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Top 110 Cloud Computing Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 2Q 2011

And 120 Up and Coming Cloud Innovators, Movers and Shakers.

Happy 4th of July! I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend (if you happen to live in the U.S.)

Today we take a look at the first half of 2011 to see which Cloud players are gaining mind share. In addition to the “Top 110 Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share,” I have included “The Leaderboard”, 120 Up and Coming Cloud Innovators, Movers and Shakers.

So far the segment has been brimming with excitement as large enterprise information technology companies continue their rapid restructuring to an on-demand cloud computing model by enhancing their portfolios through acquisitions.

Before we see the most recent changes, lets take a quick look at the 2011 acquisitions (2010 activity can be found here).

2011 Acquisitions:

With that M&A activity as background, here are the rankings for the Top 110 Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 2Q 2011. As customary, the list below is a subjective impression of Cloud Service Providers (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), and Cloud Technology enablers 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. Google Apps (Web based business applications suite)
  3. Salesforce.com* [Salesforce blog post]
    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
  4. VMWare(Virtualization management)
    1. vCloud Director,
    2. vCenter,
    3. vSphere
    4. Hyperic (Open Source Networking Software)
  5. Citrix – XenServer (Virtualization), VMLogix
  6. HP – 3PAR, Vertica (Data Analytics)
  7. Dell – Boomi (AtomSphere – Cloud Integration)* [Dell blog post]
  8. IBM Smart Business, Cloudburst
  9. Microsoft Azure, Hyper-V* [Microsoft blog post]
  10. CA Technologies3Tera AppLogic (Turnkey Cloud computing platform)
  11. EMC
  12. Intel* [Intel blog posts]
  13. Equinix (Data Center Platform)
  14. Cisco,  newScale (Data center services)
  15. Verizon – Terremark * [Verizon blog post]
  16. Apple – iCloud
  17. AT&T Synaptic
  18. BMC
  19. CSC Cloud
  20. ARM Holdings
  21. NTT‘s Dimension DataOpSource (Enterprise Cloud and managed hosting services)
  22. Time Warner Cable -Navisite (Managed Cloud hosting services)
  23. Fujitsu – Manufacturing “Engineering Cloud”
  24. Rackspace – Cloud Builders / OpenStackCloudKick
  25. Abiquo (Enterprise Cloud management)
  26. Rightscale (Cloud management platform)
  27. Eucalyptus (Open source private cloud software)
  28. Joyent (Cloud software for service providers)
  29. GoGrid (Cloud infrastructure solutions – IaaS)
  30. NetSuite (Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP and financials suite)
  31. SugarCRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  32. Zuora (Cloud based subscription billing and payment solutions)
  33. CohesiveFT (Cloud container virtualization solutions)
  34. Red Hat (Enterprise virtualization / Linux)
  35. Kaavo (Infrastructure and middleware on demand)
  36. rPath (On demand IT systems automation)
  37. SoftLayer (On demand data center and hosting services)
  38. CloudSwitch(Enterprise Cloud computing services)
  39. Adaptive (Data Center automation)
  40. HubSpan (Business Process Integration)
  41. BitNami (Cloud Hosting Service)* [BitNami review]
  42. F5 Networks (Cloud Infrastructure and Storage)
  43. Radware (Integrated application delivery solutions)
  44. AppZero (Virtual application appliances)
  45. OpenNebula (Open source cloud computing toolkit, infrastructure as a service)
  46. Appistry (CloudIQ storage management platform)
  47. Appirio – Cloud Connectors (Cloud solution provider)
  48. LongJump (Platform as a Service provider)
  49. Juniper Networks (Cloud-ready Data Center Infrastructure)
  50. Nimbula (Enterprise Cloud operating system)
  51. CloudSwitch(Enterprise Cloud computing services)
  52. Enomaly – Elastic Compute Platform (ECP) (Cloud service provider platform)
  53. Symplified (Security – Unified access management for SaaS)
  54. CenturyLinkSavvis (Cloud infrastructure as a service)
  55. Gigaspaces (Enterprise PaaS and ISV SaaS enablement)
  56. Delphix (Database Virtualization)
  57. Scalr (Dynamic server provisioning)
  58. Rollbase (Cloud platforms for business applications)
  59. Amplidata (Optimized Object Storage)* [Amplidata review]
  60. Intalio (Private Cloud computing solutions)
  61. Parallels (Virtualization and automation software)
  62. Nasuni (Cloud storage)
  63. mindSHIFT (Cloud Service Provider for SMB)
  64. Egnyte (Hybrid Cloud storage)
  65. RightNow (Cloud based Social, Web, and Contact Center Platform)
  66. CloudShare (IT as a Service)
  67. Jive Software (Social CRM)
  68. JumpBox (Open source virtual appliance)
  69. Crosscheck Networks (Service Oriented Architecture – SOA web services)
  70. Caspio (Online database platform)
  71. Netuitive (Predictive analytics platform)* [Netuitive blog post]
  72. Cordys (Cloud MashApp platform)
  73. VirtuStream (Enterprise Cloud Solutions)
  74. Cloud.com (Cloud computing infrastructure and management software)
  75. Zendesk (Web based Helpdesk software)
  76. Hosting.com (Cloud  hosting and recovery services)
  77. RainStor (Big Data Solutions)
  78. Puppet Labs (Open Source Data Center Automation)
  79. MyERP (Business Applications)
  80. Cloudant (Integrated database, analytics, and search)
  81. Couchbase (NoSQL database)
  82. Practice Fusion (Electronic Health / Medical Records)* [PracticeFusion blog post]
  83. Zoho (Business, Productivity, and Collaboration Applications)
  84. Box.net (Content Management)
  85. enStratus (Cloud governance)
  86. Engine Yard (Ruby application development platform)
  87. Cloudera (Open source data analysis)
  88. OpenNebula (Cloud Management)
  89. SOASTA (Cloud testing)
  90. Akamai  Cloud (Cloud Performance Optimization)
  91. Mezeo (Cloud storage)
  92. Intacct (Cloud based Financial and Accounting software)
  93. Pano Logic (Virtual Desktops)
  94. Okta (On demand identity and access management)
  95. Astadia (Marketing automation, sales enablement)
  96. Nirvanix (Enterprise Cloud Storage, Storage Delivery Network)
  97. GoodData (Sales and marketing collaborative analytics)
  98. AtTask (Project Management)
  99. IOTurbine (VM I/O Performance Management)
  100. Navajo Systems (Virtual Private SaaS – VPS)
  101. Ncomputing (Desktop virtualization)
  102. Nimsoft (Cloud monitoring)* [Nimsoft review]
  103. Nolio (Application release automation)
  104. Zeus Technology (Elastic Application Delivery)
  105. ReliaCloud (Cloud servers and storage)
  106. RingCentral (Cloud based Phone System)
  107. LayeredTech (Cloud hosting and managed services)
  108. CGI (Cloud Services)
  109. Twilio (Cloud communications – web services)
  110. Workbooks (Web based CRM and Business Applications for SMB)

The Leaderboard: 120 Up and Coming Cloud Innovators, Movers & Shakers:

  1. 10Gen (Open source document database)
  2. 37Signals (Collaboration, project and contact management)
  3. Active Endpoints (Business Process Management)
  4. Acquia (Social Publishing)
  5. Adeptol (Cloud Connect)
  6. Aerohive Networks (Enterprise Management)
  7. All Covered (Business Continuity)
  8. AppNeta (formerly Apparent Networks – Network Performance Management)
  9. Apigee (API Management)
  10. Aprimo (Integrated Marketing)
  11. Arjuna (Cloud consulting)
  12. Aria Systems (Subscription Billing Management)
  13. Aryaka (Enterprise Communications & Network Services)
  14. Aspera (Software License Management)
  15. Atlantis Computing (Virtual Desktops)
  16. Basic Gov (Software as a Service – SaaS for government)
  17. Bill.com (Payment and Invoicing)
  18. Birst (On Demand Business Intelligence)
  19. BlueLock (Virtual Datacenter)
  20. Bluewolf (Software as a Service – SaaS consulting)
  21. Board Suite Corp (On Demand Governance)
  22. Calxeda (formerly Smooth-Stone)
  23. Care Cloud (Healthcare)
  24. Cenzic (Security)
  25. Certain Software (Event Management)
  26. Cotendo (Cloud based Acceleration Services)
  27. Clarizen (Project Management)
  28. Cloud9Analytics (Sales forecasting and pipeline management)
  29. CloudCentral (Cloud servers and hosting)
  30. CloudCruiser (Cloud migration solutions)
  31. Cloud Passage (SaaS security)
  32. CloudSigma (Cloud servers and hosting, Infrastructure as a Service – IaaS)
  33. CloudScale (Real-time analytics)
  34. Cloud Sherpas (Google Apps Reseller)
  35. CloudSoft (Transactional application scaling and distribution)
  36. Cloudworks (Virtual desktop)
  37. Coraid (Cloud Storage)
  38. Corefino (SaaS Accounting)
  39. Coupa (Spend Management)
  40. Cybershift (Workforce and Expense Management)
  41. daptiv (On demand PPM)
  42. Datameer (Data analytics)
  43. Datapipe (Managed Cloud services)
  44. DocuSign (eSignature Platform)
  45. DotCloud (Build and Deploy Cloud Applications)
  46. Doxo (Cloud Storage)
  47. Dropbox (File Synchronization)
  48. Elastic Hosts (Elastic Cloud servers)
  49. Electric Cloud (Cloud based private software development)
  50. Embrane (Agile Network)
  51. Eloqua (Cloud Marketing Platform)
  52. ERPLY (Retail POS, Inventory and eCommerce)
  53. eVapt (Billing solutions)
  54. Enki (Virtual IT)
  55. FiberLink (Mobile Device Management as a Service)
  56. Flexiant (Utility computing on demand)
  57. FluidInfo (MetaData Engine)
  58. FreshBooks (Invoicing and Billing)
  59. FusionIO (Shared Data Decentralization)
  60. Gladinet (Cloud Desktop Backup and Storage)
  61. Grasshopper (Virtual Phone System for Entrepreneurs)
  62. Green Revolution Cooling (Data Center Cooling)
  63. GreenQloud (Green Public Cloud Compute)
  64. Host Analytics (Corporate Performance Management)
  65. HubSpot (Inbound Marketing)
  66. HyperOffice (Business collaboration software)
  67. iLand (Cloud infrastructure)
  68. Imonggo (SaaS Point of Sale)
  69. In2Clouds (Predictive Analytics)
  70. Integral Networks aka iNet (Managed Cloud)
  71. IntelePeer (Unified Cloud Communications)
  72. Iovation (Fraud and Reputation Management)
  73. iPipeline (Insurance and Financial Services, ePolicy)
  74. Jobvite (Social CRM SaaS Recruiting)
  75. LiveOps (On Demand Contact Center)
  76. Marketo (Sales & Marketing Solutions)
  77. Model Metrics (Cloud computing consulting)
  78. MuDynamics (Application Testing)
  79. Nicira (Network Virtualization)
  80. NetDNA (Content delivery network)
  81. NewRelic (SaaS based App Performance Management)
  82. Nimbus (Cloud client computer)
  83. netDNA (Content Delivery Network)
  84. nPario (Big Data Insights)
  85. Nubifer (Cloud Platform Integration Services)
  86. Nutanix (Cloud Storage Architecture)
  87. Oxygen Cloud (Enterprise Cloud file storage)
  88. Palantir Technologies (Data Analysis and Visualization Platform)
  89. PanTerra Networks (Cloud based Unified Communications)
  90. Paremus (Service fabric)
  91. Peer1 (Private Cloud hosting services)
  92. PerimeterUSA (eSecurity Platform)
  93. PiCloud (Platform as a Service)
  94. PivotLink (Business Intelligence)
  95. PowerAssure (Data Center Power Optimization)
  96. PowerReviews (Social Commerce)
  97. Producteev (Task Management)
  98. Qlikview (Business Intelligence)
  99. Quantivo (Behavioral analytics)
  100. RunMyProcess (Cloud Workflow Management)* [RunMyProcess review]
  101. ServiceMesh (Cloud Governance)* [ServiceMesh review]
  102. SkyTap (Cloud automation solutions for enterprise)
  103. SeaMicro (Low-power server technology)
  104. SendGrid (Cloud based email)
  105. Sentilla (Energy management platform)
  106. Service-now (IT management Software as a Service)
  107. Sonian (Cloud powered email archiving)
  108. StackIQ (formerly Clustercorp – Cluster computing)
  109. SuccessFactors (Analytics, Mobile, Social)
  110. Sungard (Cloud infrastructure services)
  111. SynapSense (Energy Management)
  112. Tableau Software (Data Analytics)
  113. ThinkGrid (Cloud enablement platform)
  114. Unisys (Cloud managed services provider)
  115. Venda (SaaS Commerce)
  116. Veracode (Security as a Service)
  117. Virtual Ark (Application managed services, SaaS)
  118. Workday (Human Resource Management Solutions)
  119. Wyse (Cloud client computer)
  120. Zetta (Cloud storage)

 

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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