Packet, Platform9 and Datera Announce Joint Private Cloud Solution With Up to 50% Savings vs the Public Cloud

Combination of automated bare metal, application-driven data services, and SaaS-managed enterprise cloud platform improves performance and flexibility while reducing cost compared to the major public clouds.

New York — May 22, 2018Packet, the leading bare metal cloud for developers, today announced a joint solution with Platform9, a provider of fully managed private clouds, and Datera, the leading provider of application-driven data services for enterprises and clouds.

Packet, Platform9 and Datera together 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. Suitable for both cloud-native users, as well as enterprises in transition, 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,” noted Zac Smith, CEO at 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.”

The companies came together during the migration of Platform9’s SaaS platform out of AWS. Even though Platform9 was a ‘born in the cloud’ company, the restrictions of the public cloud environment, complexities of the billing and delivery model, and overall costs created basic business limitations that were unacceptable.

“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.”

The joint solution can be deployed at any of Packet’s 18 global locations, with additional facilities available by custom arrangement. Leveraging Platform9’s control plane, users can take advantage of turnkey managed Openstack, Kubernetes and Fission serverless resources. Depending on the infrastructure selection, initial deployment time is faster than any other data center solution available.

“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.”

About Packet

Packet is the leading bare metal cloud for developers. Its proprietary technology automates physical servers and networks without the use of virtualization or multi-tenancy – powering over 60k deployments each month in its 18 global datacenters.

Founded in 2014 and based in New York City, Packet has quickly become the provider of choice for leading enterprises, SaaS companies, and software innovators. In addition to its public cloud, Packet’s unique “Private Deployment” model enables companies to automate their own infrastructure in facilities all over the world.

Packet is a proud 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, NixOS and

About Datera

Datera is taking storage into the data era. Unlike traditional storage, all-flash arrays or typical cloud storage, Datera offers the only application-driven data services platform for traditional and cloud-native applications that delivers the breakthrough business agility and extensibility customers really want with the enterprise-class performance and better-than-cloud economics they really need.

Datera has been recognized in Network World’s 10 Hot Storage Companies to Watch, CRN’s Top 20 Software-Defined Data Center Providers and is a proud recipient of the Telecom Council’s 2017 Spiffy Award.

About Platform9

Platform9 delivers the next-generation open cloud for enterprises to deploy, monitor and maintain hybrid clouds across multiple platforms. Platform9 provides cloud infrastructure like OpenStack and Kubernetes as SaaS-managed solutions, along with the serverless project, Fission, to customers such as Cadence, Autodesk, Splunk and EBSCO, enabling speed and scale without being locked into a single vendor ecosystem. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and is backed by Redpoint Ventures, Menlo Ventures, Canvas Ventures and HPE. For more information,