Restlet Named Cool Vendor in Specialized PaaS by Gartner

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Inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner validates our strategy to provide best-in-class API solutions to enterprises through an application PaaS - Jerome Louvel, CEO of Restlet

Restlet, creators of the most widely deployed framework for creating web APIs, today announced that it has been named a Cool Vendor in the “Cool Vendors in Specialized PaaS, 2015” (1) report by Gartner, Inc. The report highlights cool vendors that provide Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings for specific use cases.

In the report, Gartner analysts make the following recommendations for enterprises developing a PaaS strategy:

  • Look beyond aPaaS and iPaaS when developing your PaaS strategy. Treat specialized PaaS as you would any type of specialized middleware, as these systems offer compelling point solutions.
  • Consider PaaS solutions for all types of application requirements, not just cloud-centric scenarios. Develop plans to implement private and hybrid PaaS so that you can obtain PaaS benefits for your on-premises applications.

This recognition comes within six months of Restlet launching APISpark, a specialized PaaS for creating and hosting data-oriented Web APIs as well as managing and consuming any type of Web API, and Restlet Studio, a free visual API design tool. Restlet’s two new products work together with Restlet Framework, an open source API development framework that has been downloaded more than 2 million times.

“We feel that inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner validates our strategy to provide best-in-class API solutions to enterprises through an application PaaS,” said Jerome Louvel, CEO of Restlet. “Adoption of our new Platform as a Service, architected around APISpark, has been tremendous so far and we anticipate even faster uptake by enterprises in the next twelve months as more businesses strive to make their data and business logic easily available for third party developers and partners to consume through APIs.”

About Restlet
Restlet knows about APIs. The company develops and sells software that helps developers connect with business data and technology through a combination of open source and on-demand tools. Restlet’s comprehensive API platform powers the entire lifecycle of APIs, from design to development, hosting, and management. Founded and run by Jerome Louvel, a respected author and speaker on the topic of APIs, the company has US headquarters in Palo Alto, California. For more information please visit or follow @restlet on Twitter.

About Gartner Cool Vendors
Each year, Gartner identifies new Cool Vendors in key technology areas and publishes a series of research reports highlighting these innovative vendors and their products and services. The annual reports highlight emerging vendors that provide innovative technologies warranting attention from prospective customers.

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Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

(1) Gartner "Cool Vendors in Specialized PaaS, 2015," by Anne Thomas, Yefim V. Natis, and Keith Guttridge, April 23, 2015.

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