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Solution Overview
Summary
Platform9 is the simplest way for enterprises to implement a
private cloud, with intelligent, self-service provisioning of
workloads onto their computing infrastructure. Our cloud
service enables the use of existing and new virtualized servers
to power private clouds in a minutes, while interoperating
seamlessly with existing processes and management
products.
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Features at-a-glance
• Existing or new virtualized servers can power your private
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cloud within minutes.
Based on OpenStack, but delivered with unique IP to
simplify the operational experience and reduce costs.
Self-service virtual machine provisioning for dev/test
users.
Seamless integration with existing IT processes and
environments.
Easy, intuitive user interface and CLIs / REST APIs
Support for KVM, with upcoming support for docker
containers and VMware vSphere
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Target Audience
• IT and dev/test leaders looking to empower their users
with agile, self-service provisioning
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• Organizations looking for a private alternative to AWS
Differentiators
• 100% Cloud managed: Platform9 is delivered as a cloud
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service to provide the best possible user experience and
lowest total cost of ownership.
Single Pane of Glass: Our cloud service abstracts the
different regions that your servers might be located in.
Platform9 supports multiple virtualization / container
technologies, letting you mix and match workloads.
Based on OpenStack: Platform9 is based on OpenStack
and is API compatible for supported services.
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Requirements
Platform9 is designed to work with a wide range of
environments, with minimal modifications. Our key
requirements are listed below.
• One or more Linux servers.
• NFS or direct attached storage.
• Bridged networking (Subnets and VLANs supported,
DHCP or Static IP).
• Outbound https access from your servers to your
platform9 management server.
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Supported Distributions
Platform9 currently supports the following Linux
distributions:
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.x - 64-bit
• CentOS 6.x - 64-bit
• Scientific Linux 6.x - 64-bit
• Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
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Feature Summary
Image Catalog
For Administrators
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Simple Setup
• Setup in minutes: No complex management software to
install, configure and upgrade.
• Built-in monitoring: Platform9 engineers are often the first
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to know of a problem in a customer environment.
Discovery and Integration
• Existing infrastructure and workloads get seamlessly
imported.
• Interoperates with existing tools. Users are free to continue
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using their existing management tools.
Infrastructure and Instance
Management
Pool together servers, storage and networks into one logical
pool, regardless of location or virtualization technology.
• Multi-datacenter support: Pool together resources across
datacenters, associate tags to distinguish different
locations.
• Policy-based rapid provisioning: Create virtual machines in
seconds while Platform9 optimizes for resource utilization,
application performance and admin policies.
• Snapshotting: Snapshot existing virtual machines to publish
an image to the catalog.
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• Visibility: Gain instantaneous visibility into capacity, usage,
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allocation across compute, storage, network, across
geographies.
Alerts: Configurable alerts based on key resource metrics.
Tenants and Users
Self Service Portal
Get on-demand access to shared infrastructure.
• Rapid provisioning: Create and deploy virtual machines
instantaneously.
• Web-based access: Access your virtual machines from
anywhere using web interface.
• Collaboration: Capture and share virtual machine
configurations easily both within team and across teams.
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Developer Libraries
Integrate with off-the-shelf OpenStack tools and libraries:
• Scripting libraries such as libcloud, jcloud
• Automation tools such as knife, chef, puppet, salt, ansible
and vagrant
• Continuous integration systems such as Jenkins
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Automate and script using APIs.
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Onboard multiple teams and users and enforce policy-based
access control.
• Quota based allocation: Allocate different pools of capacity
to different tenants.
• Role based access: Enable role based access for users.
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For Users
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REST APIs and CLIs
Infrastructure Monitoring
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Maintain a central repository of virtual machine images that
can be deployed and shared with different users.
• Public catalog: Download images for popular Open source
Operating System Distributions.
• Existing images: Import local images directly, or via URL.
• Linked clones: Reduce storage footprint by de-duplicating
data across virtual machines created from same image.
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