The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Companies Of 2023

From cloud infrastructure and cloud monitoring and management to cloud software, security and storage, CRN has named 100 companies leading the way in 2023 in innovation and global expansion.


Hundreds of billions of dollars will be spent on cloud infrastructure, software and services this year as more businesses are planning to migrate their IT environments and applications to the cloud.

Many of the biggest technology companies in the world are betting big on cloud computing, including Google Cloud, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services—the top three dominant cloud players in the world today.

“Cloud migration is not stopping,” said Sid Nag, vice president analyst at research firm Gartner, in a statement.

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“Current inflationary pressures and macroeconomic conditions are having a push-and-pull effect on cloud spending. Cloud computing will continue to be a bastion of safety and innovation, supporting growth during uncertain times due to its agile, elastic and scalable nature,” Nag said.

Worldwide end-user spending on public cloud services alone is set to reach nearly $600 billion in 2023, according to Gartner, with cloud infrastructure and software powering these services.

From cloud infrastructure and cloud monitoring and management to cloud software, security and storage, CRN has named 100 companies leading the way in 2023 in innovation and global expansion.

By moving operations to cloud infrastructure, customers can reduce capital expenditures by extending spending over a subscription term, which is a key benefit to businesses when having cash is critical to maintaining operations.

Meanwhile, cloud monitoring and management to keep customers’ experiences with their applications in top shape, make sure the software stack is secure and create guardrails against blowing past financial budgets will likely continue to attract new users even as companies take another look at spending amid potential recession concerns.

When it comes to cloud security, some of the largest and most innovative companies are investing heavily in their products and technologies as more customers migrate their infrastructure, data and applications to the cloud.

With cyberattacks on cloud infrastructure continuing and the COVID-19 pandemic creating a new hybrid workforce, cloud security vendors are playing a more critical role in protecting organizations than ever before.

The shift to cloud-based software, meanwhile, continues to accelerate as businesses and organizations are increasingly taking a Software-as-a-Service-first approach to software consumption, both to replace on-premises legacy systems and implement new systems that offer advanced functionality combined with better flexibility.

Businesses are moving software of all types to cloud platforms— including operational applications such as ERP and CRM, collaboration and communications software, data management and analytics platforms as well as artificial intelligence and application development tools.

On the storage front, organizations are now placing more emphasis on protecting cloud-based data from cybersecurity attacks, especially ransomware.

Cloud storage vendors are tackling the issue of what happens if an attack does occur and either deletes or modifies the data or attaches new attacks to the data that can be sprung if it is recovered. They are responding with technologies such as air gapping, immutability and new ways of authorizing specific users to access data.

From IT hardware and software giants to red-hot startups, here are the 100 cloud computing companies that will make waves in 2023.

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