The Cloud 300: Who Is Gaining Mind Share In 1Q 2012?

The Cloud 300: Who is Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2012?

Ok, so it’s a few more than 300. What can I tell you? The segment is growing by leaps and bounds. The question remains, who is gaining mind share in the 1st quarter of 2012?

So lets take a look at the Top Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share, and The Leaderboard (Cloud Innovators, Movers and Shakers). Large enterprise IT companies continue their rapid restructuring to an on-demand cloud compute model enhancing their portfolios with Cloud acquisitions.

2012 Acquisitions:

  • Akamai acquires Cotendo (Cloud platform / Web acceleration)
  • Apigee acquires Usergrid (API, mobile)
  • AMD acquires Seamicro (Microservers)
  • Best Buy acquires mindSHIFT (Cloud Service Provider for SMB)
  • BMC acquires Numara (IT Management Solutions)
  • Dell acquires AppAssure (Cloud Backup)
  • Dell acquires Wyse (Desktop Virtualization)
  • IBM acquires DemandTec (Retail Collaborative Analytics Cloud)
  • IBM acquires Emptoris (Strategic Sourcing, Contract Lifecycle Management)
  • IBM acquires GreenHat (Cloud based App Testing, VIE)
  • IBM acquires Worklight (Next Generation Middleware)
  • Oracle acquires Taleo (Cloud-based Talent Management)
  • SAP acquires SuccessFactors (Business Execution Software Solutions)
  • Salesforce acquires Rypple (Social Employee Performance Management)
  • Virtustream acquires Enomaly (Cloud Brokerage, ECP, SpotCloud)
  • Wyse acquires Trellia (Cloud based Mobile Management)

Top Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share in 1Q 2012.

[As is customary, the list below is a subjective impression of Cloud Service Providers (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS), and Cloud enablers on my radar.]

  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS),
    1. Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
    2. Simple Storage Service (S3)
    3. Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
    4. Elastic Beanstalk
    5. Elastic Block Store (EBS)
    6. CloudFront
    7. Cloud Formation
    8. CloudWatch
  2. Salesforce.com* [Salesforce blog post], Navajo Systems
    1. Sales Cloud 2 (CRM)
    2. Service Cloud 2 (Support)
    3. Force.com (Development Platform)
    4. Chatter (Collaboration)
    5. Heroku
    6. Database.com
    7. Jigsaw
    8. RemedyForce
    9. AppExchange
    10. Radian6
    11. ModelMetrics
    12. Assistly (now Desk.com)
    13. Rypple
  3. Google Apps (Web based business applications suite)
  4. EMC (Mozy, Atmos, VMWare (Virtualization management))
    1. vCloud Director
    2. vCenter
    3. vSphere
    4. Hyperic (Open Source Networking Software)
    5. CloudFoundry
  5. Citrix – XenServer (Virtualization), VMLogix, Cloud.com  [OpenStack]
  6. Dell – Boomi (AtomSphere – Cloud Integration), Wyse (Desktop Virtualization)* [Dell blog post]  [OpenStack]
  7. Microsoft Azure, Hyper-V, Skype * [Microsoft blog post]
  8. IBM Smart Business, Cloudburst, DemandTec, Emptoris, GreenHat, Worklight  [OpenStack]
  9. HP – 3PAR, Vertica (Data Analytics)  [OpenStack]
  10. CA Technologies – 3Tera AppLogic, Nimsoft,* [Nimsoft review]
  11. Intel* [Intel blog posts]  [OpenStack]
  12. Equinix (Data Center Platform)  [OpenStack]
  13. Oracle (Taleo, ClearTrial) – RightNow (Cloud based Social, Web, CRM and Contact Center Platform)
  14. Cisco,  newScale (Data center services)
  15. Verizon – Terremark, CloudSwitch * [Verizon blog post]
  16. Apple – iCloud
  17. AT&T Synaptic  [OpenStack]
  18. OpenStack (Open Source Cloud)
  19. Rackspace – Cloud Builders, CloudKick  [OpenStack]
  20. Eucalyptus (Open source private cloud software)
  21. BMC Software (ITSM, RemedyForce, Cloud Solutions)
  22. Abiquo (Enterprise Cloud management)  [OpenStack]
  23. ARM Holdings
  24. NTT’s Dimension Data / OpSource (Enterprise Cloud and managed hosting)  [OpenStack]
  25. Rightscale (Cloud management platform)  [OpenStack]
  26. CSC Cloud
  27. NetSuite (Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning – ERP and financials suite)
  28. Time Warner Cable -Navisite (Managed Cloud hosting services)
  29. Joyent (Cloud software for service providers)
  30. Zuora (Cloud based subscription billing and payment solutions)  [OpenStack]
  31. GoGrid (Cloud infrastructure solutions – IaaS)
  32. rPath (On demand IT systems automation)   [OpenStack]
  33. SugarCRM (Customer Relationship Management)
  34. CohesiveFT (Cloud container virtualization solutions)
  35. SoftLayer (On demand data center and hosting services)  [OpenStack]
  36. Red Hat (Openshift PaaS, Enterprise virtualization / Linux)
  37. SAP (SuccessFactors (Analytics, Mobile, Social))
  38. AppZero (Virtual application appliances)
  39. F5 Networks (Cloud Infrastructure and Storage)  [OpenStack]
  40. Akamai  Cloud (Performance Optimization) Cotendo (Acceleration Services)  [OpenStack]
  41. Radware (Integrated application delivery solutions)
  42. OpenNebula (Open source cloud computing toolkit, infrastructure as a service)
  43. Appistry (CloudIQ storage management platform)
  44. OpsCode Chef (Data Center Automation)  [OpenStack]
  45. CloudFoundry (Open PaaS)
  46. Puppet Labs (Open Source Data Center Automation)  [OpenStack]
  47. Appirio – Cloud Connectors (Cloud solution provider)
  48. Kaavo (Multi-Cloud Management)
  49. LongJump (Platform as a Service provider)
  50. Adaptive (Data Center automation)
  51. Juniper Networks (Cloud-ready Data Center Infrastructure)
  52. Nimbula (Enterprise Cloud operating system)
  53. Symplified (Security – Unified access management for SaaS)
  54. CenturyLink / Savvis (Cloud infrastructure as a service)
  55. PistonCloud (Enterprise Private Cloud)  [OpenStack]
  56. Gigaspaces (Cloudify Enterprise PaaS and ISV SaaS enablement)  [OpenStack]
  57. Delphix (Database Virtualization)
  58. Scalr (Dynamic server provisioning)
  59. Box.net (Content Management)
  60. Rollbase (Cloud platforms for business applications)
  61. Parallels (Virtualization and automation software)
  62. Nasuni (Cloud storage)  [OpenStack]
  63. Egnyte (Hybrid Cloud storage)  [Egnyte blog post]
  64. VirtuStream (Enterprise Cloud Solutions) Enomaly – Elastic Compute Platform (ECP) (Cloud service provider platform)
  65. Crosscheck Networks (Service Oriented Architecture – SOA web services)
  66. Caspio (Online database platform)
  67. Netuitive (Predictive analytics platform)* [Netuitive blog post]
  68. Zendesk (Web based Helpdesk software)
  69. Hosting.com (Cloud  hosting and recovery services)
  70. enStratus (Cloud governance)  [OpenStack]
  71. CloudBees (Platform as a Service)  [OpenStack]
  72. Canonical (Ubuntu)  [OpenStack]
  73. Engine Yard (Ruby application development platform)
  74. OrangeScape (Visual PaaS)
  75. Cloudera (Open source data analysis)
  76. TwinStrata (Cloud Array Storage Gateway) [OpenStack]
  77. Hexagrid (Cloud Service Provider)
  78. SOASTA (Cloud testing)  [OpenStack]
  79. Nirvanix (Enterprise Cloud Storage, Storage Delivery Network)
  80. Riverbed, Zeus Technology (Elastic Application Delivery)
  81. Zoho (Business, Productivity, and Collaboration Applications)
  82. GoodData (Sales and marketing collaborative analytics)
  83. Ncomputing (Desktop virtualization)
  84. Noliosoft (Application release automation)
  85. ReliaCloud (Cloud servers and storage)
  86. SnapLogic (Cloud Integration Platform)
  87. RingCentral (Cloud based Phone System)
  88. LayeredTech (Cloud hosting and managed services)
  89. Flexiant (Utility computing on demand)
  90. Workday (Human Resource Management Solutions)

The Leaderboard: Cloud Innovators, Movers & Shakers:

  1. 10Gen (Open source document database)
  2. 37Signals (Collaboration, project and contact management)
  3. Actifio (Cloud Storage Data Management)
  4. ActiveState (Platform as a Service – PaaS)  [ActiveState blog post]  [OpenStack]
  5. Active Endpoints (Business Process Management)
  6. Acumatica (Cloud ERP)
  7. Acquia (Social Publishing)
  8. AdaptivePlanning (SaaS based CPM)
  9. Adeptol (Cloud Connect)
  10. Aerohive Networks (Enterprise Management)
  11. AlertLogic (Security as a Service)  [OpenStack]
  12. Alfresco (Open Source ECM)
  13. All Covered Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Business Continuity)
  14. Allenport (Office on Demand)
  15. Amplidata (Optimized Object Storage)* [Amplidata review]
  16. Apprenda (.Net Open PaaS)
  17. AppFog (PaaS)
  18. AppNeta (formerly Apparent Networks – Network Performance Management)
  19. Apptio (Technology Business Management)
  20. Apica (Cloud Performance Testing)

By Ray DePena

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