Gartner Cool Vendor
Announcements, Tetrate

Tetrate named 2021 Cool Vendor by Gartner

by JJ and Varun

We are excited to share that Tetrate is recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Cloud Computing. When we started Tetrate in 2018, we had the clear vision to productize and simplify application connectivity and security for cloud native apps and workloads. We were able to attract many talented engineers to lead, steer, and contribute to the Istio, Envoy, and Apache SkyWalking projects in open source. We had the right talent and technology ingredients to build a product that could comprehensively address application security, connectivity, observability, and reliability to enable uninterrupted end-user experience. We were all aligned on the product vision.

But from the beginning, we always knew that building a product for enterprise customers requires empathy. We partnered with our early customers to listen, learn, ideate, and iterate on product features and capabilities. We found that the real need was more than just a service mesh. The real need was to bridge legacy and modern, to pave a path to safely modernize. The real need was to bridge on-premises with on-cloud, to pave a path for seamless movement of workloads between them. The real need was to go beyond conventional perimeter security, to be able to secure all applications in a consistent way. These and many more learnings went into building Tetrate Service Bridge. That’s how it gets done at Tetrate, now and forever.

Jeff Bezos said it well,

“We innovate by starting with the customer and working backwards. That becomes the touchstone for how we invent.”

 

Gartner’s cool vendor recognition is an important milestone and a validation for Tetrate Service Bridge. It’s a milestone but not the destination. There is a lot to do and more to come. Thanks to Gartner for the recognition, and to our customers and partners. You can read the report to learn what Gartner has to say about Tetrate and our product. Our congratulations to the other companies and their products that were recognized as well!

Download the Gartner 2021 Cool Vendor report



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Announcements, Funding, Tetrate

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I’m excited to announce that Tetrate has raised $40M in Series B financing, led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from  Scale Venture Partners, NTTVC, and previous investors, Dell Technologies CapitalIntel Capital, 8VC, and Samsung NEXT.  I would like to thank my colleagues (aka Tetrands), investors, customers, partners, and friends for their continued support.

The funding will allow us to expand our go-to-market operations globally and double down on engineering to further support our customers in building their connectivity fabric with Tetrate Service Bridge, the only hybrid cloud application networking platform. It will also help us bring Tetrate Cloud, a new SaaS offering to market: a fully managed Istio based service mesh platform to enable “one experience, any cloud.”

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GetIstio, Open Source, Tetrate

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Istio is one of the most popular and fast-growing open source projects in the cloud native world;  while this growth speaks volumes about the value users get from Istio, ease of getting started with and it’s rapid release cadence can be a challenge for many users. Combine that with managing several different versions of Istio clusters at the same time, manually configuring CA certificates for cloud platforms etc – it could get really daunting pretty quickly.

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AWS, Istio, Tetrate, Tetrate Service Bridge

Tetrate expands AWS partnership to bring enterprise grade Istio for EKS and EKS Distro

Tetrate’s partnership with AWS, with today’s announcement of Amazon EKS Distro (EKS-D), provides their joint customers with unified application connectivity and security across workloads, on-premises and on AWS cloud. EKS-D was unveiled at re:Invent 2020 as a Kubernetes offering that can run on-premises, in data centers owned or operated by customers. There are several benefits to EKS-D that we believe will be useful for customers in accelerating, streamlining, and unifying the efforts needed to modernize their applications and cloud migration. 

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