A Look at CRN’s 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors for 2018

A Look at CRN's 100 Coolest Cloud Vendors for 2018

CRN has released its annual list of the top 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors. Although you may be looking for warmth rather than “cool” in the this chilly season, CRN’s list should provide a comprehensive and informed look into the state of cloud computing in 2018.

At the beginning of the decade, most businesses were only just beginning to wrap their heads around cloud technology, with a few brave souls actually considering making the jump. Fast-forward to 2018, and we’re relying on the cloud in ways that we may not even be fully aware of.

This top 100 list is broken down into five subcategories within the “cloud” space; cloud security, cloud software, cloud infrastructure, cloud storage, and cloud platforms.

Cloud Platforms

CRN emphasizes the critical importance of ‘digital transformation urging businesses to consider transforming their application environment in order to stay competitive in their market. By making the leap to cloud platforms, businesses can expect to see increased agility and speed in their development and deployment processes.

Included in the top 20 coolest platforms is 1010 Data, AgilePoint, Appian, Bizagi, Databricks, Jelastic, K2, Kony, Mendix, Outsystems, Pivotal, Progress Software, Qubole, Red Hat, Salesforce, SAP, ServiceNow, SnapLogic, Software AG, and Zoho.

Cloud Security

It’s been a scary last few years in the world of cybersecurity. Between Krack Attack, Meltdown, Specter, and whatever DDoS attack is being cooked up this week, businesses need to ensure that they stay safe. Aside from risk of cyber attack, businesses also need to stay secure in the world BYOD policies and strict industry regulations. markets and Markets reports that the cloud security market is expected to reach $12.73 billion in 2022, up from $4.09 billion in 2017, representing a compound annual growth rate of 25.5 percent.

Included in the top 20 coolest platforms is Bitglass, CensorNet,Check Point Software Technologies, CipherCloud, Fortinet, Imperva, McAfee, Mimecast, Netskope, Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, Saviynt, Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro, Trustwave, Vaultive, and Zscaler.

Cloud Storage

A massive and very broad term, but an important one nonetheless, Cloud Storage covers everything from backup and recovery solutions to file syncing and share and archiving capabilities.

Here’s who CRN included in this year’s list of the top 20 coolest storage vendors is Acronis, Arcserve, Asigra, Box, Carbonite, Cloudian, Commvault, Datos, Datto, Dropbox, eFolder, Egnyte, StorageCraft, SwiftStack, Veeam, Veritas, Wasabi, Zadara, and Zerto.

Cloud Infrastrutcure

The world of cloud infrastcuture may look like it’s run by the big three (Google AWS, IBM, and Microsoft) but there are a number of second tier cloud infrastructure providers that CRN highlighted in their top 20 list.

Here’s who made the cut: AWS, CenturyLink, DigitalOcean, Evolve IP, Flexential, Green Cloud Technologies, IBM, Microsoft, NTT Communications, Oracle, OVH US, PhoenixNAP, ProfitBricks, Rackspace, RapidScale, Skytap, Spectrum, TierPoint, and Virtustream.

Cloud Software

Even though it may see, like ancient history it wasn’t so long ago that businesses were a bit apprehensive to run their applications in the cloud. Today, cloud computing is an integral part of most business applications offering marketing, accounting, content management, analytics and more. CRN included software vendors ranging from small start-ups to well establish cloud giants.

Included in the top 20 coolest cloud software vendors is ClassLink, Cloudera, Cloudify, Cloudinary, Confluent, Data Dog, DataRobot, Domo, Fluree, Fuze, IT Glue, LogicMonitor, Matillion, New Relic, Nimble CRM, Plot.ly, Reltio, Snowflake Computing, Splunk, and Turbonomic.

Nathaniel Lewis

Nathaniel Lewis

Nathaniel Lewis is an editor at Solutions Review covering Mobile and Wireless enterprise technology.He has a degree in English from Saint Michael's College in Vermont and believes that the better we understand the technology of today, the more prepared we will be for the world of tomorrow.
Nathaniel Lewis

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