CRN's annual Emerging Vendors list looks at the tech startups that are making a mark in the channel. The vendors on this list span every discipline and technology facet of the IT industry. Here we examine the vendors that are emerging as legitimate players in the cloud computing game. These vendors and their cloud-based services are flipping the tech industry upside down and significantly changing the storage, security and software industries. With the cloud computing industry growing at an unbelievable pace, the value of partnering with a vendor that understands the channel has never been higher. Check out the cloud vendors on CRN's Emerging Vendors list for 2012.