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Platform9 and Intersect partner to bring unified cloud to A/NZ

25 Mar 2019

Platform9 and Intersect announced a strategic partnership to offer Platform9 hybrid cloud services throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Intersect is Australia’s largest full-service eResearch support agency, helping scientific, university, government and research institutes accelerate their impact through innovative technologies and expert advice for over a decade.

Intersect CEO Marc Bailey says, “For Intersect, Platform9 represents the single most strategic solution to a set of challenges we see expanding across the board, as organisations come to terms with the post-cloud reality of infrastructure-as-a-service.”

Platform9 is supposedly the industry’s only SaaS-managed hybrid cloud solution that enables organisations to centrally manage VMs, containers and serverless functions – on any infrastructure: on-premise, in the public cloud, or at the edge. 

Customers can supposedly simply ‘plug-in’ their different environments and be up and running immediately with a unified cloud experience managed on a single pane of glass across all workloads.

Platform9 aims to eliminate the operational burden of managing modern infrastructure at scale by delivering it as a fully managed service. 

Critical operational capabilities — such as zero-touch upgrades, multi-cluster operations, high availability, monitoring, diagnostics, healing and more — are all handled automatically with a 99.9 per cent SLA guarantee.

Platform9 chief revenue officer Keno Helmi says, “Our partnership with Intersect is an important step in our company growth strategy. 

“We’ve seen a huge increase in demand for our solution in Australia and New Zealand. We were impressed by Intersect’s vision, technical expertise, and the trust they have established amongst their sophisticated customer base.”

“We’re excited to cement our partnership, in order to deliver the experience of “hybrid cloud that just works” to the region”.

Intersect will supply and support Platform9 managed services - Managed OpenStack (for virtualization), Kubernetes (for containers) and Fission.io (for serverless functions) in Australia and New Zealand with guaranteed SLAs, uptime, quotas, compliance and resource monitoring.

Bailey concludes, “This partnership delivers for Australian and New Zealand customers new and innovative services that dramatically decrease cloud time-to-market while improving efficiency, reducing cost, and improving service experience--at scale. 

“It delivers for Intersect members by building technical bridges and reusability between industry, government and research.”