QNAP and Platform9 Join Forces to Provide a Hybrid Cloud Solution with OpenStack

Taipei, Taiwan – December 12, 2016 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the integration of QNAP NAS and Platform9, the open source-as-a-service company making cloud infrastructure easy, to provide a powerful hybrid cloud solution that is remarkably easy to deploy and use across OpenStack environments. Platform9’s managed OpenStack solution enables OpenStack users to use QNAP NAS for compact, highly-reliable on-premises data storage.

“Enterprises are increasingly realizing the business value of OpenStack for managing production workloads, particularly in hybrid cloud environments,” said Adam Ulfers, VP of Sales at Platform9. “Our integration with QNAP allows us to better meet the demand of a fast-growing global market for OpenStack-as-a-service offerings to better manage cloud infrastructure.”

“The release of the QNAP and Platform9 joint solution is very exciting! While deploying, managing, and updating pure OpenStack environments can be difficult and time-consuming, the integration of the QNAP Cinder driver in Platform9’s OpenStack-as-a-service provides a simple way to deploy OpenStack for production environments,” said Meiji Chang, General Manager of QNAP. “Businesses can keep their data on-premises on QNAP storage, and use Platform9 to seamlessly manage their infrastructure.”

Platform9 for OpenStack management platform

With its flexibility, security and reduced costs, businesses are increasingly adopting OpenStack for their IT infrastructure to implement hybrid cloud deployments. Platform9’s OpenStack-as-a-service solution provides simple, open, and enterprise-ready services to enable instant deployment of OpenStack environments. Now, businesses can easily configure QNAP NAS as block storage supporting their OpenStack environment.

QNAP NAS as OpenStack storage

With the QNAP Cinder driver (which is fully integrated in Platform9) users can easily add the Block Storage Role on some of their compute nodes from the Platform9 management interface without needing to manually install the driver. Besides the streamlined deployment process, the Compute Nodes can utilize the space on QNAP’s Enterprise ZFS NAS (an enterprise-grade storage providing active-active High Availability, snapshots, data deduplication and compression) and QNAP’s business-class NAS series for powerful and feature-rich storage solutions.

Supported QNAP NAS models

Enterprise ZFS NAS and TES-x85U series are configurable for Platform9’s OpenStack-based private cloud solution. Learn more at https://www.qnap.com/solution/qnap-platform9/en/.

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 in to 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.

About QNAP

QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation. More information is at www.qnap.com.

QNAP Media Contact

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Bateman Group
(347) 599-9631

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