Welcome to the Top 100 Cloud Services Provider (CSP) list for 2012. Also known as the Talkin' Cloud 100, this portion of the CSP list covers cloud computing companies ranked 10 to 1.




10. Apptix, Herndon, VA, USA: Apptix hosted services support more than350,000 users around the world. The company's core focus includes hosted Exchange VoIP, SharePoint, Web Conferencing, and Secure IM with Presence. Top Exec: David Ehrhardt, CEO





9. LogicWorks, New York, NY, USA: Logicworks provides cloud computing and managed hosting to Dow Jones, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Orion Health, and 1-800-Flowers.com, among others. Top Exec: Ken Ziegler, CEO





8. Layered Technologies, Plano, TX, USA: Layered Technologies focuses on compliance-based cloud services, having acquired FastServers.net (managed hosting) and GreenSoft Solutions (PCI compliance) in 2010. Top Exec: Jack Finlayson, CEO





7. SoftLayer, Dallas, TX, USA: With 100,000 servers under management, SoftLayer claims to be the largest privately held IaaS provider in the world, with 25,000 customers ranging from technology startups to global enterprises. Top Exec: Lance Crosby, CEO





6. Computer Services Inc., Paducah, KY, USA: CSI is one of the largest service providers focused on financial institutions, with an emphasis on compliance monitoring. Top Exec: Steve Powless, CEO





5. NaviSite (Time Warner), Andover, MA, USA: NaviSite provides cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. The 600-person company focuses on hosted IBM Lotus, Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint and Oracle environments. Top Exec: R. Brooks Borcherding, President





4. Equinix, Redwood City, CA, USA: Equinix connects more than 4,000 enterprises, cloud, digital content and financial companies including more than 700 network service providers. Top Exec: Stephen Smith, CEO





3. Savvis (CenturyLink), Town & Country, MO, USA: Now a CenturyLink company, Savvis has 50 data centers (with more than 1.5 million square feet) in North America, Europe, and Asia, serving more than 2,500 business and government customers. Top Exec: Jim Ousley, CEO





2. Rackspace, San Antonio, TX, USA: Rackspace's cloud services launched as Mosso in 2006. Estimated cloud services revenues were $190 million in 2011. Company revenues now exceed $1 billion. Top Exec: Lanham Napier, CEO





1. Amazon Web Services, Seattle, WA, USA: Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched in 2006. From the Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) to Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon's cloud powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. Amazon has data centers in the U.S., Europe, Singapore, and Japan. Top Exec: Jeff Bezos, CEO





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