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Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:47

New saas service produces private clouds on existing hardware

Posted By  Marcus Austin

A new SaaS OpenStack solution from Platform9 claims to make implementing private clouds as easy as spinning up a cloud on AWS

US-based private cloud business Platform9 has launched Managed OpenStack, a SaaS open source solution that enables businesses to turn their existing servers and legacy hardware, including storage, networks and workload configurations, into an AWS-like agile, self-service private clouds within minutes.

Features include:  

  • Seamless working across multiple geographies, and support for multiple virtualisation / container technologies.
  • A service SLA through continuous monitoring of availability and operational health by Platform9's internal telemetry.
  • Seamless, non-disruptive updates are built into Platform9 Managed OpenStack. The service receives minor fixes and updates periodically, with a yearly seamless upgrade to stable OpenStack releases.

The solution is fully OpenStack API compatible - Platform9 is a corporate sponsor of the OpenStack Foundation – and the release follows a six month beta where the service was tested by enterprises and service providers with 1000s of virtual machine deployments every day.   

The solution comes with three pricing options: a free Lite tier, a Business tier with unlimited scale at $49 per CPU per month (an annual subscription is required), an Enterprise tier for advanced features and premium support.

The solution currently supports KVM environments, and is available in beta for VMware vSphere environments, with support for Docker in development, with a beta to be announced later this year.

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