Platform9, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) startup founded by former VMware engineers, is making its managed Kubernetes platform available in beta to potential customers. The enterprise-ready platform is intended to make it easier for users to deploy and manage Docker containers and also to orchestrate containerized workloads.
Platform9 uses a fork of the OpenStack cloud platform. The startup’s product allows companies to turn private servers into in-house versions of public cloud services like Amazon‘s. Last year the company debuted a virtual appliance that integrates its OpenStack controller service with VMware vSphere services.
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