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Platform9 2015 Predictions: The Rise of the 'Cloud Managed Datacenter'


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Contributed article by Sirish Raghuram, Co-Founder and CEO at Platform9

2015 will mark the rise of the 'Cloud managed datacenter'

In 2015, enterprises will continue to pursue ways to combine the security and cost effectiveness of their private infrastructure resources with the agility of public clouds.

In doing so, they'll continue to adopt open source software such as Linux, KVM, Docker, OpenStack, and Kubernetes. However, deploying and managing such open source software often requires specialized skills that are hard to find, and this has historically posed a struggle for enterprises.

A recent trend promises to solve this conundrum: 'Cloud managed datacenter' is an innovative approach wherein enterprises use these management frameworks, but consume them as SaaS offerings.

In 2015, 'Cloud managed datacenters' will come to the fore, as illustrated by:

  1. Cloud managed Operating Systems such as CoreOS
  2. Cloud managed OpenStack such as Platform9 OpenStack
  3. Cloud managed Storage such as SwiftStack
  4. Cloud managed Networks such as Meraki


About the Author

Sirish Raghuram is Co-Founder and CEO at Platform9 (, making production ready OpenStack available to anyone within minutes. Before co-founding Platform9, Sirish was an early engineer at VMware and led significant initiatives within the vSphere team. 

Published Thursday, December 18, 2014 9:01 AM by David Marshall
@VMblog - (Author's Link) - February 10, 2015 6:57 AM

Once again, how great is it to be a part of the virtualization and cloud industries? 2014 was another banner year, and we witnessed a number of fantastic technologies take shape and skyrocket. And I, along with many industry experts and executives, media

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