A Deeper Look, Red Hat Named a Leader in the Forrester Wave

A Deeper Look: Red Hat Named a Leader in the Forrester Wave

This week, we announced that Red Hat has been named a leader in The Forrester Wave Infrastructure Automation, Q1 2023. In an effort to help explain this result from our point of view, the following blog answers some of the most frequently asked questions.  

What is The Forrester Wave?

"The Forrester Wave™ is a guide for buyers considering their purchasing options in a technology marketplace and is based on our analysis and opinion. To offer an equitable process for all participants, Forrester follows a publicly available methodology, which we apply consistently across all participating vendors source

Forrester has been a mainstay throughout people's automation journeys, and Red Hat is proud to be recognized as a leader in the results of this Q1 2023 report.

What were the results?

Red Hat, specifically focused on Ansible Automation Platform, has been named a leader in the Q1, 2023 Forrester Wave™ Infrastructure Automation report. 

Refer to the following graphic, that can be viewed in the final report.

Why is this significant to us?

We believe Forrester is one of the most recognized technology analyst firms in the IT space, and that having received a leader ranking furthers the narrative that Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is driving value for organizations looking to make automation a strategic part of their IT and OT estates. 

How was The Forrester Wave judged? What criteria were used?

Forrester used a comprehensive method for administering the Wave with a deliberate, phased approach that took place over many months. Using the Forrester Wave Methodology, the research team invites vendors to participate, hosts a preliminary kickoff and planning meeting, provides evaluation criteria, submits feedback in written and demo formats, and finally provides scoring and feedback back to the vendor.

Why were some popular automation solutions not included in the Wave?

Based on The Forrester Wave Vendor Participation Policy page, the vendor either did not qualify or did not meet inclusion criteria to be considered. You'll notice that there were vendors that did qualify and were invited but that they declined to participate (noted with a gray circle on the graphic).