In the ever-evolving world of DevOps, platform engineers constantly seek tools that can scale with their needs. We at Harness believe in delivering an excellent developer experience where best practices can be shared and governance can be effective without being burdensome.
We feel that this strategy has been reaffirmed - Harness ranked 1st in the Gartner report for the Platform Engineering use case in the 2023 Critical Capabilities for DevOps Platforms report.
The “research allows buyers of DevOps platforms to rank the ability of 12 vendors to provide 12 critical capabilities across four common use cases." The report defines Platform Engineering as “ Ability to target a broad set of cloud-native environments and an overall strong outer-loop capability supporting progressive release, containers and package management.” This makes sense to us at Harness. Platform teams are scaling new workloads, cloud infrastructure and consumable software delivery.
We are proud to have received the highest scores in the Platform Engineering use case, but we believe that’s only part of why Platform teams turn to Harness to improve developer experience and effectiveness.
Platform engineering teams are typically challenged with scale. They need to support a large developer community with a relatively small team. They know that handcrafting pipelines, infrastructure and governance for each team just won’t work.
Harness acts as a force multiplier for these teams, having been architected to scale configuration.
This analysis for this report predates the release of two new Harness modules that focus on the platform engineer:
The success of platform engineering teams reduces burnout and increases developer effectiveness. This is good stuff. At Harness, we look forward to continuing to partner with and deliver for the Platform engineers.
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Gartner,. “Critical Capabilities for DevOps Platforms”, Published 4 September 2023. By Thomas Murphy, Manjunath Bhat, Joachim Herschmann, Daniel Betts, Chris Saunderson, Hassan Ennaciri, Bill Holz, Peter Hyde
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