CIO Review >> Magazine >> September - 2013 issue

Cloud computing has fast gained traction all across the industry and is predicted to see meaning an increase to a whopping $43 billion. The market that expects to see a 130 percent increase in adoption by 2016, also expects scalability, cost-efficiency and pay-per-use pricing models from cloud services solutions.

To address the burning need of CIOs to find the solution providers that fit their requirements, CIOReview magazine presents to you '20 Most Promising Cloud Computing Companies'. These organizations are helping enterprises move to the cloud and are developing products and services to make this move seamless. A distinguished panel comprising of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, analysts including CIOReview board scrutinized several companies and finalized the list of '20 Most Promising Cloud Computing Companies'.

20 Most Promising Cloud Computing Companies
Company Founder/CEO Founded Description
Akamai Technologies
Cambridge, MA
Tom Leighton
1998 A provider of cloud services to securely deliver high-performing user experiences to any device, anywhere
Artisan Infrastructure
Austin, TX
President and CEO
2001 A provider of delivers custom built infrastructure on demand to a global network of service providers from fully redundant, geographically diverse, SSAE 16 Tier 4 certified data centers
Cloud Spectator
Boston, MA
Kenny Li
2011 A provider of public cloud infrastructure performance and price-performance metrics to the IaaS provider and end user markets
CyberlinkASP Ltd.
Dallas, TX
Chris M. Lantrip, CEO
Michael Sikorski, CIO
1999 A provider of Citrix based VDI, cloud desktops and information technology (IT) managed services to financial institutions, health care providers, insurance companies, cargo logistics businesses and payment card processors among others
Evolve IP
Wayne, PA
Tim Allen
2007 A provider of unified cloud services such as virtual servers, virtual desktops, disaster recovery, IP telephony, unified communications, contact centers, and more to organizations
Larkspur, CA
John Younger
2012 A provider of online hiring and recruiting software solutions through a platform that has collective intelligence, cloud sourcing and SaaS all woven into one.
KIO Networks
Cuajimalpa México
Sergio Rosengaus
2002 A provider of IT services in mission-critical solutions ensuring customer-oriented, innovative and creative focus on achieving results.
Redwood City, CA (US HQ)
London, England (International HQ)
Marty Beard
President & CEO
2000 A global provider of contact center software and customer service solutions.
Bangalore, India
San Jose, CA
Pradeep Kar
Chairman & Managing Director
1989 An IT infrastructure and cloud lifecycle services provider offering a comprehensive range of hybrid IT services across the globe.
NebuLogic Technologies, LLC
Plano, TX
Nivas Nallanthi
Chairman & CEO
1999 n ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company and a leading provider of Cloud Computing, CRM/CX solutions and implementation services across the globe.
Fremont, CA
Adarsh Dattani
2007 A provider of Movegistics CRM, a SaaS platform for removal companies across the world .
Dallas, TX
Stephen Hebert
Director and CEO
2010 A provider of cloud-based high Performance Computing infrastructure and applications for Life Sciences, manufacturing and analytics applications.
Orion Systems Integrators Inc.
Monmouth Junction, NJ
Sunil Mehta
CEO & President
1993 A provider of development, integration, deployment and managed IT services and solutions for leading organizations across the globe.
Cambridge, MA,
Robert Rizika
CEO ProfitBricks USA
2011 A provider of high-end infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for companies and IT professionals.
River Meadow Software
Westford, MA
Mark Shirman
President & CEO
2009  A provider of high-end infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for companies and IT professionals.
SEN Technologies
Meridian, ID
Joe Mikitish & Mike Mikitish
Business Manager
2005 A provider of Business Cloud Computing, IT Management, Freedom Cloud, Hosted Virtual Desktops, Hosted Virtual Servers, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity
SLM Sistemas
Caracas, Venezuela
Gonzalo Araujo Cabarcas
2000 A provider of Hosted Desktops and cloud computing solutions for Enterprises.
Teletrac Inc.
Garden Grove, CA
Tony Eales
1988 Teletrac Inc. is a cloud-based GPS tracking and fleet management software provider that has helped automate more than 20,000 fleets worldwide.
Redwood City, CA
Bill Demas
President & CEO
2004 A provider of software that simplifies data management and executes real-time bidding to improve the performance of their client's advertising initiatives.
Bethesda, MD
Rodney. J. Rogers Chairman & CEO
Kevin Reid CEO & CTO
2009 A provider of xStream™, cloud management software for private/public/hybrid clouds and Virtustream Cloud which provides secure, high availability, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to enterprises