|By Ray DePena||
|October 28, 2009 10:00 AM EDT||
So many that I’ve been attempting to track them by creating specific journals for each.
Our experiences are likely to be different, and barring actual surveys and research, is subjective and based largely on our own impressions and perceptions of which companies are in the news or making news in this segment.
There are several lists that are excellent points of reference – The Top 150 Players in Cloud Computing, 85 Cloud Computing Vendors Shaping the Emerging Cloud, and The VAR Guy’s SaaS 20 Index.
Large technology companies like AT&T, EMC / VMware, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Unisys, and others that come to mind have not been included below in the top 20 that are gaining mind share, and I would expect that for most of these companies the focus would be the largest of enterprises with very large complex engagements.
So here is my (purely subjective) list of the Top 20 Cloud Services Providers gaining mind share.
- Amazon (AWS) (Scalable on demand infrastructure)
- Appirio (On demand acceleration products and services)
- Astadia (Business consulting and SaaS solutions)
- Bluewolf (On demand software deployment services)
- Boomi (SaaS integration),
- CohesiveFT (Realtime custom (virtual) server build),
- Constant Contact (Marketing)
- FreshBooks (Billing and invoice management)
- Google Apps (Productivity Tools – Gmail, Gtalk, GCal, GDocs, GSites)
- Intacct (On Demand Financial applications),
- Intuit (Financial Software)
- Joyent (Scalable on demand infrastructure)
- LongJump, (PaaS for SaaS rapid application development),
- Model Metrics (Force.com and cloud services integration),
- NetSuite (On demand, integrated business management software)
- Salesforce (CRM and Force.com development platform)
- Vertica (Analytics database for cloud computing)
- Zoho (Productivity Suite)
- Zuora (Subscription billing for the cloud – more extensive than paypal – support Salesforce.com enterprise / pro editions), and
- 37Signals, (Best known for its BasecampHQ project management software, and Highrise contact management software).
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