Platform9, a private cloud provider headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, has announced the launch of a channel partner program designed for resellers, service providers and systems integrators focused on cloud computing. The channel partner program would enable them to more efficiently design and deploy flexible, enterprise-ready OpenStack private clouds for their customers.
The Platform9 Channel Partner Program gives partners the tools and resources to implement an on-premises private cloud for their customers. These tools and resources would deliver the same easy self-service provisioning, open APIs, integration with automation frameworks that users have come to expect with public cloud offerings.
The incentives offered through he program include access to Platform9‘s sales and marketing support, joint marketing and demand generation programs, deal registration and compensation on all contracted services.
“Our new channel program helps our partners capitalize on the significant business opportunity surrounding customers’ cloud transformation needs,” said Adam Ulfers, Platform9 vice president of sales. “Platform9’s unique SaaS-based OpenStack solution enables partners to deliver immediate value to their customers while enhancing their status as a private cloud ‘trusted advisor. Most importantly, we can help increase our partners’ share of cloud spending by extending their solutions and services as they build out their customers’ data center ecosystems.”
Founded in 2013 by a team of early VMware engineers, Platform9 is backed by Menlo Ventures and Redpoint Ventures. The company’s private cloud services would transform an organization’s existing servers into an AWS-like agile, self-service on-premises cloud within minutes.