VMware Veterans Starts a Cloud Computing Based SaaS Service on Platform9

This new cloud computing based SaaS platform of Platform9 would allow the developers and IT experts to transform legacy servers into self operating private servers.

vmwareGREATRESPONDER.COM – This was announced by a team of the VMware veterans on Tuesday August 12, 2014 that they started new cloud computing based software as a service (SaaS) platform on its existing cloud platform ‘Platform9’. This newly launched platform will help IT customers and the professional developers to transform their traditional servers into high performance self service private cloud based servers.

The company was earlier founded by a group of VMware veterans with an idea to bring the agility of the public cloud computing environment to the existing infrastructure. The service offered by the Platform9 allows the customers to easily implement the private cloud with self service provisioning workloads on to their cloud computing infrastructure based on OpenStack platform. This service will also enable the customers to track their KVM, Dockers, and vSphere ecosystems through one window. The service also offers cent percent API compatibility too.

While talking about the Platform9 cloud platform, the CEO of the company, Mr. Sirish Raghuram said, “We founded Platform9 because as early engineers at VMware, we observed how customers were struggling to achieve Amazon Web Services-like efficiency with increasingly archaic management software. We believe that just like SaaS revolutionized the world of enterprise applications; it can do the same for enterprise data centers.”

Mr. Raghuram further added that, “Platform9 transforms an organization’s existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service private cloud within minutes. The organization can then focus on using their existing infrastructure to run applications instead of babysitting the management stack.”

The official statement further elaborated about the status of this newly launched service that, with the help of more than a dozen small and large enterprises, the service is being beta tested before the release of the commercial version at full scale.

The company’s official statement also announced that the Plaftform9 has bagged as much as $4.5 million of funding from the Redpoint Ventures. This funding has been collected in the A Series category of funding, as informed by the company statement. It was further informed that this funding is meant to be used for enhancing the growth of the cloud computing services of the company. The commercial version of the service is expected to be released later this year.

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