Transparency, Savings & Security Compliance – Your New Best Friends

Built by Admins for Admins, Runecast Analyzer is acclaimed by IT virtualization experts for providing real-time, automated and actionable configuration and security compliance analysis for organizations of all sizes.

Company Overview

Runecast was founded in 2014 by a team of virtualization professionals with a vision: help IT System Admins get and maintain control of their environments. Today, organizations around the world benefit from our patented solution, Runecast Analyzer, and its predictive and actionable intelligence for increasingly complex hybrid cloud IT environments.

The Runecast team’s dedication to providing unrivaled customer experience has earned us a five-star Capterra rating from customer reviews. In 2020, Runecast was named a Gartner Cool Vendor and won Computing’s SME awards for Best Place to Work in Digital and Cloud Security Product of the Year.

Security by design: No data leaves your site

We keep your hybrid cloud 'audit-ready' by providing you automated security compliance audits for common industry standards like ISO 27001, CIS Benchmarks, NIST, PCI DSS, HIPAA, DISA STIG, BSI IT-Grundschutz and GDPR, with additional standards regularly added to Runecast Analyzer's capabilities. The best part? All of this happens securely on-premises (and even offline), with no data ever needing to leave your control.

We help stabilize and secure mission-critical IT operations

Organizations use Runecast Analyzer to quickly detect and mitigate service risks, and ensure maximum performance and security compliance within their mission-critical IT operations. These include: Chevron, Erste Bank, Raiffeisen Bank, de Volksbank, Fujisoft, Scania, Avast Software, DHU Health Care (NHS 111 service), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), and many more. The Enterprise Console provides a simple, consolidated view of larger environments.

Runecast History Timeline

- 2020 -

Runecast Analyzer version 4 brought many new capabilities. Beginning with security audits for CIS Benchmarks in 4.1, the Analyzer saw the addition in 4.2 of SAP HANA insights and NIST audits for VMware. This was followed by a new Enterprise Console, vSphere 7 support, Pure Storage best practices, and AWS audits for NIST and GDPR.

Runecast Analyzer 4.5 introduced Kubernetes insights and Custom Profiles, followed by security audits for ISO 27001 and NSX-T coverage.

Runecast obtained a US Patent for technology in the analyzer and was named an EIT Digital Challenge Finalist for “sophisticated, hard-to-reproduce digital technologies that fuel digital transformation.”

Runecast was named a Gartner Cool Vendor and won Computing’s SME awards for Best Place to Work in Digital and Cloud Security Product of the Year, plus several ‘FINALIST’ awards, included Computing’s 2020 Leaders Award for Security Project of the Year its Rising Star Award for Company of the Year, and SDC Awards’ Data Security/Compliance Project of the Year.

- 2019 -

Runecast Analyzer 3.0 launched with ESXi upgrade simulations against VMware’s HCL, plus auto-remediation workflows. IDG Connect named Runecast one of “20 Red-Hot, Pre-IPO Companies to Watch in the 2019 B2B Tech” space. Runecast won a €1.9M EU Horizon 2020 grant to accelerate the development of its Runecast AI Knowledge Automation (RAIKA) technology.

Runecast Analyzer 4.0 launched support for AWS cloud. As well, Runecast earned great recognition with a “VMworld Finalist Award” from TechTarget and additional finalist rankings for Computing magazine Technology Product Awards (Best Virtualisation Product and Technology Innovator of the Year), a Computing magazine Security Excellence Award (Security Automation), and an SDC Award (Digital Transformation Company of the Year).

- 2018 -

Runecast Analyzer 2.0 launched, with a new dashboard and features including historical trending analysis and automated PCI DSS and HIPAA security checks – now integrated also with vSAN, NSX, and Horizon.

Computing magazine named Runecast a UK IT Industry Awards Finalist. Also, Runecast created an exclusive ‘KB Hunt’ game for VMware admins, to help them memorize the most dangerous issues that can cause a Purple Screen of Death (PSOD) if they're not resolved in time.

- 2017 -

Highly scalable Runecast Analyzer 1.5 was released, supporting multiple vCenters;  a Security Compliance focus was added to Runecast Analyzer with automated DISA STIG checks.

Runecast won a Tech Trailblazer Award and was a Finalist for a CRN Tech Innovators Award.

- 2016 -

Runecast started to land big customers like Verizon Wireless in the USA, DLR in Germany, and entered the Japanese market with a Fujisoft partnership.

Runecast received 1.6M EUR in Seed funding from leading Central European investors Credo Ventures (Prague) and Limerock Fund Manager (Bratislava).

Runecast founders

- 2015 -

Runecast Analyzer 1.0 was rolled out at VMworld San Francisco. Runecast won an Editor’s Choice Award from Virtualization Review.

Runecast office party

- 2014 -

A group of ex-IBM virtualization experts had a vision to provide real-time automated insights for mission-critical IT environments – using human-readable ‘sources of truth’, using Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create machine-readable rules from it, and building it all into Runecast Analyzer.


Where We Are

Headquartered in London (U.K.), with a development center in the beautiful Czech city of Brno (sometimes called the Silicon Valley of Central Europe), Runecast has additional offices in Prague (Czech Republic), Sydney (Australia), and Phoenix (Arizona, USA), plus a Partner Network that spans the globe.

Where We Come From

The Runecast team comprises over 50 trailblazers whose tendencies to see the world a little differently have resulted in an unparalleled software solution for mission-critical data centers and other IT environments. Basically, we’re a diverse bunch of engineers, inventors, disruptors, consultants, and communicators from around the world.

We represent the following countries, either by home base, nationality, or other origins: Australia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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