Emerging Cloud Vendors To Know In 2020

As part of CRN’s Emerging Vendors for 2020, here are nine hot cloud startups, founded in 2014 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.

The New Generation Of Cloud Companies
Cloud computing, somewhat ironically, was supposed to make IT simpler. No more in-house servers and storage systems to manage – just leave it to the cloud service providers and their IaaS and SaaS offerings.

The reality is that IT complexity has increased as IT executives find themselves managing hybrid-cloud, multi-cloud, private cloud and public cloud systems. And many of the systems management tools they relied on in the past just aren’t up to the task.
A new generation of startups is developing the tools and technologies businesses need to deploy, monitor, manage and secure today’s hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud infrastructure and application systems.

As part of CRN’s Emerging Vendors for 2020, here are nine hot cloud startups, founded in 2014 or later, that solution providers should be aware of.

Captain’s Chair

Founded: 2018

Top Executive: John Kalanik, President

Captain‘s Chair is designed to provide MSP partners a client services platform that delivers a competitive advantage in their respective markets. Captain’s Chair is a client-facing, real-time dashboard product that supplies end clients with more visibility into their IT infrastructure and operations.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Michael Morrison, CEO

CoreView provides a powerful SaaS management platform to help organizations avoid security risks, cut operating costs and increase efficiency. The company‘s flagship product combines actionable visibility with granular management capabilities in a single-pane interface to increase productivity of Microsoft 365 and other SaaS applications.


Founded: 2016

Top Executive: Kevin Dillon, Executive Chairman

HyperGrid’s cloud management and governance platform helps IT discover, plan, optimize, secure, manage and scale workloads across on-premises, private and public cloud systems. The system is powered by a predictive analytics engine with more than 400 million benchmarked data points.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Tomer Levy, Co-Founder, CEO

Logz.io’s cloud observability platform consists of three products: log management built on the ELK log management stack, infrastructure monitoring based on Grafana, and an ELK-based cloud SIEM. Logz.io provides these open-source tools as a fully managed cloud service for monitoring, troubleshooting and security.

Morpheus Data

Founded: 2015

Top Executive: Ted Danielson, Chief Revenue Officer

The Morpheus enterprise hybrid cloud management platform provides a systematic approach to cost optimization, governance policy and DevOps automation. Customers use Morpheus to rapidly enable self-service private clouds and standardize public cloud consumption by integrating natively with 90-plus third-party technologies for speed and agility.


Founded: 2014

Top Executive: Varma Kunaparaju, Co-Founder, CEO

OpsRamp enables enterprise IT organizations to control the chaos of modern digital infrastructure. OpsRamp‘s cloud platform discovers, monitors, manages and automates hybrid environments, giving IT a unified view of infrastructure health while consolidating point tools and maintaining business-critical digital services.

Spectro Cloud

Founded: 2019

Top Executive: Tenry Fu, CEO

Spectro Cloud provides enterprise cloud-native infrastructure that provides scalable, policy-based cluster management of Kubernetes for enterprises that need control and flexibility. The company, founded by multi-cloud management experts, emerged from stealth earlier this year with $7.5 million in funding.


Founded: 2018

Top Executive: Mark Hinkle, CEO

TriggerMesh provides a cloud-native, scalable platform that integrates applications and automation workflows from the data center to the cloud and back. TriggerMesh accelerates development speed and unifies multiple clouds and legacy infrastructure.


Founded: 2017

Top Executive: Ankur Singla, Founder, CEO

Volterra provides a distributed cloud platform to deploy, connect, secure and operate applications and data across multi-cloud and edge sites. DevOps and NetOps teams can improve application time-to-service and security across multiple clouds while line-of-business can distribute workloads closer to business activity at the edge.