Cross-Platform Cloud Vendor Hardware Support for OpenStack & Kubernetes Cluster Servers
Platform9, a start-up company that offers managed hybrid cloud orchestration using integrated OpenStack and Kubernetes containers as a 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) product, announced a $22 million USD Series C funding round this week led by Canvas Ventures with support from Hewlett Packard, Redpoint Ventures, and Menlo Ventures. The announcement highlights a year of 360% customer growth for the company including the acquisition of key new enterprise clients like Autodesk, Sony, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Platform9 has additionally established working solutions with NetApp, Nutanix, Juniper, Dell/EMC, HPE, & other major IT corporations this year to grow cross-platform cloud interoperability on open source foundations. The company was founded by Sirish Raghuram, Madhura Maskasky, & Roopak Parikh, who all have backgrounds in technical engineering at VMware, as well as Bich Le, who created ARIES at HP Labs. Platform9 is also developing Fission, a serverless platform, and Omni, a set of extensions for OpenStack that can be used for public cloud management requirements.