Compared to Red Hat OpenShift, Platform9 is simpler to use without lock-in and operational complexity.

Platform9 Overview

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Enterprises like CommTech choose Platform9 over OpenShift because it:

#1

Is a fully-managed Kubernetes-as-a-Service (KaaS) that eliminates Day-2 operational burden backed by 99.9% uptime SLA.

#2

Reduces lock-in by using upstream Kubernetes and open Linux tools.

#3

Is simpler and faster: Platform9 deploys on the infrastructure of your choice in minutes.

1: Platform9 KaaS manages complex k8s operations

Unlike Red Hat OpenShift which is a packaged Kubernetes distribution, Platform9 is fully managed KaaS. It doesn’t require professional services or complex packaged software implementations. It offloads Day-2 operations by maintaining high availability, upgrades, security patches, monitoring, and alerts with a mature management plane. From deep infrastructure integrations to ensuring performance with a 99.9% SLA, we have your back with a team of 100% CKA experts.

Proven Expertise

  • 100% customer satisfaction
  • 100% certified Kubernetes architects (CKA) and support staff
  • 150 person-years experience developing the IP for the SaaS management plane

Mature Product

  • PMK has been GA since 2017
  • 6000 nodes under management across enterprises, 5G operators, and retail customers with an NPS score of 71.
  • Enterprises such as Juniper Networks, RedFin, Snapfish, Commtech, and Kingfisher rely on Platform9 for their mission-critical apps.

2: Platform9 runs on any infrastructure thus reducing lock-in

Openshift has proprietary/wrapper API’s impacting application portability. OpenShift runs only on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Platform9 uses pure upstream Kubernetes and works out of the box in a wide range of public and private environments. You can import existing public-cloud Kubernetes clusters and ensure consistent operations and policies across all of your environments. Using our bare-metal orchestration, you can easily deploy and manage Kubernetes on bare metal to run faster and avoid hypervisor tax.

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On-prem VMs

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RHEL

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AWS

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Azure

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Edge

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EKS

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GKE

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AKS

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Ubuntu

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CentOS

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Bare Metal

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3: Platform9 is simpler and faster

  • With OpenShift, implementation times can last weeks using internal staff or be prohibitively expensive using professional services.
  • For ongoing operations, you will need to hire and retain in-house Kubernetes experts.
  • With Platform9, you can deploy virtually any infrastructure in just 10 minutes. 
  • Our KaaS pricing plans start as low as $160/node. Just plug in your infrastructure and let us handle the rest.

Platform9 Named A Representative Vendor in
2021 Gartner Market Guide for Container Management

The report cites “The growth of the enterprise container management market will be influenced by the growth of net new application development and application modernization efforts. These efforts are leveraging containers to enable agility and speed of application development pipelines. Container adoption will increase at a rapid pace during the next few years. Gartner client interactions and event surveys continually show a high level of interest in container technology, with an associated rise in production deployments.”

Gartner
“To get our products to market quickly, the last thing we needed to worry about was running Kubernetes 24x7, managed, maintained, and upgraded. Platform9 solved that problem for us with their SLA-backed managed service.""
- Ravi Ramachanran, VP Cloud platform engineering, Cloud Operations & Devops Juniper Networks
Enterprise Kubernetes Solutions Comparing Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK) and Red Hat OpenShift

Read a detailed comparison between Platform9 and Red Hat OpenShift

This guide explains operational complexity and lock-in and provides a detailed comparison:

  • Provisioning of Kubernetes Clusters
  • High Availability and Healing
  • Deployment Models Supported
  • Prerequisites and Operating System Requirements
  • Monitoring and Operations Management
  • Multi-Cluster Management
  • And more!

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