Platform9 Unveils New Capabilities for Its Freedom, Growth and Enterprise Managed Kubernetes Solutions
Platform9, the first company to provide open-source SaaS (News - Alert) managed solutions for private and edge clouds including Kubernetes and OpenStack, today announced key additional building blocks in delivering the next generation SaaS managed Kubernetes experience.
New features include the industry's first managed Calico networking with API access, an application wizard for automated deployment of bare-metal Kubernetes clusters, and enhanced cluster monitoring and observability that provide better insights into all aspects of cluster behavior. All of these features are now available, including support for Kubernetes release 1.17, for all Platform9 customers of the Freedom, Growth and Enterprise plans.
"Our latest platform release provides an even more efficient and streamlined SaaS managed Kubernetes experience for container application management with no operational burden," said Madhura Maskasky, Platform9 co-founder and VP of Product. "Significant additions in this release continue to transform Kubernetes environments through a managed platform that offers ease-of-use, elimination of operational complexity, and infrastructure flexibility."
Platform9 is currently seeing unprecedented demand for its fully managed Kubernetes solutions as more organizations transition to and expand their Kubernetes initiatives. In just over three months since the launch of the Freedom plan -- the industry's only fully-managed free multi-cloud/on-premises Kubernetes service -- the company has more than 1600 signups and over 100 Clusters spanning AWS, Azure, and bare-metal OS environments. The team has found that large enterprise customers have been test-driving the Freedom Tier solution entirely on their own before making critical purchasing decisions.
The Platform9 managed Kubernetes solution has provided immediate benefits in simplifying Day 2 operations, accelerating deployment of open-source innovations, and significantly lowering operational costs," said Ravi Ravichandran, Juniper Networks (News - Alert), VP Cloud platform and DevOps.
Highlights of the new Storage, Calico CNI, and extended Kubernetes support include:
"Kubernetes and cloud-native computing in general are changing the game for enterprise infrastructure, and Platform9 reduces the complexities of manageability and deployment, and provides operational ease of use," explained Jason Bloomberg, founder and president of analyst firm Intellyx. "Platform9's outsourced control plane and SaaS management model deliver on the promise of the Kubernetes platform."
Cluster management and monitoring enhancements include:
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Platform9 provides open-source SaaS managed solutions for private and edge clouds, including Kubernetes and OpenStack. With a mission to enable freedom in cloud computing, the company's solutions are both easy to operate and scale, while supporting broad cloud capabilities that run on any infrastructure. The company's SaaS management model has been proven to eliminate management complexity and costs through automated cluster upgrades, security patches, and fully-managed monitoring and troubleshooting across multiple points of presence, edge sites, and data centers with guaranteed SLAs. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Platform9 clients include enterprises such as S&P Global, Kingfisher Retail, Cadence Design, Juniper Networks, and Autodesk (News - Alert).