The Cool Kids
We've presented more than 170 companies in Emerging Vendors 2011 from every facet of the industry. There was a big cloud computing movement, virtualization started a fire and even established technologies like storage got freshened up.
Among those 170 plus are a handful of hot startups that up the coolness factor, either by tweaking how things are done, teaching an old dog a new trick or coming up with something brand spanking new. Here we take a look at the 25 coolest emerging vendors.