This week’s announcement that cloud storage leader Box (NYSE:BOX) is deploying an OpenStack solution from startup Platform9 is a big win for both Platform9 and the OpenStack framework of open source cloud operating software. Box is a major player in the enterprise market, with revenue of $79 million in its October quarter and 54,000 paying business customers, including 55% of the Fortune 500. So it’s a major endorsement for OpenStack. And for small startup Platform9, which only launched its software platform a year ago, it’s an important victory.
“This is massive for us. This is a company-building deal,” Platform9 CEO Sirish Raghuram told the Daily Cloud in an interview this week.
Box is using Platform9’s Managed OpenStack solution to manage the virtualized cloud environment where it develops and tests new applications. Like many tech companies, Box practices continuous development and continuous integration, which generates a constant flow of modifications to existing applications, and thousands of tests per day for......
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