11 Cloud Companies Featured on CRN’s 2015 Emerging Vendors List

CRNemergingvendorsComputer Reseller News Magazine, more commonly known as CRN, has released the latest iteration of its yearly CRN Emerging Vendors Report.

The Report is a list of more than 180 companies which CRN considers to be, one way or another, “emerging” in the enterprise information technology space. All of the companies listed, “have something going for them,” according to CRN’s release, “whether it’s ground-breaking technology, visionary leadership, devotion to a channel strategy, or some combination of those and other qualities.”

As we all know, cloud computing is growing at an astounding rate, as CRN notes, spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms is expected to grow at a 30 percent CAGR between 2013 and 2018, in contrast to a 5 percent annual CAGR for overall enterprise IT, according to Goldman Sachs.

In a special report, CRN identified 10 cloud vendors listen in their Emerging Vendors list that they believe are especially poised to “capture a share” of that growth. Below find the ten vendors selected by CRN, plus my own addition—Twistlock, the fast-growing container security company who was featured on the emerging vendors list but for whatever reason left of the “emerging cloud vendors” countdown.

 

Company Solution Category Headquarters
2nd Watch Cloud Migration and Integration Seattle, WA
BetterCloud Cloud Application Monitoring New York, NY
Cirrity IaaS, DaaS, Backup & Disaster Recovery Atlanta, GA
CliQr Technologies Hybrid Cloud Application Management and Migration Santa Clara, CA
CognitiveScale Big Data Analytics Austin, TX
ComputeNext Cloud Service Broker Bellevue, WA
OneLogin Identity and Access Management as a Service San Francisco, CA
ProfitBricks Infrastructure-as-a-Service Cambridge, MA
The Sixth Flag Desktop-as-a-Service Raleigh, NC
SkyKick Cloud Management Software Seattle, WA
Twistlock Linux Container Security San Francisco, CA
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Jeff Edwards is an enterprise technology writer and analyst covering Identity Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, and Cybersecurity writ large.He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and previously worked as a reporter covering Boston City Hall.
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