As many of you know, I recently joined a company called Platform9 as their Director of Technical Marketing. Our mission is to make private clouds easy for any enterprise at any scale. This means creating a solution that provide some important benefits for our customers including:
- A private cloud that is not only simple to deploy but simple to manage. At Platform9, we decided that the best way we could make that a reality for customers is to remove the burden of deploying and managing their cloud management system, including tasks such as monitoring, scaling, backups, upgrades, etc.. We achieve that by delivering cloud management-as-a-Service delivered via a unique SaaS model.
- A private cloud that enables customers to leverage their existing assets aka. brownfield, including infrastructure, skillsets, and processes. This is in contrast to most cloud solutions that require new greenfield environment. Platform9 integrates with and allows customers to bring over their existing KVM and VMware vSphere deployments.
- A private cloud that also enables customers to rapidly and easily consume new technologies, such as Linux containers, while using a standard interface and API set. That is the primary reason Platform9 chose to standardize on OpenStack as our underlying cloud management platform. We believe OpenStack offers the de facto API standard for private clouds and has a flexible plugin architecture that allows new technologies to be easily integrated to the platform.
I recently published my first official Platform9 blog post. I invite you to read that post to understand more about the architecture behind our managed OpenStack solution. As always, your feedback is welcomed.