October 25, 2019

Solo.io Named a Gartner 2019 Cool Vendor for Connecting Digital Workplace Applications and Services

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Solo.io, the software company that helps organizations adopt and operate innovative cloud native technologies, today announced that it has been recognized in the 2019 Cool Vendors for Connecting Digital Workplace Applications and Services report by Gartner, Inc.: https://www.gartner.com/doc/3970416.

"We are thrilled to be recognized as a 2019 Gartner Cool Vendor," said Idit Levine, founder and CEO of Solo.io. "We feel this validates our vision of enabling modernization to and operation of microservices, serverless and service mesh technologies and are laser focused on continuing to innovate in these areas."

This is the third major recognition Solo.io has received this year. Solo.io was named one of the hottest startups by CRN and was named a company to watch in 2020 by SD Times." data-reactid="13">This is the third major recognition Solo.io has received this year. Solo.io was named one of the hottest startups by CRN and was named a company to watch in 2020 by SD Times.

Solo.io was founded in 2017 and has open sourced popular projects like Gloo, a modern Envoy Proxy based API Gateway, Squash for debugging microservices and SuperGloo for service mesh orchestration. In December 2018, Solo.io emerged from stealth at KubeCon where it launched Gloo Enterprise which builds on top of open source Gloo to provide additional security, policy and management capabilities for the API gateway environment.

In May 2019, Solo.io released the first industry hub dedicated to service mesh to accelerate adoption, advance innovation and foster collaboration: https://servicemeshhub.io. Solo.io also introduced a new project, Gloo Shot, a controlled chaos engineering tool to complement Squash in improving and managing the health of modern applications.

Also in May, Solo.io announced a collaboration with Microsoft for the Service Mesh Interface (SMI) specification and the first reference implementations of this specification in the Service Mesh Hub and SuperGloo. Service mesh is an innovative cloud native technology available from Istio, Linkerd, AWS App Mesh, HashiCorp Consul and others that abstracts application level networking from the application code.

David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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