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The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Companies Of 2020

The 2020 installment of CRN's 100 Coolest Cloud Computing companies highlights the best of the best in cloud infrastructure, management, security, software, and storage.

It took almost a half-century for the industry to truly put the utility computing model that its pioneers envisioned in reach of enterprises.

But in the past decade, that slow-and-steady evolution toward cloud has broken into an all-out sprint among vendors trying to one-up each other in delivering the bene ts of elastic, on-demand and resource-efficient provisioning of shared IT services.

Ten years ago, CRN presented its first installment of the Cloud 100, an annual guide to the players innovating in that increasingly competitive and rapidly growing market. With each year that has passed since, the featured vendors have matured their respective technologies into highly capable and scalable solutions across the stack that impress organizations large and small into buying into the most significant paradigm shift in a generation.

As once-prominent concerns about cost, security and operations have fallen by the wayside, cloud technology vendors are only accelerating the pace of disruption to tackle new challenges faced by their customers.

At the infrastructure layer, hardware and software leaders have mostly accepted that hybrid cloud will be the prevailing model for the foreseeable future as enterprises opt to move some workloads to public IaaS providers while maintaining others on-premises. Featured infrastructure vendors from both sides of that divide are now focused on providing the technology necessary to seamlessly link those hybrid environments.

That proliferation of complex, heterogenous infrastructure has elevated migration, monitoring and management tools to vital enterprise technologies.

This year, for the first time, the Cloud 100 has broken out 20 companies developing products that facilitate successful digital transformations by safely moving applications and data into the cloud and then enabling organizations to get a handle on the resources provisioned and their accompanying spend.

With security top of mind for every IT team, CRN also evaluated 20 vendors helping enterprises protect their data, ensure compliant application performance, lock down networks and identify and remediate threats before they harm brands and bottom lines.

The Cloud 100 includes 20 Software-as-a-Service providers as well that are delivering applications that power day-to-day operations for nearly every enterprise. Those cloud-based solutions manage front- and back-end operations, help employees collaborate and work more productively, allow sales teams to engage customers and partners, and give corporate leaders unique visibility into all aspects of their businesses.

Finally, the cloud storage landscape is in a state of rapid disruption as artifi cial intelligence and big data frameworks make it possible for the fi rst time to extract insight from massive amounts of data. CRN assessed 20 vendors enabling organizations to cost-effectively preserve voluminous data stores that have been imbued with unprecedented value by those cutting-edge technologies

Here are the 100 companies that are front and center in the cloud revolution.

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