Four DevOps Infrastructure Automation Vendors Named as IDC Innovators


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International Data Corporation (IDC) has just released an IDC Innovators report recognizing four innovative automation vendors with revenue under $100 million providing development operations infrastructure. 

The four vendors recognized as IDC Innovators are: Chef, HashiCorp, Puppet, and SaltStack. 

Chef's hybrid business model provides a platform for traditional infrastructure automation as well as more modern DevOps capabilities and has a robust open source community. HashiCorp offers a workflow-centric modular approach to product design to manage complexity and support large-scale deployments. Puppet has a declarative programming language and an open source-based platform to help enterprise IT and DevOps teams with common machine-readable language across mainframes. SaltStack uses an event-driven architecture that treats all client-side activity as events, enabling the "Salt Master" to interpret and automate reaction using predefined policies. 

"Infrastructure automation is a critical DevOps-enabling technology that allows teams to more rapidly access development and test infrastructure, to more quickly and consistently deploy application code into production, and to support ongoing scaling of infrastructure resources to meet the variable needs of code updates and enhancements," said Mary Johnston Turner, research vice president, IDC Enterprise System Management Software.

IDC Innovators: DevOps Infrastructure Automation, 2017 profiles DevOps vendors within the area of infrastructure automation with an innovative technology or a groundbreaking new business model or both. The IDC Innovators research document examines DevOps infrastructure automation companies with revenue of less than $100 million with a product, service, or business model with a specific use case. 

About IDC Innovators Research 

IDC Innovators reports present a set of vendors – under $100M in revenue at time of selection – chosen by an IDC analyst within a specific market that offer an innovative new technology, a groundbreaking approach to an existing issue, and/or an interesting new business model. It is not an exhaustive evaluation of all companies in a segment or a comparative ranking of the companies. Vendors in the process of being acquired by a larger company may be included in the report provided the acquisition is not finalized at the time of publication of the report. Vendors funded by venture capital firms may also be included in the report even if the venture capital firm has a financial stake in the vendor's company. IDC INNOVATOR and IDC INNOVATORS are trademarks of International Data Group, Inc.

About IDC 

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company. 

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