In the present day Crimson Hat introduced a definitive settlement to amass StackRox. That is an thrilling milestone for StackRox and an amazing validation of our revolutionary strategy to container and Kubernetes safety. It combines the business’s first Kubernetes-native safety platform with Crimson Hat’s main enterprise Kubernetes platform, OpenShift – serving to companies additional speed up their digital transformation initiatives by extra securely constructing, deploying and operating their cloud-native functions wherever. StackRox will proceed to assist a number of Kubernetes choices akin to Amazon EKS, Azure AKS, and Google GKE. You possibly can achieve extra insights from Ashesh Badani, Senior Vice President of Cloud Platforms at Crimson Hat, in this weblog put up.
StackRox was based over six years in the past with an preliminary concentrate on runtime safety for containers. Over time, primarily based on buyer suggestions and business traits round DevSecOps and shift-left safety, we expanded the product footprint to cowl use instances throughout the construct and deploy phases of the container lifecycle.
Over two and half years in the past, we made a strategic choice to focus solely on Kubernetes and pivoted our total product to be Kubernetes-native. Whereas this appears apparent immediately; it wasn’t so then. Quick ahead to 2020 and Kubernetes has emerged because the de facto working system for cloud-native functions and hybrid cloud environments. In keeping with CNCF, Kubernetes is now utilized by 91% of its annual survey respondents, with 83% of them utilizing it in manufacturing in comparison with 58% simply two years in the past.
In the present day, DevOps and Safety groups at cloud-native corporations, Fortune 500 corporations and authorities companies, depend on StackRox to implement safety and compliance insurance policies throughout your complete container lifecycle.
Why Is Crimson Hat Buying StackRox?
2020 was a watershed yr for StackRox. Regardless of the challenges introduced by the worldwide pandemic, we grew over 2.5x whereas staying true to our core worth of exceeding buyer expectations as proven by our buyer satisfaction, retention and enlargement metrics. We delivered 17 main releases and launched KubeLinter, our first open supply mission, a static evaluation instrument to determine misconfigurations in Kubernetes deployments.
Crimson Hat acknowledged that StackRox’s revolutionary strategy to container and Kubernetes safety was an ideal complement to its imaginative and prescient of delivering hybrid cloud software program architectures that may be deployed wherever. With StackRox, OpenShift prospects achieve a single platform to extra securely construct, deploy and run cloud-native apps throughout their total fleet of Kubernetes clusters.
By becoming a member of Crimson Hat, we will speed up product innovation and obtain far larger scale, on a worldwide degree, than we’d have the ability to obtain as an unbiased startup. Crimson Hat sees the large Kubernetes safety advantages our prospects have loved, understands how safety stays a prime precedence, and is aware of that collectively we will additional improve the worth we offer to our prospects.
What This Means For Our Clients
As an organization, considered one of our core values is to exceed buyer expectations. We perceive how essential Kubernetes safety is to our prospects’ success. As we enter into this settlement, our prospects stay our prime precedence, and we’re excited in regards to the extra sources we will make use of to supply our prospects even larger enterprise worth.
By becoming a member of forces with Crimson Hat, we will speed up our product roadmap and be ready to carry revolutionary capabilities to our prospects quicker; a lot of them had been deliberate in collaboration with our prospects and we all know that they may assist prospects get pleasure from even larger profit from our platform.
With its heritage and dedication to open supply, Crimson Hat additionally recognized synergies with StackRox as a cloud-native firm with a high-caliber staff and a rising open supply technique. As a part of Crimson Hat, we will share our experience and know-how with the open supply group and construct on the good work that Crimson Hat is already doing inside the cloud-native ecosystem.
The Subsequent Step
Bringing StackRox’s Kubernetes Safety Platform to Crimson Hat’s main enterprise Kubernetes platform, OpenShift, excited us from the day Crimson Hat approached us with the concept of becoming a member of forces. Over the previous a number of weeks, we’ve got gotten to know one another negotiating this settlement and there couldn’t be a greater strategic and cultural match between our two corporations.
As we sit up for the following step in our journey, I want to take a second to sincerely thank our prospects for trusting us for container and Kubernetes safety. I want to thank our main buyers – Amplify Companions, Sequoia Capital, Redpoint, Menlo Ventures and Highland Capital Companions – in your perception in our imaginative and prescient and in your unwavering assist.
Lastly, I want to thank our total staff for his or her continued dedication and relentless dedication to our imaginative and prescient, our prospects and to one another. Ali, I and your complete StackRox staff are thrilled to affix Crimson Hat and speed up our imaginative and prescient of enabling organisations to securely construct, deploy and run their cloud-native functions wherever.