Bhaskar Gorti, CEO
However, building a cloud architecture from the ground up is time-consuming and resource intensive, especially given the war for talent. Public clouds might seem to be another alternative, but they require large investments, and offer walled-garden set of options.
The third path for enterprises on their journey to becoming cloud-native is through distributed cloud computing, and this is what Platform9 Systems specializes in. The company’s vision is to democratize cloud computing using an open, distributed cloud architecture powered by Kubernetes and cloud-native services.
“At Platform9, we are ushering in a new era of distributed cloud, bringing together and managing all the components of public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, and edge computing to enable organizations to take advantage of the cloud on any infrastructure in any location of their choice,” says Bhaskar Gorti, CEO at Platform9.
To bring the power of cloud computing to its clients irrespective of their location, Platform9 offers a SaaS control plane that relieves application development teams and IT operations teams from the burden of building and operating an infrastructure that is needed for them to deliver innovative applications and delightful customer experience.
By delivering simplicity, agility, scalability, and continuous automation, Platform9’s SaaS control plane provides an effective way to reduce management overhead expenses and maintenance costs. The control plane is templatebased and policy-driven, ensuring high velocity and repeatability, be it for managing the infrastructure across multiple public clouds, on-premises data centers, or 1000s of edge, store or branch locations.
At Platform9, we are ushering in a new era of distributed cloud, bringing together and managing all the components of public cloud, hybrid cloud, and edge computing to enable organizations to take advantage of the cloud on any infrastructure in any location of their choice.
Platform9 leverages managed open source to ensure clients are not locked into proprietary software. “We offer a 100 percent open-source cloudnative stack that is extremely easy - it is fully managed by a single pane of glass (SaaS control plane),” says Gorti.
In addition to helping overcome challenges associated with speed and cost, Platform9’s cloud service also assists enterprises in meeting security and compliance needs. The company provides businesses with a clear and easier path to adopt a cloud-native infrastructure by alleviating the complexities involved.
With thousands of stores to deploy, this deployment would take months, and ongoing updates and maintenance was also a very cumbersome and timeconsuming task. Platform9 enabled the food retailer to maximize utilization of their in-store servers and equipped them with a plug-and-play solution to deploy the applications they needed through the global control pane. Platform9 established an effective method to get the store up and running in hours while also giving them the power to update and enhance their applications in real-time, from any location, using the SaaS control plane.
Since its inception, Platform9’s service has powered over 40K nodes across private, public, and edge clouds. Enterprises across different industries, including Juniper Networks, Kingfisher Plc, Mavenir, and Redfin, experience 4x improvement in time to market, 90 percent reduction in operating costs, and 99.95 percent uptime with Platform9.
Over the years, Platform9 has strived to build longlasting relationships with its clients. The company boasts of a net retention rate of 150+ percent. As an engineering-centric company at the cusp of the next wave of digital transformation and cloud-native services, Platform9 leverages the deep industry knowledge and expertise of its team to empower clients to thrive and grow.