Platform9 Managed Bare Metal Debuts
December 17, 2020
unveiled the industry’s only cloud ready, fully managed bare metal solution:
Platform9 Managed Bare Metal. Now, IT teams can transform their installed
physical servers into bare metal clouds, leveraging the API-driven automation
and simplicity of Platform9’s SaaS managed experience and bare metal controller.
Building private clouds with little effort and high flexibility: SaaS Managed bare metal enables operations teams to build and manage private clouds with a single click, leveraging bare metal orchestration integrated seamlessly with Platform9 Managed Kubernetes and OpenStack solutions. This allows IT to quickly adopt the bare metal environment to changing dev/test or business needs, from hypervisor to container cluster to database server and any future role.
Running both Kubernetes and Edge on bare metal: Organizations globally are trying to leverage Kubernetes on physical servers. With Managed Bare Metal, organizations running Kubernetes can now orchestrate their physical servers with zero effort. This provides the full power of API driven orchestrations for bare metal infrastructure for any application, datacenter or edge.
“Historically, bare metal limitations have
stymied cloud deployments,” said Madhura Maskasky, Platform9 co-founder and VP
of Product. “Examples of inefficiencies include entire hypervisors consumed by
single applications that demand 100% CPU/RAM, leaving the hypervisor as an
impediment to performance as no viable physical server orchestration option
exists. This results in hypervisors’ licenses being wasted and physical servers
sitting idly waiting for the perfectly sized workload.”
“We have been working with Platform9
throughout 2020 to transform our private cloud and our next step is bare metal.
As we move to support containerized and virtualized applications, we need to be
able to instantly move physical nodes between our OpenStack and Kubernetes
Environments. Platform9’s Managed Bare Metal will enable us to do precisely
this,” said Joseph Fisher, IT Manager – Technical Operations at Cloudera.
Retail Edge: Bare metal can fully automate remote deployment of thousands of retail stores end to end use using remote bare metal orchestration capability combined with Platform9’s virtualization and/or Kubernetes offerings.
Maskasky continued, “Our latest product release addresses a long standing
problem faced by IT, DevOps, and SRE teams — how to best realize the potential
of their bare metal server deployments and face the challenges of new edge
deployments across numerous industries. For example, one of the largest coffee
chains in the world is leveraging our bare metal management capability to
provide ‘zero touch’ automation and updates for their full hardware and software
stacks in thousands of coffee stores around the country. This allows them to
centrally and remotely deploy and manage a variety of virtual and container
applications and associated servers within their stores.”
Platform9 Managed Bare Metal is available now. It can both be purchased as a standalone solution or as fully-integrated with Platform9 Managed Openstack (PMO) and Platform9 Managed Kubernetes (PMK).