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Top 55 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2011

Who’s on your cloud computing radar?

It's that time again. Today we take a look at 1Q 2011 to see which Cloud players are gaining mindshare. You can guarantee that the Cloud computing segment will be even more exciting to watch in 2011 than it was in 2010 as large enterprise information technology companies continue their rapid restructuring to an on-demand cloud computing model by gobbling up tasty Cloud morsels seeking to save time and money in the process by adding proven, high quality Cloud solutions to their portfolios.

The easy pickings are disappearing quickly as the giants of IT put their healthy cash positions to work in an effort to win over the hearts and minds of SMB and corporate customer.

It won't be easy as new entrants to the enterprise market like Amazon and Google charge ahead at breathtaking speeds threatening the legacy player's dominance.

While those companies are not held back by years of legacy infrastructure, their Achilles heel seems to be underestimating the complexity of the enterprise market where a better mousetrap doesn't necessarily win the day unless it can penetrate the regulatory, privacy, and security obstacles to name but a few of the challenges that lie ahead. Leaders like Salesforce.com understand the enterprise challenge and their leadership staffing reflects that deep enterprise and channel knowledge.

Before we dive into the list, let's take a quick look at the 2010 / 2011 acquisitions activity to gain some insight into the direction of the market players.

2010 Acquisitions:

2011 Acquisitions:

With that M&A activity as background, here are the rankings for the Top 55 Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2011 (bolded entries are my current favorites). As customary, the list below is a subjective impression of Cloud Service Providers (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) on my cloud computing radar.

  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS),
    1. Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2),
    2. Simple Storage Service (S3),
    3. Virtual Private Cloud (VPC),
    4. Elastic Beanstalk,
    5. Elastic Block Store (EBS),
    6. CloudFront,
    7. Cloud Formation,
    8. CloudWatch
  2. Salesforce.com
    1. Sales Cloud 2 (CRM),
    2. Service Cloud 2 (Support),
    3. Force.com (Development Platform),
    4. Chatter (Collaboration),
    5. Heroku,
    6. Database.com,
    7. Jigsaw,
    8. RemedyForce,
    9. AppExchange
  3. Google Apps (Web based business applications suite)
  4. VMWare (Virtualization management)
    1. vCloud Director,
    2. vCenter,
    3. vSphere
  5. Citrix – XenServer (Virtualization), VMLogix
  6. Rackspace – Cloud Builders / OpenStack, CloudKick
  7. HP – 3PAR, Vertica (Data Analytics)
  8. Dell – Boomi (AtomSphere – Cloud Integration)
  9. Cisco
  10. CA Technologies3Tera AppLogic (Turnkey Cloud computing platform)
  11. EMC
  12. Equinix
  13. IBM Smart Business, Cloudburst
  14. Microsoft Azure, Hyper-V
  15. Verizon – Terremark
  16. AT&T Synaptic
  17. BMC
  18. CSC Cloud
  19. Abiquo (Enterprise Cloud management)
  20. Rightscale (Cloud management platform)
  21. Joyent (Cloud software for service providers)
  22. GoGrid (Cloud infrastructure solutions – IaaS)
  23. rPath (On demand IT systems automation)
  24. Radware (Integrated application delivery solutions)
  25. OpenNebula (Open source cloud computing toolkit, infrastructure as a service)
  26. Appistry (CloudIQ storage management platform)
  27. NetSuite (Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP and financials suite)
  28. Zuora (Cloud based subscription billing and payment solutions)
  29. Eucalyptus (Open source private cloud software)
  30. CohesiveFT (Cloud container virtualization solutions)
  31. Kaavo (Infrastructure and middleware on demand)
  32. Appirio – Cloud Connectors (Cloud solution provider)
  33. LongJump (Platform as a Service provider)
  34. Nimbula (Enterprise Cloud operating system)
  35. AppZero (Virtual application appliances)
  36. Enomaly – Elastic Compute Platform (ECP) (Cloud service provider platform)
  37. Symplified (Security – Unified access management for SaaS)
  38. Savvis (Cloud infrastructure as a service)
  39. OpSource (Enterprise Cloud and managed hosting services)
  40. Gigaspaces (Enterprise PaaS and ISV SaaS enablement)
  41. Rollbase (Cloud platforms for business applications)
  42. Nasuni (Cloud storage)
  43. Egnyte (Hybrid Cloud storage)
  44. GoodData (Sales and marketing collaborative analytics)
  45. CloudShare (IT as a Service)
  46. Crosscheck Networks (Service Oriented Architecture – SOA web services)
  47. Caspio (Online database platform)
  48. Netuitive (Predictive analytics platform)
  49. Cloud.com (Cloud computing infrastructure and management software)
  50. Hosting.com (Cloud  hosting and recovery services)
  51. Navisite (Managed Cloud hosting services)
  52. SoftLayer (On demand data center and hosting services)
  53. CloudSwitch(Enterprise Cloud computing services)
  54. enStratus (Cloud governance)
  55. Okta (On demand identity and access management)

Honorable mentions go to:

Who’s on your cloud computing radar?

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Disclosure: The opinions expressed here are my own. I have no direct stock holdings in any company mentioned. I am a member of the Ulitzer Blog Network serving as Founder and Editor of several Journals, and am not an employee of Ulitzer, SYS-CON, CloudTweaks, Cloudbook, Focus Expert network, or any other website where this blog post may appear.

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Ray DePena worked at IBM for over 12 years in various senior global roles in managed hosting sales, services sales, global marketing programs (business innovation), marketing management, partner management, and global business development.
His background includes software development, computer networking, systems engineering, and IT project management. He holds an MBA in Information Systems, Marketing, and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business, and a BBA in Computer Systems from the City University of New York at Baruch College.

Named one of the World's 30 Most Influential Cloud Computing Bloggers in 2009, Top 50 Bloggers on Cloud Computing in 2010, and Top 100 Bloggers on Cloud Computing in 2011, he is the Founder and Editor of Amazon.com Journal,Competitive Business Innovation Journal,and Salesforce.com Journal.

He currently serves as an Industry Advisor for the Higher Education Sector on a National Science Foundation Initiative on Computational Thinking. Born and raised in New York City, Mr. DePena now lives in northern California. He can be followed on:

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