InformationWeek and Interop Reveal Top Vendors to Watch in 2019

Five-part series details companies to watch across critical technology sectors

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  InformationWeek and Interop released its third annual list of Vendors to Watch in 2019. The companies recognized by InformationWeek editors and the Interop Advisory Board represent 115 of the most compelling technology providers -- ranging from established players to brand-new startups -- based on today's market trends and the vendors' ability to address the current and emerging requirements of enterprise IT. Winners fall into one of five key technology categories: infrastructure, security, cloud, data and analytics, and DevOps.

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"Technology has become an inseparable part of modern business, shaping how every company creates products, delivers them and interacts with customers. That growth also means that there are more technology providers and services than ever, while the purchasing decisions IT organizations must make are more complex and critical," said Susan Fogarty, Head of Content for InformationWeek and Interop. "This series offers a glimpse into the vendors demonstrating market leadership and a true understanding of the challenges that customers in the field are looking to overcome."

Top Technology Vendors to Watch in 2019
The vendors chosen were based on many criteria, including market leadership, analyst reviews, user reviews, the depth of their product portfolios and the quality of their products.

Infrastructure: IT infrastructure vendors are embracing software and service-based options and developing a host of innovative technologies. 

  • Apstra
  • Broadcom Inc.
  • Cisco
  • Citrix
  • CoreOS
  • Darktrace
  • Dell EMC
  • ExtraHop
  • F5 Networks
  • Forcepoint
  • Intel
  • Lenovo
  • Lumina Networks
  • NetApp
  • NS1
  • Portworx
  • Rubrik
  • SwiftStack 
  • Violin Systems
  • VMware

Cloud: Even the biggest cloud providers must choose: innovate or die. InformationWeek’s coverage points out the new cloud trends and technologies these providers are adding to their already massive portfolios of services.

  • Amazon Web Services
  • BMC
  • Cisco
  • Cloudflare
  • DataDog
  • Dynatrace
  • Google Cloud
  • Health Catalyst
  • HPE
  • IBM
  • Inrupt
  • Microsoft 
  • Netskope
  • New Relic
  • Oracle Cloud
  • Red Hat
  • RightScale
  • Snowflake
  • Veeam
  • VMware

Security: Cybersecurity is top of mind for every IT team, and there's no shortage of technology solutions and providers. These are the vendors that are garnering attention in the security industry because of the investments they made, the companies they acquired, the funding they attracted or the strategic options they chose.

  • Amazon Web Services
  • CA Technologies
  • Cisco
  • Claroty
  • CrowdStrike
  • Cylance
  • Darktrace
  • FIDO Alliance
  • FireEye/Mandiant
  • Intel
  • McAfee
  • Mitre
  • Oracle
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Proofpoint
  • Rapid7
  • Red Hat Ansible
  • Splunk
  • Tanium
  • Thoma Bravo

Data and Analytics: Organizations are using data to facilitate digital transformation, making data analytics a booming market. We highlight vendors that are addressing enterprise challenges with products for advanced analytics, machine learning, and data governance. 

  1. Advanced Analytics
  2. Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms
  3. Data Management and Governance

DevOps: Given the growing interest in DevOps, it's not surprising that this year more vendors are beginning to offer DevOps tools. Many of the existing vendors also expanded their lineup of DevOps products and have added new features to their existing tools.

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Atlassian
  • CA Technologies
  • Chef
  • CircleCI
  • CloudPassage
  • CollabNet VersionOne
  • CyberArk
  • Docker
  • Elastic
  • Electric Cloud
  • GitHub
  • GitLabs
  • HashiCorp
  • IBM
  • Micro Focus
  • Microsoft
  • Nagios
  • Puppet
  • Red Hat/IBM
  • SaltStack
  • Slack
  • Splunk
  • WhiteHat Security
  • XebiaLabs

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