoring, etc.) for managing VMs, Kubernetes or Serverless functions handled automatically and backed by a 24x7x365 SLA.

Platform9 delivers the leading open source cloud frameworks – Kubernetes, Fission Serverless, and OpenStack – as a SaaS-managed service. Simply plug-in your different environments to our technology automatically brings your diverse infrastructure under centralized management.


2017 CRN Tech Innovator Award

Big50 2017 Startup Report

CRN Top 10 Emerging Cloud Vendors 2016

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Gartner Cool Vendor in Cloud Management 2016

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MIT CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase Finalist

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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 hybrid 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, such as Kubernetes and OpenStack?

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 clouds or hybrid cloud solutions?

The platform’s key difference is that we provide the industry’s only SaaS-managed hybrid cloud, 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 VMs, Kubernetes or Serverless functions handled automatically and 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 Sandbox account here.

What about security? Does Platform9 call into my network?

Platform9 is designed to be the best private cloud experience possible and security is a big part of that. Platform9 never calls into your network and 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 OpenStack, 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 or OpenStack 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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