Platform9 Named the Coolest Virtualization Startup of 2014

SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwired – Dec 23, 2014) – Platform9, a company with a fundamentally new approach to creating and managing private clouds, today announced that Computer Reseller News (CRN) has named it the coolest virtualization startup of 2014:

“Virtualization has had a beneficial impact on data centers for years, changing the way organizations run and manage their servers, desktops and infrastructure management,” said Kevin McLaughlin, Chief Investigative Reporter at CRN. “It’s probably the single most important technology that makes cloud computing possible; without it, the data center wouldn’t be nearly as dynamic and flexible as it is today.”

“We’re honored to be named the coolest virtualization startup of 2014,” 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 our early customer traction and market response.”

In August, Platform9 emerged from stealth and unveiled its OpenStack-based SaaS platform that transforms an organization’s existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service private cloud within minutes. Since then, Platform9 has received a Best of VMworld award from TechTarget and was named one of 10 virtualization products that are making data centers more efficient by CRN.

About Platform9
Platform9 is a private cloud company whose SaaS platform transforms an organization’s existing infrastructure into an agile, self-service private cloud within minutes, offering the simplicity of AWS-like public clouds with complete ownership of all resources and data. The platform is the 1st 100% cloud managed platform for Docker, KVM and VMware vSphere. Founded in 2013 by a team of early VMware engineers, Platform9 is backed by Redpoint Ventures and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit:, or follow Platform9 on Twitter @platform9sys.

Media and Analyst Contact:

Matt Coolidge
Bateman Group PR for Platform9


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