Packet, a global provider of dedicated bare metal cloud for developers, has announced a joint solution with Platform9 – provider of fully managed private clouds, and Datera – provider of application-driven data services for enterprises and clouds.
Packet, Platform9, and Datera together would offer a unique value proposition: an integrated service that spans hardware and facility operations; automated data services; and a managed private cloud delivered as a service. The new cloud solution would be suitable for both cloud-native users as well as enterprises in transition. According to Packet, the solution offers many of the benefits of a centralized public cloud, but with a lower total cost of ownership and additional location, security, and performance benefits.
“What we’re providing here is the polished experience of the public cloud, but with significantly more choice and performance,” said Zac Smith, CEO of Packet. “By combining the strengths of market leaders like Datera and Platform9 with Packet-managed bare metal, we’re able to deliver it at a fraction of the cost of traditional public or private cloud solutions.”
Data Centers Globally
The joint cloud solution can be deployed at any of Packet’s 18 global data center locations, with additional facilities available by custom arrangement. Leveraging Platform9’s control plane, users would be able to take advantage of turnkey managed Openstack, Kubernetes, and Fission serverless resources. Depending on the infrastructure selection, initial deployment time would be faster than other data center solutions available, stated Packet.
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“Migrating our platform to Packet bare metal and pairing it with Datera’s low latency Layer 3 based data services platform showed us just how powerful we could be together,” said Jim Ensell, CMO at Platform9. “This partnership solves a critical need for SaaS businesses and Enterprises alike, which is to reduce IT costs while reaching peak performance.”
Packet is a member of the Open19 Foundation, as well as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), where it donates and manages the CNCF Community Infrastructure Lab. Additionally, Packet supports many open source projects, including Memcached.org, NixOS, and Kernel.org.
“Whether it’s for cost, regulation, or for performance reasons – we see an increasing number of customers looking for an alternative to the traditional public cloud,” said Peter Prinos, Sr. Director, Partnerships at Datera. “Our close working relationship with both Packet and Platform9 allows us to deliver on a promise we all share: a powerful, comprehensive and scalable cloud solution at the best possible cost of ownership.”