Platform9 releases its Managed OpenStack SaaS solution

Platform9, which exited stealthmode in August last year last week released it’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solution based on OpenStack. This platform aims to reduce operational complexity offering non-disruptive setup and upgrades, a single pane of glass (unified management) for KVM and VMware vSphere, a native support for teams collaboration and a solid OpenStack base. All you need to do is sign up for a Platform9 account, and pair your servers with it. The Platform9 dashboard starts offering visibility into your infrastructure across compute, storage, network and existing workloads.

The product is currently based on OpenStack Havana, and Platform9 expects to update to OpenStack Juno in H1 2015. They aim to update to every 2nd OpenStack release, within a quarter of the release.


Platform9 supports the following guest Operating Systems: CentOS 6.3 or newer – 64-bit (x86_64), Ubuntu 12.04 or newer – 64-bit (x86_64),RHEL 6.3 or newer – 64-bit (x86_64), Windows 2008 R2 – 64-bit, Windows 2012 R2 – 64-bit, Windows 7 – 64-bit and Windows 8 – 64-bit.

Platform9 also announced that support for Docker is in development, and a beta will be announced later this year.