Emerging Cloud Vendors To Know In 2022

Managing today’s complex hybrid and multi-cloud environments can be a major challenge. Here are eight startups solution providers should know who are developing leading-edge technologies for deploying, integrating and managing cloud infrastructure and applications.

The New Generation Of Cloud Computing Companies

Cloud computing has, in many ways, become the de facto model for IT operations. While a great deal of IT hardware and software is still installed in on-premises data centers, businesses and organizations are running more of their applications and storing more of their data in cloud-based systems.

But these increasingly dispersed hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud networks can be challenging to manage. Applications need to be connected and integrated. Data needed for operational and analytical tasks may be dispersed across multiple silos. Just keeping track of what cloud services an organization is using – and paying for – is often problematic.

These challenges have become even more evident in the last three years as the COVID-19 pandemic forced many people to work from home, accelerating the pace of adoption of cloud computing.

A recent report from the MarketsandMarkets research firm concluded that global sales of cloud IT products and services reached $445.3 billion in 2021 and will grow at a CAGR of 16.3 percent to $947.3 billion by 2026.

To help with these challenges, a new generation of startups is developing leading-edge products for deploying, connecting and managing cloud infrastructure systems and applications to help businesses meet these cloud challenges.

Here’s a look at eight cloud startups with technologies that solution providers can use to help customers tackle their cloud computing challenges.

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Cast AI

Founded: 2018

Top Executive: Yuri Frayman, Co-Founder and CEO

Cast AI offers a cloud cost optimization platform for analyzing applications and workloads running on Kubernetes clusters and determining the most efficient combination of needed resources.

The technology helps businesses optimize their spending for cloud-native applications running on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.

Cast AI raised $10 million in Series A funding in October 2021.

Website: https://cast.ai/


Founded: 2021

Top Executive: Steve Empie, CEO

Enzu promises “IT infrastructure, simplified” for global enterprises, SMBs and channel partners with the company’s TrueCloud Build-to-Order Private Cloud Platform and Bare Metal Edge cloud servers.

With its cloud infrastructure services Enzu, based in Cheyenne, Wyo., helps customers take advantage of bare-metal technologies globally and at scale and make intelligent technology and geo-location choices.

Website: https://enzu.com/


Founded: 2020

Top Executive: Jonathan Beri, Founder and CEO

Golioth provides a cloud platform that enables device hardware developers to build end-to-end IoT connected products using their choice of hardware and connectivity. The platform’s device services – including device messaging, security, updates, analytics and more – meets development hardware and firmware requirements.

Golioth, based in San Francisco, was founded by former Google Nest product manager Jonathan Beri. The company raised $2.5 million in seed funding in June 2021.

Website: https://golioth.io/


Founded: 2017

Top Executive: Augusto Marietti, Co-Founder and CEO

Kong helps businesses resolve cloud connectivity challenges with its API management, service mesh and microservices platform.

In November 2021 the San Francisco-based company launched KongForce, it’s second-generation partner program that at the time supported more than 200 partners. Between 2019 and 2021 the company doubled its revenue through partners.

Website: https://konghq.com/


Founded: 2016

Top Executive: Vadim Vladimirskiy, Co-Founder and CEO

Nerdio empowers MSPs and enterprises to build successful cloud practices in Microsoft Azure with Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) and Windows 365. The company’s Nerdio Manager adds value on top of the powerful capabilities in AVD by delivering over 200 additional features to simplify management, ensure efficient operations, and lower compute and storage costs.

Nerdio is headquartered in Chicago.

Website: https://getnerdio.com/


Founded: 2020

Top Executive: Jay Paulynice, Co-Founder and CEO

Cloud infrastructure service provider Oatfin helps businesses accelerate cloud application delivery by transitioning from manual processes to self-service automation.

Boston-based Oatfin says its application works by checking out code repositories on GitHub, GitLab or Bitbucket; creating build artifacts such as a Docker container, Kubernetes and load balanced instances; and pushing apps to the cloud.

Oatfin is among the startups selected for the $5 million Google for Startups Black Founders Fund, which gives startups with Black leaders non-dilutive cash.

Website: https://www.oatfin.com/


Founded: 2019

Top Executive: Ramesh Prabagaran, Co-Founder and CEO

The Prosimo AXI platform delivers simplified, multi-cloud infrastructure for distributed enterprise cloud applications. The San Jose, Calif.-based company’s integrated technology stack combines cloud networking, performance, security, observability, and cost management – all powered by data insights and machine learning models with autonomous cloud networking to reduce complexity and risk.

Website: https://prosimo.io/


Founded: 2018

Top Executive: Varun Talwar, Co-Founder and CEO

Tetrate’s offerings, including Tetrate Service Bridge and Tetrate Cloud, are designed to help businesses manage the complexity of modern hybrid cloud applications.

Tetrate Service Bridge is an edge-to-workload application connectivity platform that delivers business continuity, agility, and security for enterprises as they migrate from traditional monolithic applications to the cloud.

Tetrate, based in Milpitas, Calif., was founded by the developers of the Istio open-source service mesh that’s used to connect, secure and monitor microservices.

Website: https://www.tetrate.io/