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About Platform9 Systems, Inc

Platform9's mission is to make private clouds easy for organizations of any scale. The company's OpenStack powered SaaS solution transforms servers running KVM, VMware vSphere or Docker into an AWS-like private cloud in minutes.

Platform9 Systems, Inc Commitment

Platform9 is broadening OpenStack's install base with its simple SaaS solution, better integration with existing customer environments and enhanced support for VMware vSphere and Docker. Platform9 is also supporting OpenStack's DefCore initiative.

Platform9 Managed OpenStack

Platform9’s open source-as-a-service model delivers OpenStack and Kubernetes as SaaS, giving customers a fast and easy to run hybrid clouds across any infrastructure and achieve instant time to value with enterprise scale.


This product uses OpenStack's Ironic Bare Metal service. Ironic allows users to manage bare metal infrastructure like they would virtual machines and provides ideal infrastructure to run container orchestration frameworks like Kubernetes to optimize performance.

OpenStack Services Enabled

Service Release API Coverage
Application Catalog API Pike (Murano v1.0)
Bare Metal Provisioning Service Newton (Ironic ) N/A
Block Storage API & Extensions Pike (Cinder v3.0)
Compute Service API & Extensions Newton (Nova v2.1)
Dashboard Pike (Horizon ) N/A
DNS service API Queens (Designate v2)
Identity service API & Extensions Pike (Keystone v3 extensions)
Image service API Pike (Glance v2.5)
Metering & Data Collection Service API Pike (Ceilometer v2.0)
Networking API & Extensions Pike (Neutron v2.0 extensions)
Orchestration API Pike (Heat v1.0)

Other Details

Hardware Specifications

The solution is hardware agnostic and works with a wide variety of existing and new hardware solutions. Enterprise customers and service providers are using the solution in production with converged infrastructure (VCE, Flexpod), hyper-converged solutions (Nutanix, Simplivity), rack-servers with or without shared storage (HPE, Dell, Cisco, Lenovo, others) and white-box (ODM) infrastructure.

In addition, Platform9's solution includes Omni, the big-tent project that enables OpenStack to provide a single pane hybrid cloud solution spanning Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Support for Azure is planned for Summer 2017.

Vendor Managed Upgrades


Pricing Models

Pricing is on a subscription basis (3-year or 1-year contracts) based on scale of infrastructure being managed (# physical CPU sockets or public cloud VCPUs).

Published SLAs

99.9% uptime outside of planned maintenance activities
Platform9 managed upgrades (zero touch for customers) every 6 weeks, including an update to the latest OpenStack release every April.

Supported Hypervisors

KVM ESXi Docker

Supported Guests

Windows Linux

Regions where support is offered

South America
Central America
North America
Middle East
Asia Pacific


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