Weaveworks Recognized by 451 Research as a ‘451 Firestarter’

March 25, 2019

Weaveworks recognized by leading analyst firm for innovation and vision in the technology industry.

San Francisco, CA, March 25, 2019 – Weaveworks today announced it has received a 451 Firestarter award from 451 Research, recognizing the company’s innovative approach to Kubernetes container management with GitOps. 451 Research noted that Weaveworks' Kubernetes platform, developer tooling and professional services puts them in prime position to assist enterprises that want to achieve the technical and business benefits of cloud native.

Weaveworks is thrilled to receive the 451 Firestarter award from 451 Research, a leading industry analyst that truly understands the dynamic, rapidly growing cloud-native technology market and its future. This award recognizes the impact Weaveworks has made both within the Kubernetes and CNCF community but also with our enterprise customers. GitOps brings configuration management and observability to the heart of deploying and operating Kubernetes infrastructure and applications at scale - reliably and quickly. What DevOps is to cloud, GitOps is to cloud native - a set of best practices and flexible workflows for cloud native technologies that upskills development and operations teams efficiently and effectively. Weaveworks’ developer enablement tools and approach of building a cloud native platform around Kubernetes benefits our large financial customers as well as cloud born start ups.

Alexis Richardson, CEO of Weaveworks, commented, “We are honored to receive the 451 Firestarter Award for our innovative approach to Kubernetes infrastructure and application management with GitOps. The right developer experiences enables development teams an easy on-ramp to Kubernetes and increases productivity that everybody in the organization benefits from. Operations shouldn’t be a headache but a means to an end - enabling teams to innovate rapidly and get the best product out to their customers quickly.”
“Cloud-native, and all that term encompasses, is the logical next step for enterprises using cloud infrastructure and applications to digitally transform their business – but this does introduce a level of complexity businesses are not equipped to address,” said William Fellows, Founder & Research Vice President at 451 Research. “Weaveworks provides a wide portfolio of developer enablement tools to aid and enable enterprises transition to a “cloud-native” future – earning them a well-deserved 451 Firestarter award.”

451 Research’s Firestarter program recognizes exceptional innovation within the information technology industry. Introduced in 2018, and awarded quarterly, the program is exclusively analyst-led, allowing its team of technology and market experts to highlight organizations they believe are significantly contributing to the overall pace and extent of innovation in the technology market. 

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About Weaveworks 

Weaveworks helps teams operate Cloud Native infrastructure and applications – quickly, reliably and at scale. We help infrastructure and platform teams build and operate their own Kubernetes application platform whether in the cloud or on-premise. Development and DevOps teams use our deployment and monitoring tools to build and operate powerful containerized applications. We’re experts in Docker, Kubernetes, microservices and Cloud Native technologies. We work with teams through all stages of their path to a cloud native platform working with them to explore, build and operate it ensuring it's reliable,scalable and has the latest capabilities. Weaveworks contributes to a range of open source projects, including Kubernetes, Docker, Weave Scope, Prometheus and Cortex, Weave Net and Weave Flux. It was one of the first members of the Cloud Native Computing Forum. Founded in 2014, the Company is backed by Google Ventures and Accel Partners. For more information, visit weave.works.

About 451 Research 

451 Research is a leading information technology research and advisory company focusing on technology innovation and market disruption. More than 100 analysts and consultants provide essential insight to more than 2,000 client organizations globally through syndicated research, advisory services and live events. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in New York, 451 Research is a division of the 451 Group. Learn more about the 451 Research Firestarters.