Gartner Group Recognizes Windocks, as SQL Server Containers go Mainstream

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Windocks recognized as one of the "Cool Vendors for Cloud Infrastructure, 2018

Windocks, a leader in SQL Server data delivery, announced it has been recognized by the Gartner Group as a "Cool Vendor in Cloud Infrastructure, 2018.”

The Gartner Group report states, "In 24 months Windocks has evolved from an independent Windows container engine into an enterprise data delivery solution. Windocks 3.0 (May 2018) supports use of storage arrays, along with Windows database clones, with delivery to any SQL Server environment, including Microsoft’s Docker SQL containers and instances, in addition to Windocks SQL Server containers.”

"Adoption of SQL Server containers is accelerating, reflecting Docker’s growing popularity,” said Paul Stanton, co-founder of Windocks. "Enterprises modernize SQL Server workflows with containers and database cloning, delivering data on-demand for development, test, reporting and BI. SQL Server containers are the path forward for organizations interested in SQL Server 2017 on Linux.”

Combining SQL Server containers and database cloning addresses critical enterprise needs:

  • Data as a Service: multi-terabyte databases are available on-demand in seconds, via Docker commands or a web portal, where enterprise data access has previously required hours or days.
  • Flexibility for Cloud and On Premise use: Windocks runs wherever Windows Servers are supported, including public cloud or on premise infrastructure, including Kubernetes clusters.
  • For SQL DBAs and Developers: Windocks reflects customer preference for application driven automation of infrastructure. Windocks installs on existing systems and infrastructure, and enables immediate productivity without complicated PowerShell scripting.
  • Economy: Windocks is available in a free Community Edition, with commercial licenses starting at $199/month for small teams.

To learn more about Windocks as a Gartner "Cool Vendor" please visit: Cool Vendors in Cloud Infrastructure. To learn more about Windocks, please visit:

About Windocks:

Windocks combines Docker Windows containers with SQL Server database cloning for a modern, open data delivery solution. Enterprises modernize application development, test, reporting and BI with existing licenses and infrastructure, at a fraction of the cost of alternatives.

To learn more, please visit, or email info(at)windocks(dot)com

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