Platform9 Continues to Be Recognized for Its Innovation, Named to the Virtualization 50

Sunnyvale, CA – May 12, 2015 – Platform9, the company making private clouds easy, today announced that it has been named to The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN® Virtualization 50. The annual list recognizes channel-friendly companies that provide some of the most innovative virtualization technology available. Other companies named to the Virtualization 50 include CoreOS, Docker, Microsoft, Nutanix, Palo Alto Networks, Red Hat and VMware.

“Virtualization is one of the hottest segments of the IT industry. As virtualization adoption continues to flourish, our Virtualization 50 list serves as a valuable resource in the purchasing process,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “These virtualization vendors definitely deserve to be on the channel’s radar. We congratulate the winners and look forward to their continued success.”

Selected by CRN editors, the 2015 CRN Virtualization 50 highlights vendors that are addressing a growing market need for state-of-the-art virtualization solutions. Building virtualized environments is the first step in taking customers to the cloud. Selecting the right virtualization tools puts solution providers on the path toward successfully building virtualized environments that solve customers’ problems. The list aims to help solution providers identify and evaluate virtualization technology vendors and programs that will enable them to grow their business.

Platform9 breaks the complexity barrier for private clouds with the first SaaS OpenStack solution for enterprise infrastructure. The solution transforms an organization’s existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service private cloud within minutes — enabling organizations small or large to run their private clouds efficiently, at scale, while leveraging latest open source innovations.

“We’re honored to be named to the Virtualization 50,” said Sirish Raghuram, co-founder and CEO of Platform9. “Platform9’s mission is to transform the private cloud computing experience, and we’re thrilled with the interest and customer traction we’ve received since announcing general availability in January.”

This is the sixth major accolade for Platform9. The company received a Best of VMworld award, was selected as an MIT CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase finalist, was named the coolest virtualization startup of 2014 by CRN and was named one of the top 10 virtualization startups to watch in 2015 by TechTarget SearchServerVirtualization. The company’s SaaS solution was named one of 10 virtualization products making data centers more efficient.

About Platform9

Platform9’s mission is to make private clouds easy for organizations of any scale. The company’s service transforms an organization’s existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service on-premise cloud within minutes, enabling organizations small or large to run their private clouds efficiently, at scale, while leveraging the latest open source innovations. Powered by OpenStack, the service is the industry’s first 100% cloud-managed platform for KVM, VMware vSphere and Docker. Founded in 2013 by a team of early VMware engineers, Platform9 is backed by Menlo Ventures and Redpoint Ventures and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit: http://www.platform9.com, or follow Platform9 on Twitter @platform9sys.

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Matt Coolidge
Bateman Group PR for Platform9
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