Platform9 Unveils Cost-Effective Solution for Legacy Virtual Machines

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  May 26, 2023

IT leaders know that CEOs and chief financial officers (CFOs) closely examine costs across all aspects of their organizations. It is their job after all. That said, IT leaders are tasked with controlling cloud costs, reducing fees associated with legacy vendor licenses, optimizing staffing and enhancing operational efficiencies.

IT leaders need to carefully monitor and manage their organization's cloud usage to ensure that costs remain within budgetary constraints. IT leaders are also tasked with assessing the organization's software needs, renegotiating contracts and exploring alternative software solutions to reduce licensing costs without compromising operational requirements.

IT leaders need assistance, no doubt (especially in today’s economic climate), and there is a company that helps enterprises with these things.

That company? Platform9.

Platform9 recently released its products, Platform9 KubeVirt and Platform9 Managed Kubernetes, to address the most pressing budget, staffing and operational efficiency challenges enterprises are facing in today’s economy.

Platform9's KubeVirt simplifies Kubernetes adoption for IT teams while enabling engineering teams to leverage its full capabilities. The latest release, Platform9 5.8 KubeVirt, enhances virtual machine, or VM, performance, scalability, monitoring and reliability. It offers a guaranteed 99.9% uptime SLA with remote monitoring and alerting. Rigorous scale-testing ensures optimal performance in various scenarios, and advanced networking features, such as OVS and performance add-ons, boost overall efficiency.

"Enterprises today face an ever-increasing need for agility and cost-effectiveness to thrive in a challenging economic environment," said Madhura Maskasky, Vice President of Product and co-founder of Platform9. "With Platform9 5.8, we're delivering a unified virtualization and containerization platform that is secure, scalable and easy to manage."

Platform9's latest release aims to revolutionize enterprise VM migration, offering a cost-effective solution that can help organizations transition hundreds or even thousands of virtual machines from outdated virtualization products. By doing so, businesses achieve substantial cost reductions in several key areas:

  • Product consolidation and reduced license fees: With Platform9, enterprises can consolidate multiple legacy virtualization products into a single, more efficient solution. This not only streamlines operations but also eliminates the exorbitant enterprise licensing fees associated with maintaining multiple systems.
  • Repatriation from public cloud: One of the cost-saving benefits provided by Platform9 is the ability to repatriate virtual machines from expensive public cloud environments to on-premises or co-location infrastructure. By migrating to a different environment, organizations slash their cloud bills, potentially saving a substantial amount of money.
  • Elimination of costly hardware investments: Platform9's solution enables businesses to run legacy virtual machines on a modern self-service virtualization platform, leveraging their existing infrastructure. This eliminates the need for costly hardware investments, allowing organizations to maximize the value of their current resources.
  • Operational cost savings: Platform9 incorporates built-in automation capabilities that streamline various operational tasks. From lifecycle management and monitoring to alerting, self-healing, security patching and troubleshooting, these automated processes reduce the need for manual interventions and associated costs, leading to operational efficiencies and cost savings.

“Platform9’s latest release unifies, in a single platform, the capabilities of many legacy products including virtualization, container management, monitoring, bare metal management, management plane and much more,” said Bhaskar Gorti, CEO of Platform9. “Adopting a platform-based approach such as this for infrastructure management can help reduce costs by consolidating and eliminating redundant products and operational overhead.”

Enterprises facing budget pressures and looking to save costs by migrating out of legacy virtualization platforms or out of public clouds can take advantage of Platform9’s free consultation offer with experts.

Edited by Alex Passett
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