Cloud Raxak has announced that Gartner has named the company a Cool Vendor in IT Automation for 2016. Cloud Raxak is pleased to be included in the diverse and innovative group of vendors, focused on helping IT organizations address emerging automation requirements in security, the cloud, and DevOps.

The Gartner Cool Vendors in IT Automation report stated that, “Efficiency improvement, risk mitigation and cost reduction are driving IT automation. These are not new IT operations objectives; however, initiatives focused on DevOps and continuous delivery provide additional pressure for IT organizations to improve the speed of deployment of production-oriented environments. IT operations organizations must meet these increased demands, while maintaining security, compliance and system stability.

"We are excited that Gartner has selected Cloud Raxak for their Cool Vendors in IT Automation for 2016”, said Prasanna Mulgaonkar, CEO of Cloud Raxak, “We believe the Gartner Cool Vendor recognition validates our belief that simplifying and automating security compliance will enable regulated industries like financial services, healthcare, and retail to accelerate their migration to the cloud. Through intelligent automation, Raxak Protect has been able to simplify the compliance and audit process, reduce security management costs up to 40%, while also reducing security risk.”

The Gartner report also stated that, “IT operation leaders should implement server configuration auditing tools to maintain operational and security configuration standards, and to provide reporting mechanisms for change activity and regulatory audits.”

Raxak Protect™ is an agent-less cloud server workload protection platform that delivers full life-cycle security compliance for Windows and Linux workloads including OpenStack and Containers. When the underlying hardware supports it, Raxak Protect can deliver a unique form of Hardware Assured Security Compliance™. This unique capability uses the hardware root of trust to protect cloud workloads from boot-time through their complete lifecycle, and across public clouds, private clouds, and traditional IT.

When combining the IBM® Cloud with Raxak Protect and Intel® Cloud Integrity Technology, enterprises can automate Hardware Assured Security Compliance™ for VMs and Containers across all IT infrastructures from bare metal to the public cloud. This enables enterprises in regulated industries like financial services, retail and health care, to leverage the cloud for agility in application development, while maintaining compliance with their security policies.


1. Gartner, Cool Vendors in IT Automation, 2016, Terrence Cosgrove, Colin Fletcher, Robert Naegle, 02 May 2016