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The 2021 Tech Innovator Awards

Kyle Alspach

From among 373 applicants, CRN staff selected products spanning the IT industry—including in cloud, infrastructure, security, software and devices—that offer both strong differentiation and major partner opportunities.

Container Technology


Red Hat OpenShift

OpenShift, Red Hat’s widely used Kubernetes container platform, provides a hybrid cloud foundation for enterprise development of containerized applications—offering consistency across on-premises and public cloud workloads. Recent updates to Red Hat OpenShift have included new capabilities to enable faster development, such as through improved serverless functionality and allowing developers to use their Git workflow for automation of CI/CD pipelines. OpenShift also recently received security enhancements, such as providing applications with interoperability for IPv6 environments (used by federal agencies). And, in March, Red Hat debuted its OpenShift platform natively running on Amazon Web Services, with the OpenShift Service on AWS offering.


HYCU Protégé for Kubernetes

Offering protection for Kubernetes across multi-cloud environments, HYCU Protégé for Kubernetes includes capabilities such as dynamic detection of the creation of containerized applications; application of the correct backup policy to each app; identification of the dependencies between containerized apps; and the ability to scale up or down automatically.

Kasten by Veeam: Kasten K10 v4.0

Kasten K10, the flagship offering from Kasten by Veeam, is a data management solution that is purpose-built for Kubernetes—offering simplified backup and migration of cloud-native applications. Key capabilities include auto-application discovery, built-in compliance monitoring and policy-driven automation.

NetApp Astra Control

With its Astra Control application data management solution, NetApp simplifies the process of managing, protecting and moving Kubernetes workloads across environments—both public cloud and on-premises—as well as within those environments. Astra Control offers persistent container storage as well as application-aware data management capabilities, such as snapshot and backup/restore.

NeuVector 4.0

Recent updates in the NeuVector 4.0 container security solution include security automation via security-as-code functionality, enabling partners to embed security policies for continuous threat scanning; multi-cluster, multi-cloud management; and pre-configured security compliance templates for identifying possible compliance issues related to containerized environments.

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