Platform9 Develops a Self Service Private Cloud for VMware vSphere

By CIOReview | Friday, August 28, 2015

SUNNYVALE, CA: Platform9, private cloud company, announces the launch of Managed OpenStack for VMware vSphere environments. Being a SaaS solution, it presents VMware infrastructure a self-service private cloud platform integrated with Amazon Web Service (AWS) interface.

The Platform9 Managed OpenStack provides IT a quick to deploy OpenStack private cloud that supports ongoing operation like monitoring, troubleshooting and updates for  the same. 

This Platform is compatible with VMware vSphere environments where VMware Virtual Appliance is integrated with OpenStack controller service with vSphere resource. The Virtual Appliance utilizes vSphere API’s and operates through OpenStack control plane or directly through vSphere.

"Platform9 has been a very easy and non-disruptive path for us to enable self-service provisioning and API driven automation with our existing VMware resources," says Ray Lovett, Sr. Network Architect at the Richards Group, a branding and full service advertising agency. 

With Self Service Automation, Platform9 Managed OpenStack made it easy for developers by implementing self service which accelerated their workflows. It also provides options for users to operate either through OpenStack or vSphere as they are interoperable with each other.

OpenStack APIs not only reduce reliance on proprietary ecosystem but also accelerate the API driven infrastructure automation and grip on the existing opensource integration. Customers can also separate the private cloud platform from Virtualization platform and retain the flexibility to deploy new platform while maintaining workflow and management interface.

Since the solution is fully compatible with both legacy VLAN-based networks as well as software-defined-networks, customers can use Platform9 with any storage and network implementation.

"Platform9's mission is to make private clouds easy to deploy and manage for the enterprise. By fully supporting VMware vSphere, we are enabling every VMware customer to instantly derive greater value and infrastructure agility from existing virtualized infrastructure," says Sirish Raghuram, Co-founder and CEO of Platform9.