Startups developing cloud computing technology and services make up a hefty number of the companies on this year's CRN list of emerging vendors. That's not so surprising given that cloud computing continues to evolve even as it reshapes the IT industry.
Spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms is expected to grow at a 30 percent CAGR between 2013 and 2018, in contrast to a 5 percent annual CAGR for overall enterprise IT, according to Goldman Sachs.
So which companies are best positioned to capture a share of all that? Certainly big, established companies like IBM, Oracle and Microsoft are. But it's a good bet that some of these nimble startups will thrive as well. Here's 10 you might not have heard of -- but probably should get to know.