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The 10 Hottest Cloud Computing Startups Of 2023 (So Far)

Mark Haranas

From AI and GPU specialists to cloud observability and management stars, here are the 10 hottest cloud computing upstarts of 2023 so far that channel partners need to know about.

There are some significant cloud startups making waves in the market this year as companies demand more cloud computing power and better management with the ultimate goal of cost optimization.

From startups like AI-powered Cast AI and GPU-focused CoreWeave to cloud observability specialists Chronosphere and Yotascale, the innovation engine has been solid in 2023 fueled by new use cases around artificial intelligence and machine learning.

So far this year, cloud companies are focused on helping customers optimize spending by eliminating redundancy and unused cloud infrastructure, improving resiliency, and creating next-generation cloud observability solutions.

[Related: The 10 Coolest New AWS Tools Of 2023 (So Far)]

AWS, Google Cloud And Microsoft Azure

The goal for many of these top cloud computing startups is to help customers better manage and utilize their Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure environments.

In fact, several cloud startups this year formed new partnerships with the likes of the three big cloud market share leaders. For example, CoreWeave recently formed a strategic partnership with Microsoft to grow its AI cloud infrastructure and customer base.

According to IT research firm Gartner, 65 percent of application workloads will be optimal or ready for cloud delivery by 2027, up from 45 percent in 2022. Additionally, 35 percent of data center infrastructure will be managed from a cloud-based control plane by 2027, up from less than 10 percent last year.

The ever-growing need for new and improved cloud platforms, management, services and automation is being met by these innovative startups. Here’s an in-depth look at the 10 hottest cloud computing startups of 2023 so far:

*Aviatrix Systems

*Cast AI



*Impossible Cloud







Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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