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In the Q3 2020 report, Red Hat was named the number one Open Hybrid-Cloud Leader in Containerization based on 29 criteria, and Red Hat OpenShift® received the highest scores among evaluated vendors in the Current Offering, Strategy and Market Presence, with the maximum possible score in both Strategy and Market Presence.

Read The Forrester Wave™: Multicloud Container Development Platforms, Q3 2020 report


Forrester included eight vendors in the assessment: Canonical, D2iQ, Google, Mirantis, Platform9 Systems, Rancher, Red Hat-IBM, and VMware. “[Red Hat] OpenShift is the most widely deployed multicloud container platform and boasts powerful development and unified operations experiences across many public and on-premises platforms.

Red Hat pioneered the “operator” model for infrastructure and application management and provides a rich partner ecosystem and popular marketplace.”

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Red Hat’s Senior Vice President of Cloud Platforms Ashesh Badani said it best, "We believe that being named a leader in this Wave evaluation further validates what we hear from our customers - that OpenShift delivers the modern bridge between existing IT deployments and a cloud-native future, while simultaneously bringing development and IT operations teams together on a common platform.”

What’s next? 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. According to the report, “Red Hat-IBM offers the leading platform for both developers and operators.” Read why Red Hat has been named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Multicloud Container Development Platforms, Q3 2020