Platform9 looks to bring OpenStack features to the Enterprise

Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Cloud | 0 comments

A new company is coming out of stealth today and is called Platform9. Platform9 is the creation of several of the earlier engineers from VMware. This team had their hands in creating the great features that enterprises use everyday. Their new project is set to bring OpenStack features and functionality to Enterprises without all the challenges.

Platform9 is a SaaS based management platform that offers OpenStack API compatibility. The product is built on OpenStack with custom management interfaces. The team is starting out with KVM support out of the gate and VMware vSphere coming later this year. Think of it as a cloud management layer in the cloud to manage your on-site resources.

Below is a few highlights from the press release that can be read in full here.

Platform9 is the easiest way for enterprises to implement a private cloud, with intelligent, self-service provisioning of workloads onto their computing infrastructure.
  • 100% Cloud Managed: Platform9’s cloud-based model means that there is no complex management software to setup, monitor and upgrade, thus simplifying the operational experience.
  • Single Pane of Glass: Platform9 offers unified management across diverse environments – Docker, KVM and VMware vSphere – across datacenters and geographies.
  • Based on OpenStack: Platform9 customers get the best of OpenStack with 100% API compatibility.


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About Brian Suhr

Brian is a VCDX5-DCV and a Sr. Tech Marketing Engineer at Nutanix and owner of this website. He is active in the VMware community and helps lead the Chicago VMUG group. Specializing in VDI and Cloud project designs. Awarded VMware vExpert status 6 years for 2016 - 2011. VCP3, VCP5, VCP5-Iaas, VCP-Cloud, VCAP-DTD, VCAP5-DCD, VCAP5-DCA, VCA-DT, VCP5-DT, Cisco UCS Design

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