our 26-criterion evaluation of infrastructure automation platform providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — BMC software, Canonical, Chef software, Cisco, Micro focus, Microsoft, northern.tech, Puppet, red Hat, resolve systems, saltstack, Turbonomic, and vMware — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (i&o) professionals select the right one for their needs.This Pdf is only licensed for individual use when downloaded from forrester.com or reprints.forrester.com. All other distribution prohibited.
Red Hat, Microsoft, And Cisco Lead The Packforrester’s research uncovered a market in which vMware, red Hat, Microsoft, and Cisco are Leaders; Chef software, Turbonomic, resolve systems, BMC software, Puppet, saltstack, and Micro focus are strong Performers; Canonical is a Contender; and northern.tech is a Challenger.Modeling, Compliance, And Vulnerability Support Are Key DifferentiatorsAs siloed i&o, compliance, and security operations (secops) capabilities become outdated and less effective, improved model creation and editing, compliance, and vulnerability management support will dictate which providers lead the pack. vendors that provide strong modeling, compliance, and vulnerability management features position themselves to better deliver on the promise of holistic infrastructure automation and risk management