New Kids In The Cloud
Enterprise IT is evolving rapidly, and startups are leading the charge toward modern computing environments defined by scale-out architectures, highly integrated data sources, nimble resource provisioning and flexible management techniques.
Some of the newcomers on this list are partnering with industry heavyweights, building unique components to help power major enterprise offerings. Others are seeking to commercialize cutting-edge open-source technologies or just working to make it easier for solution providers and corporate IT leaders to leverage the cloud.
What's most exciting is that several of these startups have finally reached the phase in their growth where they're ready to realize the benefits of leveraging the channel. Those companies are launching formal partner programs accordingly as they prepare to scale.
For more on the "coolest" of 2016, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review."