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The Forrester Wave™:

Multicloud Container Development Platforms, Q3 2020

The 8 providers that matter most and how they stack up

The Forrester Wave: Multicloud Development Platforms, Q3 2020 Report

The results are in, and Red Hat gets top scores

Red Hat® was named a leader among 8 multicloud container platform vendors in The Forrester Wave™: Multicloud Container Development Platforms Q3 2020 report. The respected analyst firm evaluated vendors and their products on 29 criteria in 3 categories—Current Offering, Strategy, and Market Presence—and gave Red Hat the top scores in each category.

This must-read report helps IT infrastructure and operations professionals evaluate multicloud container platform vendors in the technology marketplace.

Key findings

Red Hat received the top score in the Current Offering category

Red Hat received the maximum possible scores in the Strategy and Market Presence categories

Red Hat received top scores in cloud-native application development, container runtime and registries, platform operations, and platform infrastructure criteria

Red Hat received the highest possible score in enterprise strategy, roadmap and innovations, partner ecosystems, professional services, open source strategy, pricing, and customers criteria

Statements from The Forrester Wave™: Multicloud Container Development Platforms, Q3 2020

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.”

OpenShift is the most widely deployed multicloud container platform and boasts powerful development and unified operations experiences across many public and on-premises platforms.”

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Reference customers gave OpenShift® high marks for:

  • First-class customer service and support
  • Open source contributions
  • Feature breadth
  • Deployment flexibility
  • Innovation pace

They also called out Red Hat® for:

  • Support for microservices app development
  • Integration with native public cloud services
  • Application to a range of container use cases
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The Forrester Wave: Multicloud Development Platforms, Q3 2020 Report

The Forrester Wave™ Table of Contents:


  • Dev Experience, Operations, and Integrations Differentiate Vendors
  • Evaluation Summary
  • Vendor Offerings
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Evaluation Overview
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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