Platform9 and SolidFire Deliver Drastically Simplified OpenStack Experience With Guaranteed Performance to KVM and VMware vSphere Environments

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 31, 2015

VMware's VMworld 2015 -- Platform9, the company making private clouds easy, and SolidFire, the leader in all-flash storage systems built for the Next Generation Data Center, today announced that they have partnered to seamlessly integrate SolidFire's all-flash scale-out storage systems with Platform9's OpenStack-as-a-service solution. Platform9 Managed OpenStack enables the use of existing and new virtualized servers to power private clouds in minutes, while integrating seamlessly with SolidFire storage for guaranteed application performance.

Enterprise users and service providers are the largest beneficiaries of the joint Platform9 and SolidFire solution, which dramatically simplifies the journey toward the next generation datacenter. Customers seeking a seamless way to manage both KVM and vSphere environments with guaranteed performance to each workload can now do so utilizing Platform9's OpenStack-based solution and SolidFire's industry-leading Quality of Service (QoS).

"Complexity of deployment and maintenance are the biggest inhibitors to ubiquitous adoption of OpenStack," said Sirish Raghuram, co-founder and CEO at Platform9. "Platform9 and SolidFire are working together to not only simplify OpenStack deployment, but also enable efficient consolidation of mixed workloads across VMware vSphere and KVM."

The Platform9 and SolidFire integration provides customers with a straightforward point-and-click interface that automates the setup and provisioning of SolidFire's all-flash array in a Platform9 managed cloud. With full support for KVM and vSphere environments, the Platform9 SolidFire solution gives customers a new level of flexibility in choosing their virtualization platform while ensuring they can confidently consolidate multiple workloads onto SolidFire's scale-out storage platform.

"We polled over 350 attendees in a webinar and found that time to value was the most important consideration when deploying OpenStack clouds," said Dave Cahill, VP of corporate development and strategy at SolidFire. "With Platform9 and SolidFire, customers now have a simple way to implement OpenStack that seamlessly fuses current technologies with next-gen features and requirements, dramatically simplifying consumption of cloud while maintaining workload flexibility."

To read a blog by Kenneth Hui, director of technical marketing at Platform9, on today's news, go to: http://blog.platform9.com/solidfire-storage-now-available-with-platform9-openstack. To learn more about the Platform9 SolidFire integration and to see a demo, go to: http://platform9.com/product/integration/OpenStack-Cinder-Block-Storage-With-SolidFire.html.

Platform9 and SolidFire are both exhibiting at VMworld in San Francisco from August 30 to September 3. You can visit Platform9 at booth #339 and SolidFire at booth #929 on the exhibition floor to hear more about the joint solution.

About Platform9

Platform9's mission is to make private clouds easy for organizations of any scale. The company's OpenStack powered service transforms an organization's existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service private cloud within minutes, enabling organizations small or large to run their private clouds efficiently, at scale, and while leveraging the latest open source innovations. The service is the 1st 100% cloud managed platform for KVM, VMware vSphere and Docker. Founded in 2013 by a team of early VMware engineers, Platform9 is backed by Menlo Ventures and Redpoint Ventures and headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. For more information, visit: http://www.platform9.com, or follow Platform9 on Twitter @platform9sys.

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