Platform9 Simplifies Cloud Infrastructure

At Tech Field Day, Platform9 presented on their unique cloud solution. Rich Stroffolino came away impressed. It’s essentially a service for easing the setup and maintenance of a private or hybrid cloud. This can make the deployment of OpenStack and Kubernetes done in a matter of minutes, with none of the maintenance headaches to worry about down the line.


On-Premises Serverless

Alastair Cooke looks at what is required to adopt serverless architecture in your data center. While services like AWS Lambda provide this for the public cloud, it isn’t as evident how to do this on-premises. Alastair breaks this down really clearly, essentially for serverless operation, you need to be able to quickly spin up and coordinate containers in response to external triggers. He quickly gives an overview of offerings from IBM and Iron.io that provide Functions as a Service. But Platform9 offers a managed serverless platform on top of an existing managed cloud environment. Their Fission solution (currently in alpha) essentially offers a managed serverless platform on top of the managed Kubernetes platform. This gives you the scale of Platform9 as a cloud provider, but you can have all of your containers on-premises. It’s a really interesting approach to the problem.


Manage hybrid cloud with Platform9 solution

Andrea Mauro takes a look at Platform9’s hybrid cloud management solution. He originally got a look at this during Tech Field Day earlier this month. With their SaaS management platform, you can go live with a private cloud OpenStack deployment in about five minutes. From their, Platform9’s support takes care of management across the entire deployment. It looks like a great way to avoid the common headaches often seen in the private cloud!


Back to Tech Field Day

Andrea Mauro is heading to Tech Field Day in Austin, coming up February 1st. He give a little context for his own involvements with past events, including some Virtualization Field Days and Tech Field Day Extras, but this is his first full Tech Field Day. He gives a rundown of his impressions of the presenting companies, but overall is excited to meet with other delegates, and to get into the technical deep dives. We’re excited to have Andrea coming to Austin, and can’t wait to hear his impressions of the presentations!


2017 Predictions, Prospects, and Prognostications

One of the best part of the New Year is the spate of predictions. Taylor Riggan has his own set, and they forecast a really interesting 2017 for enterprise IT. Taylor has some thoughts on where OpenStack, Hybrid Cloud, and Object Storage usage. He provides some really in-depth thoughts, so make sure you check it out!


The Power of Platform9: Managed Kubernetes

The Power of Platform9: Managed Kubernetes


Platform9 Makes Private Cloud Easy

Platform9 Makes Private Cloud Easy


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Can Platform9 solve fundamental OpenStack challenges?


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A Platform9 architecture deep dive: is it still ‘simple’ OpenStack?


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Can Platform9 simplify OpenStack by making it invisible?


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The Eigencast 011: Sirish Raghuram, Co-Founder and CEO, Platform9


OpenStack-as-a-Service with Platform 9

OpenStack-as-a-Service with Platform 9


Platform9, a whole new way to run OpenStack

Platform9, a whole new way to run OpenStack


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TFD10 Prep: Platform9


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OpenStack made simple (finally!)


HowTo: Platform9 + Ravello + VMware

HowTo: Platform9 + Ravello + VMware


Tech Field Day Extra Preview – VMworld US

Tech Field Day Extra Preview – VMworld US


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3 must-watch startups from VMware alum


The best (cloud) infrastructure? It is managed from the cloud!

The best (cloud) infrastructure? It is managed from the cloud!


Reasons to Consider Private Cloud with Platform9

Reasons to Consider Private Cloud with Platform9