Emerging Vendors 2012: Cloud Computing Vendors


IronStratus

Austin, Texas

CEO: Tom Smith

Software-as-a-Service applications can simplify an IT manager's life by leaving the job of running the application to the service provider. But that doesn't eliminate such chores as access management, security maintenance and ensuring regulatory and IT governance requirements are met. IronStratus, founded in September 2009 under the name Conformity, is developing a line of on-demand applications for managing SaaS and cloud applications. IronStratus initially developed its SaaS application management platform and added applications for governance and compliance management, for identity management and user provisioning, and for administering SaaS subscriptions and license utilization.