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9th 2nd
Total SCORE
60%
86%
58%
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Pros
  • + Extensive out-of-the-box reporting and automation
  • + Among the best at Chargeback
  • + Resource planning and rightsizing analysis
  • + Strong focus on private cloud management
  • + Good Security features
  • + Good IT Automation capabilities
  • + Leader in Multi-Cloud
  • + Among the best at Security
  • + Strong DevOps focus
Cons
  • - Below average Multi-Cloud capabilities
  • - Below average User Self-Service
  • - Below average DevOps features
  • - Weakest Governance support
  • - Below average Chargeback features
  • - Below average IT Automation support
  • - Weakest Chargeback support
  • - Average Governance support
  • - Average IT Automation support
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General
60%
86%
58%
Assessment
Maturity
Company founded in 2006. Shipping product for multiple years. Many large customers.
Founded in early 2013 by 4x Vmware Veterans
Product is in production for > 2 years with multiple large deployments
Content
Content Creator
Embotics
WhatMatrix - Jonathan Gray
Content Marketing Manager, Morpheus Data - Jared McKinney
Overview
Cloud Management Platform that enables Infrastructure-as-a-Service automation by integrating seamlessly with private, public and hybrid clouds
Platform9 is an OpenStack and Kubernetes distribution that is fully managed
Cloud management platform designed for user self-service
Website
Click on details (i) for more info
www.platform9.com
Click on (i) for details
Delivery
Installation
Single Virtual Machine or Multiple for HA
Cloud-Managed (Virtual Appliance per vCenter)
Single virtual machine
Agentless or agentless operation
vCommander is agentless
agentless
Database support
Microsoft SQL Server 2014, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
Built-in MySQL; can be integrated with most RDBMS platforms
Administration
Administrator accounts
Unlimited
User accounts
Unlimited Active Directory and LDAP
Unlimited
Pricing
Pricing model
Yearly subscription.
Yearly subscription.
Licensed by amount of RAM
Product Details
Vendor specific/agnostic
Vendor agnostic
Vendor agnostic
Vendor agnostic
Services
24/7 support
Support included in base cost, Premium Support available
Included in Subscribtion
Support Included in base cost
Professional services
Professional Services engagements are available.
Fully managed service, No PS needed
Professional services are available
Multi-Cloud
60%
86%
58%
Virtualization/Private Cloud Support
VMware vSphere
Supported
Microsoft Hyper-V
Not supported
OpenStack
Not currently supported (preview available)
Supported
other
Cisco, RedHat, Oracle, Nutanix
Public Cloud Support
Amazon Web Services
Supported
Google Cloud Platform
Cost comparisons only
Not supported
IBM Bluemix Cloud
Cost comparisons only
Compatible
Supported
Microsoft Azure
Not supported
Oracle Cloud
other
Cost modeling for Google Compute Engine, IBM SoftLayer and Rackspace
Packet, Rackspace
HP Helion, Verizon Terremark, Oracle Cloud, vCloud, Digital Ocean
Containers
Docker
Scripted Support
Supported
Supports Docker
3rd Party container management
Not currently supported (preview available)
Supported
Other
Scripted Support
Not supported
Not Supported Today
Legacy/Brownfield Environments
Automatic discovery of legacy VMs
Supported
Management of legacy cloud VMs
Supported
Management of legacy private VMs
Supported
Import of OVA/OVF VM formats
Not supported (native tools can be used)
Supported
Natively supports import and placement of virtual appliances
Migration
Cloud-to-cloud migration
Not supported
Natively supports any cloud to cloud migration
IT Automation
60%
86%
58%
Administration
Multi-tenant support
Supported
Supports both multiple users within an org or multiple orgs
Published API
API published : click on details (i) for link
Supported
Configuration Management
Chef
Compatible
Natively integrates with Chef.
Puppet
Compatible
Natively integrates with Puppet
Ansible
Supported
Compatible
Natively integrates with Ansible
SaltStack
Supported
Compatible
Natively integrates with SaltStack
Ability to patch managed systems
Supported using scripting
Not supported
Supported via scripts
Networking
SDN Support
Network Fencing isolation (Vmware only)
Supports Vmware NSX
Support for Cisco ACI & Openstack Neutron (beta)
Public cloud networking
Supports operational views. Deployment limited to use of templates (eg cloudformations)
Some mgmt visibility. No ability to provision network resources
Some mgmt visibility (eg of VPC). No ability to provision network resources
User-Defined Actions
Conditional Actions
Not supported
Pre- and Post-Install Actions
Scheduled Actions
Orchestration & Workflow
Native Workflow
3rd Party Orchestration
Supported via scripting framework
Supported via Openstack API
Webhooks
Supported via scripting framework
Supported via Openstack API
Third-Party Automation
ServiceNow
Supported
3rd Party Automation
Supported via scripting framework
Not supported
CMDB integration
Supported
ServiceNow CMDB Supported
User-Defined Properties
Automatic hostname creation
Supported
Multiple ways to auto-create hostnames
Configuration tags
Supported
Supported
User-defined tags supported
Placement
Best Execution Venue - Performance
Supported
Displays best pricing
Best Execution Venue - Security
Not currently supported (preview available)
Supported
Displays best pricing