Welcome to the Talkin' Cloud Stocks Index, which tracks 20 PaaS, IaaS, SaaS and virtualization companies. Here's the updated weekly performance.
Amazon has pushed far beyond online retailing. Amazon Web Services is now the dominant cloud services platform.
The hosted Exchange provider has aggressively pursued vertical market customers.
AthenaHealth specializes in Electronic Health Records and a cloud-based medical billing/practice management platform called athenaCollector.
Carbonite has pushed beyond consumer cloud backup to promote a reseller program for cloud-based data protection.
CenturyLink, formerly Qwest Communications, owns Savvis -- one of the top cloud services providers in the world.
Citrix Systems is striving to cash in on mobile, cloud, remote management and virtualization solutions.
CommVault offers data and information management solutions that integrate with Microsoft Cloud OS (Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V and Windows Azure).
Concur provides SaaS-based expense and travel management platform.
Constant Contact develops SaaS-based email marketing lead generation technology.
At first glance CoreSite is a traditional data center and colocation provider. But the company is pushing hard into the cloud, offering such solutions as Amazon Web Services Direct Connect in New York and Los Angeles. CenturyLink is also extending its services into CoreSite's data centers.
Focus: Equinix offers a global interconnection platform.
You know their search business. But our primary interest involves the Google Apps reseller program, as well as Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine -- each of which offer clear public cloud partner opportunities.
Intuit's small business and accounting software has been making the shift from on-premises to cloud services.
NetSuite, the cloud-based ERP provider, has been accelerating its partner program -- recruiting former Microsoft Dynamics ERP and SAP partners.
Rackspace and its fanatical support model have caught on with customers and yes -- channel partners. The company spent recent years converging multiple partner programs into a single, focused initiative and the uptake has been strong.
Far more than a Linux company, Red Hat now offers virtualization, middleware, storage, PaaS and IaaS technologies.
Focus: Pushing beyond cloud CRM, the Force.com platform is emerging as a leading cloud app marketplace.
Best-known as an IT management software provider, SolarWinds' tools are catching on with MSPs and CSPs.
Pushing beyond virtualization, VMware is striving to promote the software-defined datacenter to VARs and cloud services providers. The key development tool for that effort is vCloud Suite.
Vocus promotes cloud-based marketing software that includes social marketing, search marketing, email marketing and publicity capabilities.
Our Talkin' Cloud Stocks Index tracks 20 cloud computing companies across SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and more. Check the stock index each Friday after U.S. markets close to see which cloud companies performed best -- and worst -- in the most recent week.
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