No. 9: Inspur Group
Headquarters: Jinan, China
Snapshot: IDC ranks Inspur Group as owning 1.4 percent of all global server shipments in 2012. The China-based company builds servers and develops IaaS, PaaS and SaaS software to run on the hardware it builds. The Inspur Group was formed in 2011 when Shandong Inspur Software, Inspur Electronic Information and Inspur Electronic Information Company established a cloud computing joint venture, with each holding a 33.3 percent stake, according to Reuters.