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Platform9 Named a Strong Performer in Multicloud Container Development Platforms Evaluation by Leading Independent Research Firm

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Platform9, the leading SaaS Managed Kubernetes provider for private and edge clouds, today announced that they have been named a Strong Performer by Forrester Research, Inc. in The Forrester Wave™: MultiCloud Container Development Platforms, Q3 2020 report.

The Forrester Wave™ evaluation of Platform9 included 29 criteria grouped into three categories: current offering, strategy, and market presence. In the evaluation, Platform9 received the highest possible score in the following criteria: operator experience, control plane configuration, cluster lifecycle operations, logging and monitoring, edge computing support, and container networking.

Forrester’s evaluation showed that Platform9 has improved its position in the last two years. According to the report, “Since we last evaluated this market in 2018, Platform9 has significantly improved its position thanks to rapid innovation, strong customer acquisition, and the expansion of use cases, particularly among retail, media, and telecom companies.”

Current customer perspectives are an important part of the evaluation. The Forrester report summarized Platform9’s customer feedback: “Reference customers value the platform’s ease of deployment, intuitive interfaces for operations teams, cluster and control plane lifecycle features, responsive support and professional services, and innovations for edge computing scenarios”.

The Forrester report cites: “Platform9 Systems delivers cloud-native technologies with SaaS simplicity.” It also states, “Platform9 is a good fit for firms looking to offload all container operations as they expand cloud-native use cases.”

Platform9 Managed Kubernetes provides agility, simplicity, and scale similar to native public cloud services, but across a wide range of on-premises, edge, and cloud infrastructure. Platform9’s unique SaaS management model fully automates Day 2 operations to deliver a 99.9% SLA for Kubernetes clusters no matter where they are located, thus eliminating operational burden and management complexity. Users don’t need to worry about production outages, monitoring, upgrades, or security patches; they can instead focus on delivering revenue-generating container applications to their customers.

“We are honored and excited to earn this recognition from a respected independent firm like Forrester”, said Sirish Raghuram, CEO of Platform9. “We believe that being named a Strong Performer in this evaluation and making a significant improvement since the last evaluation is a powerful validation of our platform offering, company strategy, and customer success. Our SaaS-based management technology for Kubernetes uniquely enables low-touch management, accelerates deployments, reduces ongoing operational costs, and helps customers with a seamless transition to a cloud-native future.”

Companies like Juniper accelerated their cloud-native transformation using Platform9’s Managed Kubernetes solution enabling them to meet their goals of improved availability, seamless upgrades, and lower TCO, providing a stable platform for enterprise innovation. Read this white paper on Juniper’s cloud-native transformation story.

Connect with Platform9 for additional resources:

● Register for an 8-part webinar series “Enterprise Action Plan – Moving to Production with Kubernetes”

● Read the Platform9 blog

● Other Top Collateral

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About Platform9

Platform9 is the leading Managed Kubernetes provider and the first company to deliver open-source SaaS managed solutions for private and edge clouds. With a mission to enable freedom in cloud computing, the company’s solutions are both easy to operate and scale, while supporting broad cloud capabilities that run on any infrastructure. The company’s SaaS management model has been proven to eliminate management complexity and costs through automated cluster upgrades, security patches, and fully-managed monitoring and troubleshooting across multiple points of presence, edge sites, and data centers with guaranteed SLAs. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Platform9 clients include enterprises such as S&P Global, Kingfisher Retail, Maviner, Cadence Design, Juniper Networks, and Autodesk.