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VSHN is Rising Star Switzerland at ISG Provider Lens 2019

26. Nov 2018

ISG has published the Provider Lens Switzerland 2019 study and awarded VSHN the title of “Rising Star Switzerland”.

VSHN is Rising Star at Cloud Transformation/Operation Services & XaaS

We are delighted to have been awarded Rising Star by ISG Provider Lens Switzerland 2019 – Cloud Transformation / Operation Services & XaaS.
ISG annually awards the Rising Star to the product challenger with the highest potential for the future, which convinces in particular by its promising product portfolio and promising roadmap, focusing on key market trends and customer value.
ISG defines the selection criteria of the Rising Star as follows:

“Rising Stars are mostly product challengers with high future potential. When receiving the “Rising Star” award, such companies have a promising portfolio, including the required roadmap and an adequate focus on key market trends and customer requirements. Also, the “Rising Star” has an excellent management and understanding of the local market. This award is only given to vendors or service providers that have made extreme progress towards their goals within the last 12 months and are on a good way to reach the leader quadrant within the next 12-24 months, due to their above-average impact and innovative strength.”

Cloud Transformation/Operation Services & XaaS Quadrant

About the Managed Public Cloud Services area

The Managed Public Cloud Services area takes a look at vendors offering Managed Services on third-party IaaS platforms. The services typically include proactive monitoring, automation and cloud platform management to maximize the performance of workloads in the cloud, reduce costs, and ensure security and availability.
In particular, the study emphasizes DevOps willingness, new business models and agility. Also very important is the willingness to constantly evolve, to think outside the box and to be able to leave the comfort zone in order to offer new business models and technologies such as container. Managed Service Providers have become strategic partners for customers on their way to cloud transformation and public cloud usage through their specialization.
The biggest challenge for Managed Public Cloud Service Providers is to keep up with the evolutions and advancements of the public cloud, while developing a better understanding of the customers and their business processes.
Vendors need to invest in their people and their skills, and further develop DevOps know-how.

Meaning of the award for VSHN

What is the significance of the award as Rising Star for VSHN?
Firstly, the study confirms our daily work and our strategy of not doing everything ourselves but focusing on the operation of modern hosting platforms and future technologies such as Docker, OpenShift and Kubernetes, to automate and to collaborate with partners.
On the other hand, the study results confirm that Switzerland is a multi-cloud country and DevOps is “the way to go”:

DevOps, the combination of software development (Dev) and operations engineering (Ops).

For this reason, we are extremely happy to receive the Rising Star award and see the award as a confirmation of our path so far, as well as an incentive to become even better in the future.

Review of 2018 and future

The year 2018 was (and is) certainly a trailblazing one for VSHN.
With exciting new projects such as the Federal Government’s Linked Data Plattform and the Australian Ministry of Finance’s GovCMS platform, reaching the top 10 fastest growing ICT companies in Switzerland and now the Rising Star award in the ISG provider Lens we are looking forward to the rest of the year and to an equally successful and exciting year 2019.
At this point a big thank you to our VSHNeers, partners and companions. We will continue to develop steadily in the future and not stand still.

About ISG Provider Lens

In the Provider Lens, the market research company ISG rates Swiss cloud providers for the attractiveness of their product portfolio and their competitive strength.
ISG is one of the leading market research and consulting companies in the information technology segment, helping more than 700 clients worldwide to achieve operational excellence. Customers have the proven expertise in innovative technology solutions, the industry’s most comprehensive database, and more than 50 years of experience and global leadership in an international information and consulting firm.
ISG is based in Stamford, Connecticut with 21 locations worldwide and supports its customers in Germany, Switzerland and Austria through its locations in Frankfurt a. M., Kassel and Zurich.

About VSHN – The DevOps Company

VSHN AG is the leading Swiss partner for DevOpsDockerKubernetesOpenShift and 24/7 Cloud Operations. VSHN helps software developers run their applications agile and 24/7 on any infrastructure while relieving the burden on IT operations.
Since 2014, we are serving more than 900 servers in 20 different clouds as well as on-premises at customer locations with a total of more than 62’000 services for 300 different customers and partners. We are ISO 27001 certified and work to the strict FINMA guidelines to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer information at all times.
With, we have created a Red Hat OpenShift based Swiss container platform, where we can offer Managed Services as a PaaS solution (Platform-as-a-Service) on any infrastructure: public, dedicated, private and on-premises.
At VSHN, we believe in openness and transparency, so we let you decide where to store your data (we call this multi-cloud strategy). Either locally in your own data center (on-premise) or at a cloud provider location of your choice. Take a look at our services and learn more about our services and how we can possibly support you. Follow us on Twitter and don’t miss any news.



Markus Speth

Marketing, Strategy & New Work

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