Emerging Cloud Vendors To Know In 2019

As part of CRN's Emerging Vendors for 2019, here are 10 hot cloud startups, founded in 2013 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.

The New Generation Of Cloud Leaders

Cloud has, in many ways, become the de facto model for IT, including Infrastructure-as-a-Service and cloud platforms, for running Software-as-a-Service operational applications, and cloud data storage and management.

But as hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud networks have proliferated, IT system complexity has increased. While an IT manager may no longer have to worry about that bulky server running the company's ERP applications, he or she now worries about applications running across dispersed public and private cloud platforms, pulling data from dozens – even hundreds – of disparate sources, accessed by, well, who knows who.

That has spurred a new generation of startups that are developing technologies in cloud platforms, applications, and management and monitoring tools to help businesses and organizations meet their cloud IT challenges.

As part of CRN's 2019 Emerging Vendors coverage, here are 10 hot cloud computing companies, all founded in 2013 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Jason Dettbarn, Founder, CEO

Addigy helps systems administrators take control of their IT environments with a cloud-based platform for unified Apple device management. Addigy simplifies and streamlines the IT management of Apple devices with asset management, monitoring, reporting, remote command execution, customer and user management, and real-time communications.

Harmony Business Systems

Founded: 2017

Top Executive: Steve Duckworth, Co-Founder, CEO

Harmony Business Systems provides HarmonyPSA, an enterprise-class professional services automation offering that maximizes business automation with empowered yet flexible high-volume/low-touch business process management. At its core, the software is an intelligent contract system that understands the revenue and costs associated with every action.


Founded: 2016

Top Executive: Vadim Vladimirskiy, CEO

Nerdio empowers MSPs to build and rapidly grow their cloud practices in Microsoft Azure. The Nerdio for Azure offering for MSPs delivers easy deployment, packaging, pricing, ongoing management, cost optimization and security of IT environments.

Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Varma Kunaparaju, Co-Founder, CEO

OpsRamp provides a cloud-based, service-centric AIOps (artificial intelligence for IT operations) platform for monitoring and managing hybrid IT operations and business-critical services across multi-cloud infrastructure. The system optimizes services through automation and integration with IT service management and DevOps tools.

Platform9 Systems

Founded: 2013

Top Executive: Sirish Raghuram, Co-Founder, CEO

Platform9's technology is used by IT management for monitoring and managing hybrid cloud infrastructure including virtual machines, containers, serverless applications and OpenStack software. In February the company debuted its managed Kubernetes service on VMware.


Founded: 2017

Top Executive: Michael Fraser, Co-Founder, CEO

Refactr has created a secure IT automation platform that works across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and any web-based API. Refactr enables IT teams to collaborate and deliver software-defined solutions visually while leveraging open automation and security tools.

Sky Data Vault

Founded: 2013

Top Executive: Dave McPeak, Co-Founder, President

Sky Data Vault provides managed disaster recovery, cloud backup, and data storing and archiving services to businesses and through MSPs and agents to sell to their clients.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Michael Abboud, CEO

Tetherview offers the Digital Bunker collection of private cloud-based services including data storage, synchronized file sharing, security and compliance, virtual desktops and servers—all provided to partners as white-label solutions with multiple billing options, and marketing and sales support.


Founded: 2013

Top Executive: Chia-Chee Kuan, Co-Founder, CEO

Uila has developed a virtualized monitoring and analytics system for managing applications and IT infrastructure in a virtualized data center. The technology helps organizations strategize hybrid cloud migrations and maintain business continuity across private, hybrid and multi-cloud environments.


Founded: 2015

Top Executive: Anthony Venus, Co-Founder, CEO

YayPay develops cloud-based accounts receivable management software powered by data science for finance, credit and collections teams in midsize and enterprise businesses. The system automates the credit-to-cash process including credit assessment, invoicing, collections management, online payments, cash application and predictive analytics.