The 20 Coolest Cloud Platforms And Development Vendors Of The 2014 Cloud 100

Coolest Cloud Platforms And Development Vendors For 2014

Rapid innovation and fast growth are par for the course in the Platform-as-a-Service market. Researcher IDC sees the market soaring from just $3.8 billion in 2012 to $14 billion in 2017. Some signs of the fast growth from the CRN Coolest Cloud Platforms and Development list: a 225 percent sales increase for Apprenda in 2013 and a 901 percent five-year growth rate for MuleSoft. Companies employing the platforms, meanwhile, are seeing huge cost reduction, including data center cost reduction of two-thirds for companies using Eucalyptus.

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