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Red Hat Named a Leader by Independent Research Firm in Multicloud Container Development Platforms Evaluation

Report states: “Red Hat-IBM offers the leading platform for developers and operators”

RALEIGH, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat has been named a leader by Forrester Research in The Forrester Wave™: Multicloud Container Development Platforms, Q3 2020.


Red Hat was evaluated for The Forrester Wave™ based on 29 criteria across three categories: Current Offering, Strategy and Market Presence. Red Hat OpenShift received the highest scores among evaluated products in each of these categories, with the maximum possible score in both the Strategy and Market Presence categories.

According to Forrester’s evaluation, “OpenShift is the most widely deployed multicloud container platform and boasts powerful development and unified operations experiences across many public and on-premises platforms. Red Hat pioneered the ‘operator’ model for infrastructure and application management and provides a rich partner ecosystem and popular marketplace. Red Hat and IBM aim to make ‘build once, deploy anywhere’ a reality; both companies’ deep commitment to Kubernetes-powered modernization has paid off, moving OpenShift further ahead of the market since Forrester’s last evaluation.”

As applications run on top of increasingly diverse hybrid infrastructures, Red Hat OpenShift gives organizations a single platform for application innovation. Red Hat OpenShift makes deploying across complex hybrid IT infrastructures less daunting so any company can thrive in a world of hybrid possibility. More than 2,000 organizations worldwide rely on Red Hat OpenShift to solve their business challenges with breakthrough creations that serve customers and drive differentiation. With Red Hat OpenShift, businesses can bring their big ideas to life on a hybrid cloud platform open to any app, team, or infrastructure.

Built on the backbone of the world’s leading enterprise Linux platform in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift provides the centerpiece of Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud portfolio. In addition to datacenter and private cloud deployments, self-managed and hosted options for OpenShift are available across every major public cloud provider, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud and IBM Cloud.

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Ashesh Badani, senior vice president, Cloud Platforms, Red Hat
“From Kubernetes Operators and Service Mesh to Serverless and Kubernetes-based virtualization, Red Hat has helped to bring key production-ready innovations to Kubernetes through OpenShift across an increasingly hybrid and multicloud world. We believe that being named a leader in this Wave evaluation further validates what we hear from our customers - that OpenShift delivers the modern bridge between existing IT deployments and a cloud-native future, while simultaneously bringing development and IT operations teams together on a common platform.”

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