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September 1, 2015

Fierce DevOps Platform9 hopes to break barriers in OpenStack adoption

Platform9 is showing off its Managed OpenStack for VMware vSphere offering this week at VMworld. The Software-as-a-Service offering is now in general availability and promises public cloud-like agile, self-service provisioning, but in a private cloud.

August 31, 2015

The Register SolidFire’s flash boxes pull into Platform9

Has the OpenStack loco got enough of a head of steam to leave the station? No one knows yet, but here is more evidence of suppliers rushing to support it: SolidFire’s all-flash arrays can be integrated into Platform9’s Managed OpenStack OSaaS – OpenStack-as-a-Service – offering.

August 31, 2015

VMblog Platform9 and SolidFire Deliver Drastically Simplified OpenStack Experience With Guaranteed

Platform9, the company making private clouds easy, and SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that they have partnered to seamlessly integrate SolidFire’s all-flash scale-out storage systems with Platform9’s OpenStack-as-a-service solution.

August 31, 2015

WHIR Hosting SolidFire Integrates Storage with Platform9 Managed OpenStack

Private cloud provider Platform9 has announced general availability of its ManagedOpenStack Cinder integration, allowing customers to use the storage subsystem of their choice in their KVM or vSphere-powered private clouds. As part of this launch, Platform9 announced on Monday that the first storage partner to be certified with Platform9 is SolidFire.

August 27, 2015

Eigen Magic HowTo: Platform9 + Ravello + VMware

RavelloSystems provides a cloud-based platform for spinning up a test-lab quickly and easily, and it supports VMware’s vSphere/ESXi hypervisor through nested hypervisors (running ESXi on a Google or AWS compute instance).

August 26, 2015

Daily Cloud Could Platform9 Give OpenStack the Kick-Start It Needs?

In recent years, open source cloud software OpenStack has been its own worst enemy. While tech leaders like Cisco and Intel have invested millions of dollars in it, and telecom providers have bought it to offer to the cloud customers they dream of acquiring, the enterprise market has mostly shunned the platform.

August 22, 2015

TechRepublic Platform9 simplifies the challenge of running OpenStack on VMware infrastructure

VMware has proved to be the only OpenStack vendor focused on making the deployment of OpenStack on top of VMware infrastructure simpler. VMware Integrated OpenStack (VIO) was introduced at VMworld 2014, though it winded up being a non-starter for most VMware environments because it required VMware vSphere Enterprise Plus licensing and VMware NSX.

August 20, 2015

The Var Guy Platform9 Launches Managed OpenStack for vSphere

Platform9, a private cloud management solution vendor, released Managed OpenStack for vSphere this week, as the company looks to provide VMware (VMW) vSphere users with a simpler way to implement OpenStack into their private cloud environments.

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