Private Cloud Minus the Complexity

Deploy an OpenStack private cloud without an army of engineers on your payroll. OpenStack setup is easy with Platform9 Managed OpenStack.

Easy OpenStack Setup.

Platform9’s unique SaaS approach means you get your OpenStack private cloud operational within minutes using our deployment tools. With a few simple clicks, your Platform9 dashboard starts offering visibility into your infrastructure across compute, storage, network, and existing workloads — and your OpenStack cloud is live.

Step 1: Sign up and download host agent

Once you sign up, you get your own, dedicated OpenStack control plane. The control plane runs production-tuned OpenStack services based on OpenStack Liberty.

Next, you download the Platform9 host agent (available as a rpm/deb or vSphere virtual appliance) and install onto your server infrastructure. The agent connects to your OpenStack controller via HTTPS.

Step 2: Authorize servers

Authorizing servers is simple. Just select what roles these servers should be assigned:

Hypervisor: Can run virtual machine instances (Nova Compute)
Image Library: Can serve VM images to hypervisors (Glance)
Storage Endpoint: Can interface with block storage (Cinder)
Network Endpoint: Can interface with networks (Nova or Neutron)

Step 3: Import images, customize flavors

The Image Library can automatically discover your existing VM disk images from its storage backing. Or, you can import pre-configured images that are maintained by Platform9.

Now, review the VM flavors that are available out-of-the-box, and customize them to your environment. You can also use host aggregates to define tiers of resources using tags, and map them to specific flavors.

Step 4: Add users, go live!

The final step is to bring on self-service users and define tenant groups. Users can be assigned roles within each tenant. You can also control which tenants have access to which VM images, flavors and networks.

That’s it! You are now live in production with OpenStack, with Platform9 taking care of all ongoing maintenance and operations from here on.

Step 5: Get started now!

Request your free 30-day trial of Platform9 Managed OpenStack to see for yourself how easy it can be to stand up and run an OpenStack private cloud in your data center.

Easier Maintenance.

Easy setup is only half the story. Platform9 takes care of the entire OpenStack lifecycle—monitoring, maintenance, and upgrades—so you don’t have to.

Health Watch: Built-in Monitoring for OpenStack
Our internal telemetry monitors the health of all OpenStack software (control plane and data plane), so you don’t have to.

Built-in Troubleshooting
Platform9 takes care of troubleshooting issues for you when they arise, with unmatched resolution SLAs for private clouds.

Zero-Touch Upgrade
We do all the hard work of backing up your OpenStack controllers, rolling out the upgrade, validating it and committing the transaction.

Your favorite
platforms.

Because Platform9 supports multiple platforms, you can choose to leverage the technologies that work best for your organization.

VMware ESXi is generally regarded as the best hypervisor around. Platform9 has developed robust support in OpenStack for VMware vSphere, so you can leverage your existing investment while implementing a private cloud.

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With its low license cost and continuing development, KVM is increasingly popular. What’s more, Platform9 makes it really simple to use, so you don’t need Linux Ninjas on your team to benefit from KVM.

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By virtualizing at the process layer, Docker is very performant compared to traditional virtualization, while providing a lot of the same benefits. Platform9 Managed Kubernetes makes it easy to deploy Docker containers in production at scale.

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