No Cloud Is An Island
Discussions about the cloud usually veer toward hyper-scale providers or popular Software-as-a-Service applications.
But there's a wave of innovative companies -- many startups, some longer in the tooth -- launching products that are reshaping the way business customers interact with and take advantage of their public and private cloud environments. They're making clouds more manageable, agile, visible, affordable, insightful and secure -- and easier to adopt.
Many of those vendors are aligned with established cloud providers and technologies -- some exclusively with an individual operator, others forging as many partnerships as they can to offer customers accessibility to the computing environments of their choice.
Here's a list CRN compiled of 15 cool cloud technology vendors and products.