Bich, Madhura, Roopak and Sirish met and worked together on several pioneering virtualization products, from the early 2000s. By 2013, they were inspired by the agility that developers gained by using public clouds; but challenged the assumption that this agility could only be achieved by limiting enterprises to a walled garden.
As they explored ways to deliver a more open cloud experience, they studied emerging open-source work in the infrastructure space, including Apache CloudStack, OpenStack, the lxc project and Kubernetes.
Their hypothesis was that open-source ecosystems would grow to offer a broad range of offerings, but that enterprises needed a simpler and easier way to operationalize them.
That led to the creation of Platform9 to democratize cloud computing, built on three principles:
We are a diverse, global team, united in our passion to make open, distributed cloud computing ubiquitous.
We take pride in setting our customers up for success. We love what we do and are excited about the impact we have on our customers’ challenges.
We are an open minded, accommodating, thoughtful and fun loving team.
We are in this for the long haul. Building a global, distributed cloud service is an ambitious goal. We are committed to investing whatever it takes to make this dream a reality.
These values represent who we are, at our best. We seek to live up to these values every day. We focus on doing what’s right for our customers and employees.
Platform9 was founded to bring Open Source technologies in an easy consumable service to the market. Open Source offers flexibility, extensibility and avoids lock-in.
Over the years we have proudly contributed to many open source projects and have been a part of Cloud Native Computing Foundation, OpenInfra foundation, Magma Core and LF Edge.
Platform9’s Distributed Cloud Service offers and leverages a variety of Open Source services in the cloud native ecosystem.
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