40. Critigen LLC, Denver, CO, USA:Focused heavily on the government market, the MSP now offers IaaS, SaaS and a range of virtualized servers. Critigen also promotes its ability to host game servers, VoIP, streaming video and other latency-sensitive applications. Top Exec: Jim Eberle, CEO

39. Cloud Sherpas, Atlanta, GA, USA: Perhaps the best known Google Apps for Business channel partner, Cloud Sherpas now positions itself as a cloud services brokerage – helping customers to deploy and manage Google Apps, Salesforce.com and ServiceNow solutions. The company’s CSB business is on pace to grow more than 80 percent in 2013. Top Exec: David Northington, CEO

38. PeakColo, Denver, CO, USA: A key VMware service provider, PeakColo has bet heavily on IaaS while also building out a cloud partner program. Josh Mariea, VP of business development, is overseeing the major channel initiative. Top Exec: Luke Norris, Founder & CEO

37. TOA Technologies, Beachwood, OH, USA: The company’s field service management solution has a strong following across retail, utilities, healthcare and other vertical markets. Cloud-related revenues jumped roughly 93 percent last year. Top Exec: Yuval Brisker, co-founder, President and CEO        

36. Layered Technologies, Plano, TX, USA:The enterprise cloud and managed hosting provider touts its expertise with PCI-, HIPAA- and FISMA-ready hosting environments. Layered Technologies also is a close VMware partner. Top Exec: Jack Finlayson, Chairman & CEO

35. Quest Technology Management, Sacramento, CA, USA:The company’s four primary cloud solutions are (1) unified virtual data center, (2) disaster recovery and business continuity, (3) desktop virtualization and (4) virtual application development. Cloud-related revenues jumped roughly 33 percent last year. Top Exec: Tim Burke, President & CEO

34. AppDynamics, San Francisco, CA, USA:The application performance management software provider empowers CSPs and MSPs to monitor servers, applications, and plenty more. Top Exec: Jyoti Bansal, Founder & CEO


33. AppRiver, Gulf Breeze, FL, USA:The email encryption and web security company has a growing channel partner program. AppRiver’s solution protects 45,000 corporate customers and eight million email inboxes worldwide. Top Exec: Michael Murdoch, CEO

32. BlueLock, Indianapolis, IN, USA: BlueLock promotes virtual data centers and cloud management solutions that are available on-demand to customers. Cloud-related revenues roughly doubled last year. Top Exec: Christopher, Clapp, CEO

31. mindSHIFT Technologies Inc., Waltham, MA, USA:Owned by Best Buy, mindSHIFT continues to grow its managed and cloud services business practices. The cloudSHIFT brand now includes solutions for applications, virtual desktops and VMware servers. Top Exec: Paul Chisholm, CEO


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