Open source solutions have taken over the industry. While some solutions providers are already comfortable in this space, many are still trying to get their arms around it. Platform9 makes open-source cloud frameworks easy for partners to monetize quickly. By providing our offerings as a fully managed service (complete with financially-backed SLA for uptime) our partners are able to rapidly respond to customer requests for help around OpenStack, Kubernetes and Serverless projects without having to spend a lot of time ramping up on a new technology. In addition to enabling your customer to use existing infrastructure in a more efficient manner, our offering can also create demand for additional hardware and services drag including cloud optimization studies, cloud migrations, operating system, hypervisor upgrades as well as hardware managed services.
For those consulting partners already heavily engaged in the DevOps and Application Development arena, we provide an option for those customers who request a solution they don’t have to manage on their own after the Consultant leaves. Platform9’s fully-managed platform is the perfect solution. In these cases there is still a need for assistance from Partners/Consultants with things such as application refactoring, DevOps blueprint creation as well as CI/CD pipeline consulting as examples. (Referral partnerships are also available).