Platform9 Joins OpenStack Marketplace for Remotely Managed Private Cloud

CBRE, Clear Captions, bit.ly and BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota rely on Platform9’s OpenStack as-a-service offering

OPENSTACK SUMMIT BOSTON — May 8, 2017 — Platform9, the open-source-as-a-service company making cloud infrastructure easy, today announced that it will now be available in the OpenStack Marketplace’s new category for Remotely Managed Private Cloud. Announced today, the new category features vendors in the OpenStack Marketplace who offer remotely managed private cloud solutions powered by OpenStack.

Platform9’s OpenStack-as-a-service offering enables customers to get up and running with an OpenStack cloud within minutes, and saves time and resources by managing the infrastructure build and deployment process. Platform9 oversees the entire OpenStack lifecycle, with 24/7 health monitoring, alerting, troubleshooting and upgrades, freeing up time for developers to focus on solving core business problems. Enterprise customers of all sizes now have greater access to the efficiency and reliability of OpenStack remotely managed private cloud.

“With OpenStack traction evolving from early adopters to mainstream enterprise, there is an increasing need for a fast, easy and predictable model to run OpenStack,” said Sirish Raghuram, chief executive officer at Platform9. “As evidenced by marquee recent customer wins Platform9 is announcing today based on our OpenStack-as-a-service offering, remotely managed OpenStack is the right approach by the foundation to further accelerate mainstream OpenStack adoption.”

The OpenStack Marketplace allows users to research and compare products and services from the OpenStack ecosystem, according to criteria such as interoperability tests, API versions, regional availability and hardware requirements.

Whether on-premises, hosted in the service provider’s data center, or across public clouds, PCaaS means that the vendor is responsible for architecting, monitoring, patching and upgrading the OpenStack infrastructure. In turn, enterprises do not have to hire a team to manage the infrastructure behind their firewall. At the same time, they benefit from OpenStack’s open APIs and competitive ecosystem, and experience significant cost savings versus traditional infrastructure. Users can even achieve substantial savings over public cloud as scale increases and workloads stabilize.

More than 50 customers rely on Platform9’s remotely managed OpenStack, including CBRE, Clear Captions, bit.ly and BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota. This announcement comes on the heels of significant momentum for Platform9, including the recent launch of hybrid cloud-as-a-service for the OpenStack community, general availability of Managed Kubernetes, and Fission, the open source, serverless framework built on Kubernetes.

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About Platform9

Platform9 provides open source-as-a-service for enterprises that need faster and easier ways to manage cloud infrastructure across multiple platforms. Unlike do-it-yourself or legacy solutions, Platform9 delivers best-of-breed cloud infrastructure like OpenStack and Kubernetes as SaaS-managed solutions to reduce cost and time to value, all while avoiding being locked into a single vendor ecosystem. Platform9 helps DevOps and IT teams focus on solving core business problems while automating much of the set-up and management process on the back end. It has enabled customers like Box, Blue Cross Blue Shield and PlayStation to realize a greater than 99 percent success rate with OpenStack projects. 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 www.platform9.com.

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Bateman Group for Platform9

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