In a few short years the cloud has gone from an IT buzzword to a legitimate way to cut costs, boost agility, ease operational headaches and future-proof the business. As a result, sifting through the rapidly growing number of cloud vendors out there can be dizzying for solution providers and their customers.
The aim of CRN's annual 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list is to sift through the who's who in the cloud market and identify the most innovative companies across the five major cloud categories: cloud platforms, cloud infrastructure, cloud storage, cloud security and cloud software.
From high-tech heavyweights to up-and-coming innovators, each company on the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors For 2012 puts its own spin on the cloud to distinguish itself from the rest of the pack. Whether you're looking for a cloud-based platform, a cloud authentication solution or the most innovative software for getting to work in the cloud, this list has got you covered. Welcome to the Cloud 100.
The Top 20 Cloud Platform Vendors
There are many ways to build cloud-based platforms. Check out the coolest vendors doing it from this year's 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list.
The Top 20 Cloud Infrastructure Vendors
If you're looking to get in the cloud business, a cloud infrastructure provider can get you there. Here are the cloud infrastructure players that made this year's list of the 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors.
Still nervous about migrating to the cloud? Check out the major cloud security companies that made this year's Cloud 100 list.
The Top 20 Cloud Storage And Data Center Vendors
When it comes to the cloud, the value of high-performance, scalable and low-cost data storage cannot be ignored. Here we take a look at the coolest cloud storage and data center companies to make this year's Cloud 100 list.
The Top 20 Cloud Software Vendors
Without the applications, the cloud is just another IT model drawn on a white board. See who made this year's Cloud 100 list of the coolest cloud software vendors.