The Power of Platform9: Managed Kubernetes

Joep Piscaer of Virtual Lifestyle comments:

I talked about Platform9’s ability to enter new SaaS-realms easily: their core business is delivering difficult-to-implement/operate infrastructure software like OpenStack as a service, making it easy for customers to deploy in production.
Today, they’re coming out with a managed Kubernetes Container-as-a-Service platform with support for the Docker container runtime engine . Not only do they take care of the initial burden of architecting and deploying Kubernetes, they’ll also take responsibility of day-to-day operations (monitoring, alerting, patching and upgrades).

In true Platform9 style, they’ve made the service Enterprise-ready, by integrating RBAC, multi-tenancy, SSO, persistent storage, fine-grained network isolation and image management.

The container world keeps evolving. It won’t be long until this innovation starts challenging the incumbents.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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