Gartner Names Four 2021 Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing
Gartner’s newest research highlights four 2021 Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing that offer innovative alternatives in the marketplace.
Analyst house Gartner, Inc. has released its newest research highlighting four emerging solution providers that Chief Information Officers (CIOs) should consider when modernizing and updating their technology. The 2021 Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing report features information on startups that offer some disruptive capability or opportunity not common to the marketplace. Gartner analysts Arun Chandrasekaran, Sid Nag, and Lydia Leong compiled the materials for this report.
Solutions Review’s editors have read the complete report, which is available here, and want to take the opportunity to provide a brief, independent introduction to each of the cool vendors listed. Though Gartner’s Process for selecting Cool Vendors is somewhat mysterious, we believe our unique view of the space can help you to better understand how these solutions will fit into the marketplace as time goes on.
Concourse Labs offers a multi-cloud, developer-centric continuous compliance automation (CCA) and cloud security posture management (CSPM) tool designed to be integrated into continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines. The vendor’s tool is truly multi-cloud and supports Open Policy Agent (OPA), as well as policies that span multiple clouds. This capability is especially useful for policies that restrict how applications communicate with other applications in different cloud environments. Concourse Labs markets to enterprise users in highly regulated industries that tend to have a wide array of policies for different applications and complex environments.
ProsperOps provides an artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps)-based service for enterprise cloud financial management. The vendor leverages a unique financial optimization methodology, as opposed to other providers in this market that focus on engineering optimization, passive reporting, or broker reserved instances. Key differentiators for ProsperOps’ solution include algorithms that dynamically manipulate commitments to generate high compute discounts while managing risk, and the use of real-time cost and usage telemetry coupled with constraint-based algorithms to arrive at optimized pricing. FinOps professionals looking to elevate to financial optimization should take note of ProsperOps.
Replicated gives software vendors the ability to distribute commercial Kubernetes applications to customer-controlled environments, satisfying enterprise requirements for data security, reliability, and digital transformation. The provider’s solution enables SaaS-first companies to expand their total addressable market and increase enterprise adoption by embracing multi-premises distribution. This makes Replicated a good fit for SaaS vendors looking to sell to a larger market, as well as traditional on-prem software vendors that want to modernize their applications and customer application distribution process.
Tetrate offers a service mesh solution across multi-cloud environments to deliver comprehensive application connectivity, security, observability, and reliability. The vendor’s flagship solution, Tetrate Service Bridge, is delivered both as a self-managed and SaaS solution. Additionally, the product is based on popular open-source projects including Istio, Envoy, Zipkin, and Apache SkyWalking. The solution supports deployments in AWS, Azure, and GCP, with native integration with cloud providers’ Kubernetes managed services. Tetrate is well-suited to cloud architects looking to provide a global service mesh across multi-cluster, multi-cloud environments.
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