Forrester Wave: Infrastructure Automation Platforms, Q3 2019

The 11 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

by Chris Gardner

Forrester Wave Report


In Forrester's 31-criterion evaluation of infrastructure automation platform providers, they identified the 11 most significant ones — BMC software, Chef software, HashiCorp, Micro focus, Microsoft,, Puppet, red Hat, saltstack, Turbonomic, and VMware — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps i&o professionals select the right one for their needs.


In this report you will learn:

  • What defines the cloud automation market
  • Which companies lead the pack based on a 31 criterion evaluation
  • How VMware provides a menu of solutions that work well together through the vRealize Suite