Welcome to the Top 100 Cloud Services Provider (CSP) list for 2013. Also known as the Talkin' Cloud 100, this portion of the CSP list covers cloud computing companies ranked 20 to 11.
Carbonite CEO David Friend is focusing heavily on MSPs and VARs in the IT channel, lifting the company to No. 20 on our list
20. Carbonite, Boston, MA, USA:The cloud backup provider has been pushing into database backup for Exchange, SQL Server and additional applications. A fast-growing channel partner program has attracted VARs and MSPs, and allowed Carbonite to expand its cloud business nearly 40 percent last year. Top Exec: David Friend, Chairman & CEO
19. Dimension Data, Bryanston, Johannesburg, South Africa: Owned by NTT Group, Dimension Data has pushed beyond its IT solution provider to offer managed hosting services. The company’s CloudControl management system provides self-service provisioning, configuration and administration of cloud servers, storage and networking. Top Exec: Brett Dawson, CEO
18. Zoho, Pleasanton, CA, USA: Need an alternative to Google Apps, Microsoft Office 365, Salesforce.com and other popular SaaS applications? Zoho’s suite of cloud applications competes in those markets – and plenty more. Plus, Zoho cooperates with Google even while competing with the search giant. Zoho’s sister company, ManageEngine, provides tools and technologies to MSPs and corporate IT managers. Top Exec: Sridhar Vembu, CEO
17. LogMeIn, Boston, MA, USA: The remote management platform provider has been pushing into new markets – including Cubby (file sharing), join.me (screen sharing) and more. LogMeIn launched a formal channel partner program in mid-2013. Key hires have included Ted Roller and Shannon Kohn. Top Exec: Michael Simon, CEO & President
16. Citrix Systems, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA:From cloud applications (GoToMeeting) to cloud infrastructure software (CloudPlatform, CloudPortal, XenServer), Citrix has a growing portfolio of solutions for partners and customers. Still, open source initiatives like CloudStack face stiff competition from Amazon Web Services and OpenStack. Top Exec: Mark Templeton, CEO & President
14. Joyent, San Francisco, CA, USA:The company’s core platforms include Joyent Compute Service (infrastructure), Joyent Manta Storage Service and Joyent Private Cloud (for server and network virtualization with customer self-service). Top Exec: Henry Wasik, CEO
13. Savvis (a CenturyLink Company), Town & Country, MO, USA: The IaaS provider is building strategic channel partnerships with companies like Avnet Technology Solutions. Savvis has also pushed into cloud databases (Oracle, SQL Server), storage and private cloud solutions. Top Exec: Jeff Von Deylen, President
12. Dropbox, San Francisco, CA, USA: The cloud-based file sharing specialist is making a major channel partner push. The effort involves Dropbox for business – which starts at $795 per year for five users. Adam Nelson is driving the channel partner push. Top Exec: Drew Houston, CEO
11. Workday, Pleasanton, CA: The provider of HR and financial cloud applications remains in rapid growth mode. The company’s revenues more than doubled to $274 million last year. Workday, launched by PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield, seems to be on a collision course with Oracle Financials. Top Execs: Aneel Bhusri and Dave Duffield, co-CEOs.
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