Platform9 Launches Managed OpenStack for vSphere
Platform9, a private cloud management solution vendor, released Managed OpenStack for vSphere this week, as the company looks to provide vSphere users with a simpler way to implement OpenStack into their private cloud environments.
Platform9, a private cloud management solution vendor, released Managed OpenStack for vSphere this week, as the company looks to provide VMware (VMW) vSphere users with a simpler way to implement OpenStack into their private cloud environments.
The SaaS solution is being billed as a remedy for customers who want to boost their infrastructure agility but lack the deep knowledge of traditional OpenStack needed to integrate these capabilities into their environments. Managed OpenStack for vSphere takes many of the capabilities suited for vSphere environments and places them in a VMware-specific virtual appliance with ongoing operational support, according to the announcement.
“By fully supporting VMware vSphere, we are enabling every VMware customer to instantly derive greater value and infrastructure agility from existing virtualized infrastructure,” said Sirish Raghuram, co-founder and CEO of Platform9, in a statement. ” Platform9 Managed OpenStack is 100 percent interoperable with VMware vSphere, allowing customers to integrate OpenStack and vSphere seamlessly.”
Platform9’s virtual appliance uses vSphere APIs and is fully compatible with vSphere, allowing operators to perform tasks either in the OpenStack control plane or through vSphere, according to the company. Managed OpenStack for vSphere also supports OpenStack APIs as well as KVM environments and vSphere virtualization. Docker support is expected in the future, although a specific release date was not mentioned.
Finally, customers can on-board Platform9 with any vSphere compatible storage and network implementation, including legacy VLAN-based networks and software-defined networks.
Platform9 Managed OpenStack is available in two flavors, with a lite tier offering for small deployments and an enterprise tier for customers looking for more advanced features and support. A free trial is available for those who wish to try before they buy.
The launch of Platform9 Managed OpenStack follows the conclusion of a seven-month beta program for vSphere customers. The solution will be on display later this month at VMworld in San Francisco.
In other Platform9 news, the company also announced it raised an additional $10 million in Series B funding this week, bringing the total to $14.5 million. The company said it plans to use the money to accelerate its product roadmap.