Platform9 Wins CRN 2017 Tech Innovator Award

Platform9’s Managed Kubernetes Takes Top Honors in the 2017 Container Technology Category

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — November 13, 2017 — Platform9, the next-generation open cloud company, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, recognized Platform9 Managed Kubernetes with a 2017 CRN Tech Innovator Award in the Container Technology category. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software or services that have helped to move the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2017 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 216 products across 32 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges.

“This recognition is a testament to our team’s hard work bringing Managed Kubernetes to market this year to meet a real industry demand,” said Sirish Raghuram, CEO of Platform9. “Our goal is to is to provide enterprises and equip VARs with the latest and best cloud solutions that are efficient and cost effective. Managed Kubernetes is an enterprise-ready hybrid cloud solution that accelerates an enterprise’s journey to adopt containers — it’s easy to sell, takes minutes to deploy, requires no ongoing maintenance and has 24/7 support from Platform9’s customer service teams.”

As part of the Platform9 Cloud Partner Program, Platform9 Managed Kubernetes enables enterprises to realize their vision of multi-cloud, working across public clouds and on-premises server infrastructure. Platform9 Managed Kubernetes helps businesses overcome the adoption hurdles currently associated with Kubernetes by abstracting away much of the configuration and management process — and is the industry’s only solution capable of doing so across any cloud or on-premises infrastructure.

“The vendors and products on CRN’s Tech Innovator list represent some of the most creative and forward-thinking achievements yet seen in the IT channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We are honored to celebrate their ingenuity and the growth they are driving across the industry, from increased worker productivity and sales to expanded solutions for complex problems and trailblazing innovation.”

“We recently helped a major enterprise in the Pacific Northwest evaluate and choose a Kubernetes based hybrid cloud platform for cloud-native workloads”, said Sean McGrath, vice president of technology at InterVision. “Platform9’s Managed Kubernetes won amongst a field of strong Kubernetes solutions, because of its ease of deployment, minimal need for ongoing maintenance, while offering all a pure play, open-source Kubernetes experience.”

The Tech Innovator Awards will be featured in the December issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

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About Platform9

Platform9 delivers the next-generation open cloud for enterprises to deploy, monitor and maintain hybrid clouds across multiple platforms. Platform9 provides cloud infrastructure like OpenStack and Kubernetes as SaaS-managed solutions, along with the serverless project, Fission, to customers such as Cadence Design, Autodesk, Splunk and EBSCO, enabling speed and scale without being locked into a single vendor ecosystem. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and is backed by Redpoint Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Canvas Ventures and HPE. For more information, visit

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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