Up And Coming In Cloud
Startups are the lifeblood of the tech world -- young companies led by visionary entrepreneurs who are willing to bet their futures and their fortunes on emerging technologies.
Those bold enough to found their own ventures, build out new technology and procure enough funding to survive the early years face fierce competition to succeed. The reality, more often than not, is failure.
The following 10 companies are not necessarily the biggest, best-funded or most high-profile startups out there. Since there's no exact metric for "coolest," it should come as no surprise that this list was compiled using a wholly unscientific approach.
But they all are doing innovative, exciting things with technologies at the cutting edge of the modern data center that are changing the landscape of cloud computing.
For more on the "coolest" of 2015, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review."