Platform9 Named One of the Coolest Cloud Startups of 2015
Sunnyvale, CA – July 27, 2015 – Platform9, the company making private clouds easy, today announced that it has been named one of the 10 coolest cloud startups of 2015 so far for “doing innovative, exciting things with technologies at the cutting edge of the modern data center that are changing the landscape of cloud computing.”
This is the seventh major accolade for Platform9 since it emerged from stealth less than a year ago. The company was named the coolest virtualization startup of 2014, a top 10 virtualization startup to watch in 2015, a Virtualization 50 and an MIT CIO Symposium Innovation Showcase finalist. The company also received a Best of VMworld award, and the company’s SaaS solution was named one of 10 virtualization products making data centers more efficient.
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 one of the coolest cloud startups,” 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.”
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. Follow Platform9 on Twitter@platform9sys.
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