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December 14, 2015 12:00 ET

Platform9 Selected as One of the Coolest Virtualization Startups for the Second Consecutive Year

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 14, 2015) - Platform9, the company making private clouds easy, today announced that it has been named one of the 10 cool virtualization startups of 2015 by CRN: http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/virtualization/300079047/the-10-coolest-virtualization-startups-of-2015.htm. Other companies who made this year's list include Docker, Nutanix and SimpliVity.

"While VMware revolutionized the data center by letting organizations get more capacity from their servers, Platform9 is going a step further by making it easier for their customers to take advantage of cloud efficiencies," said Kevin McLaughlin, Chief Investigative Reporter at CRN. "And since OpenStack isn't exactly a breeze to set up and maintain, Platform9 is handling the heavy lifting involved and making it as easy as possible for customers to get these benefits."

Platform9 breaks the complexity barrier for private clouds with the first SaaS OpenStack solution for enterprise infrastructure. The solution transforms an organization's existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service private cloud within minutes -- enabling organizations small or large to run their private clouds efficiently, at scale, while leveraging latest open source innovations.

"We're honored to be named one of the coolest virtualization startups for the second year in a row," said Sirish Raghuram, co-founder and CEO of Platform9. "Platform9's mission is to transform the private cloud computing experience -- to make it simple, flexible and open for IT admins and DevOps alike -- and we're thrilled with the interest and customer traction we've received since announcing general availability in January."

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About Platform9
Platform9's mission is to make private clouds easy for organizations of any scale. The company's service transforms an organization's existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service on-premise cloud within minutes, enabling organizations small or large to run their private clouds efficiently, at scale, while leveraging the latest open source innovations. Powered by OpenStack, the service is the industry's first 100% cloud-managed platform for KVM, VMware vSphere and Docker. Founded in 2013 by a team of early VMware engineers, Platform9 is backed by Menlo Ventures and Redpoint Ventures and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif. For more information, visit: http://www.platform9.com, or follow Platform9 on Twitter @platform9sys.

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