Rafay Systems Named as a Cool Vendor in the 2023 Gartner® Cool Vendors™ in Container Management

Rafay Systems Recognized for Taming Kubernetes Operational Complexities Through Automation and Governance of Kubernetes Clusters

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – September 11, 2023Rafay Systems, the leading platform provider for Kubernetes Management and Operations, today announced it has been named as a Cool Vendor in the “2023 Gartner Cool Vendors in Container Management” report. Rafay’s SaaS-first approach helps enterprise platform teams speed digital transformation initiatives and increase developer productivity while applying controls required for enterprise-wide adoption. As a result, Rafay customers operate complex, mission-critical Kubernetes infrastructure across their private and public cloud environments more efficiently to help developers and data scientists bring new applications and features to market faster. Gartner research revealed that “by 2027, more than 90% of G2000 organizations running containerized applications in hybrid deployments will be leveraging container management tooling, up from fewer than 20% in 2023.”

“We believe that being recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor is an honor and a meaningful milestone for Rafay and that it validates Rafay’s vision of enabling enterprises to deliver new application capabilities at lightning speed, ” said Haseeb Budhani, CEO and co-founder of Rafay Systems. “Our Kubernetes Operations Platform supports today’s rapid pace of innovation by delivering the self-service capabilities developers and data scientists require and the automation, standardization and governance platform teams need.”

The Gartner Cool Vendors in Container Management report explains that, “As organizations increasingly adopt hybrid and multicloud strategies, challenges with operationalizing container platforms and containerized workloads across these environments pose significant hurdles.” Adding to these obstacles, the report also points out, “Container technology adoption is outpacing most enterprises’ ability to support large and complex application deployments.”

Rafay’s next-gen approach empowers platform teams to provide developers, data scientists and researchers — across hybrid and multicloud deployments — everything they need to leverage cloud and Kubernetes resources effectively with the control and guardrails enterprises require. This helps enterprises support large and complex application deployments across an increasingly diverse infrastructure.

The Gartner Cool Vendors in Container Management report explains that, “With the continual popularity of container technologies, managing diverse application deployments in multiple locations remains a challenge. The vendors described in this research are providing innovative solutions that address this problem.”

Additional Resources

Gartner, Cool Vendors in Container Management, By Dennis Smith, Arun Chandrasekaran, Tony Iams, Published 3 August 2023

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About Rafay Systems

Rafay delivers the first Kubernetes management and operations platform purpose-built for platform teams. Rafay’s cloud-made solution, Kubernetes Operations Platform, provides the automation and governance capabilities that platform teams need to standardize Kubernetes toolsets and workflows. With Rafay, platform teams at MoneyGram, GuardantHealth, Verizon and many other companies are operating Kubernetes environments across data centers, public cloud and Edge environments with centralized visibility and access control, environment standardization, and guardrail enforcement. As a result, platform teams are able to deliver self-service and automation capabilities that delight developer and operations teams. For more information, please visit www.rafay.co.

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