50 Leading Cloud Computing Companies: Page 2

These cloud computing companies offer an astounding array of approaches to the cloud, from niche applications to industry-shaping IaaS platforms.
Posted September 29, 2016

Andy Patrizio

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26) Zoho

One of the pioneers in SaaS, its Creator platform allows for building and publishing online database applications with just a simple drag-and-drop platform. Zoho Creator helps you build custom Web and mobile applications, automate workflows and generates customized analytics reports.

27) Apigee

Apigee is all about making APIs available for developers. The API console helps developers learn and work with APIs. It sells its Apigee Enterprise platform to enterprise API providers for functions such as API analytics, developer portal and keys, API rate limiting and traffic shaping, API transformations and performance monitoring.

28) Appistry

A highly specialized firm, Appistry helps clinical labs, research institutions, and hospitals practice genomically-enhanced medicine with bioinformatics tools, cloud services, and software that streamline the analysis of next-generation sequencing data and make genomics data easier for researchers and clinicians to act on.

29) Barracuda Networks

The Barracuda Cloud is an extension of Barracuda's on-premises products to simplify data security, storage and IT management and add a layer of protection and scalability by offering cloud backup in addition to on-site backup.

30) Paxata

Paxata’s platform provides data prep for transformation and analysis, offering data integration, data quality, semantic enrichment, collaboration and governance. It is built on Apache Spark and optimized to run in Hadoop environments, and uses machine learning and a dynamically visual workspace that promotes transparent governance and ad hoc collaboration.

31) Juniper Networks

Like Cisco, Juniper had to pivot from networking hardware to a cloud platform as the world shifted to the cloud. Its Contrail Cloud Platform combines the automation capabilities of its Contrail Networking SDN product with Juniper’s OpenStack distribution plus technologies from Ceph and Puppet to provide a turnkey solution for building OpenStack-based clouds.

32) OpenStack

OpenStack is a non-profit entity that manages development of the OpenStack software platform for cloud computing development. More than 500 companies belong to the project, which offers a wide range of components for development, including compute, networking, block storage, object storage, orchestration, database, workflow, messaging and many more.

33) Ceph

Ceph is a free-software storage platform that implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage. It offers Exabyte level scalability and distributed operation without a single point of failure.

34) SAP

SAP's cloud offering is built around its HANA in-memory technology providing SaaS for line of business apps, PaaS for a cloud platform, and IaaS for an on-demand infrastructure. All services are available from public, hybrid, and private clouds.

35) Forcepoint

A combination of WebSense data security and cloud expertise, the threat protection from Raytheon and the network protection of Stonesoft, Forcepoint's solutions support secure deployment of Web, email and cloud security to all users, mobile and desk-bound.

36) Zendesk

Zendesk offers a cloud service that handles an enterprise's technical and customer support and can more easily be integrated into a company's business than setting up their own help desk. It provides self-serve portals for customer support, live support, and voice support.

37) HubSpot

HubSpot CRM is the small business version of SalesForce, offering a cloud-based CRM marketing and sales service for free.

38) LogMeIn

Through its Cubby program, LogMeIn allows you to remotely log in to computers from anywhere to access your files, and helps enterprises manage remote computers as well.

39) Constant Contact

Constant Contact is a cloud-based online customer service and marketing tools firm geared to help small businesses build and maintain relationships with customers. The entire service is delivered via a SaaS model.

40) Qualys

The Qualys Cloud Platform is a suite of IT security and compliance solutions for constant testing and monitoring of your enterprise. Qualys sensors continuously monitor your enterprise and gather and analyze data to provide warnings or alerts of vulnerabilities or unwanted activity.

41) Box

There are many consumer-grade online storage services, but Box is an enterprise-grade cloud storage service that offers file-sharing, collaborating, and other tools for working with files that are uploaded to its servers. Users can give others permission to access their files, edit them, or add/delete files.

42) ServiceNow

ServiceNow offers pretty much the full gamut of cloud-based services for IT professionals. It specializes in IT Service Management, IT Operations Management, and IT Business Management applications and provides forms-based workflow application development.

43) Workday

Workday offers cloud-based human resources and finance software, and analytics for both. It also just struck a deal with Microsoft to integrate Office 365 into its SaaS products for finance and HR.

44) LinkedIn

Not just for your resume, LinkedIn also offers cloud-based recruiting software called Recruiter that searches LinkedIn's database of 400+ million resumes.

45) DocuSign

DocuSign ends the need to print out contracts and documents to sign and then be scanned back into your PC. Its Digital Transaction Management (DTM) and eSignature features allow organizations of any size or industry to add secure digital signatures to documents without ever needing paper.

46) Adobe

Long the standard for artistic and creative people, Adobe has shifted many of its products that were installed on PCs to the cloud in the form of SaaS offerings. It offers three services, the Creative Cloud, the Marketing Cloud and the Document Cloud.

47) Sync.com

Another file storage service for both consumers and business, Sync offers secure transfers, in-house secure servers, and fully encrypted data during transit. It guarantees one hour email support replies even for free accounts and handles large and small files equally.

48) Appdynamics

AppDynamics offers enterprises real-time insights into their application(s) performance, user performance and business performance. This allows for faster responses regarding customer engagement and improved operational and business performance.

49) Asana

Asana is web based software-as-a-service offering designed to improve team collaboration. It focuses on allowing users to manage projects and tasks online without the use of email.

Each team can create a workspace. Workspaces contain projects, and projects contain tasks. In each task, users can add notes, comments, attachments, and tags. Users can follow projects and tasks and, when the state of a project or task changes, followers get updates about the changes in their inboxes.

50) Apache Software Foundation

It's not a company and has no employees, but no list of significant cloud companies would be complete without the Apache Foundation, whose work basically drives the Internet at large, including cloud computing, Hadoop for Big Data and other key applications.

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