This section of CTOvision, designed and optimized for CTOvision Pro members, provides a fast overview of Cloud Computing companies we believe are poised to cause the most positive disruption in enterprise. Remember CTOvision Pro members can always use our Ask The CTO feature to task us to refine and assess these firms further.
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Most enterprises today are looking for blended solutions for leveraging cloud computing. You may well be using Amazon or Microsoft or Rackspace or others for some cloud infrastructure, but you are also transitioning your own internal datacenters into more cloud enabled providers of computational power. The firms we review here help maximize that.
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We have been tracking Amazon for years, but as a reference point consider that in November 2006 BusinessWeek ran a cover story with the title “Jeff Bezos’ Risky Bet” where the concept of cloud computing as a business model disruptor was catapulted into the mainstream. Since then the risky bet has paid off for Amazon […]
Armor was previously known as FireHost. Armor is an industry-leading active cyber defense company. They have a reputation for high quality hosting that enables enterprises to mitigate risk while using the cloud, so we track them on our lists of both Disruptive Cloud Computing Companies and Disruptive Security Companies. It clearly deserves a place on […]
Axway (NYSE Euronext: AXW.PA), a market leader in governing the flow of data, is a global software and services company with more than 11,000 public- and private-sector customers in 100 countries. For more than a decade, Axway has empowered the world’s top organizations with proven solutions that help manage business-critical interactions through the exchange of […]
Guess what, we don’t have a clue what Bebop is really up to. We only know that they are founded and run by some of the greatest creators of true value for enterprise technologists and are on a mission to enable more teams to build and deploy cloud applications. Stand by, we will update you […]
Boundary is an APM technology developer that enables customers to monitor and improve application performance. If you have business-critical services deployed in cloud or hybrid IT infrastructures, Boundary can help you ensure these services deliver optimal performance and uptime. Boundary delivers APM for the cloud. It’s delivered via SaaS, so you don’t have to procure, […]
Get a Hard Drive in the Cloud: Online Storage What if the files you need are on your laptop – but you’re on the road with your iPhone? No worries! With Box, you store files online – then access them anywhere, anytime, on any device. Learn More Get 5 GB Free and Organize All Your […]
Cloudant was acquired by IBM in March 2014. Cloudant was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2008 by three MIT physicists who at the time were moving multi-petabyte data sets around from the Large Hadron Collider. Frustrated by the available tools for managing and analyzing big data in their research, the founders built a distributed, fault-tolerant, […]
CloudPassage Halo is your security command center for securing your cloud servers – any cloud provider, any hypervisor, anytime. CloudPassage Halo, the award winning server security platform, bridges the gap between traditional perimeter-oriented data center security and security in dynamic cloud environments. Halo offers a broad range of features to address cloud security issues from […]
CloudVelocity’s hybrid cloud automation platform enables existing Linux and Windows multi-tier applications to run in a public cloud without modification, automatically extending the data center to the cloud so that applications can access any necessary services as needed. Running existing applications in a public cloud is hard: today’s applications span multiple hosts and are comprised […]
CumuLogic is redefining Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to include a complete platform for running applications in the cloud – not just developing applications, but migrating them to the cloud, managing, moni CumuLogic platform is enterprise-ready, providing runtime management, autoscaling, high-availability, monitoring, metering, and multi-cloud support for hybrid cloud deployments. CumuLogic’s secure platform is ideal for compliance sensitive […]
Cumulus Networks is bringing the Linux revolution to the network. Founded by veteran networking engineers from Cisco, VMware and Google, Cumulus Networks makes the first Linux operating system for networking hardware and fills a critical gap in realizing the true promise of the software-defined datacenter. For an overview see the video at this link and […]
Secure Access Lease With Dome9, all your cloud servers are fully protected by default. To gain access to a server, the admin requests a secure access lease, which by default provides access for 1 hour, for a specific server and protocol, connecting from a specific IP. Dome9 Central notifies the Dome9 Agent on your cloud […]
One reason to track IBM (NYSE:IBM) is to watch as they react to the threats from firms like Amazon. What Amazon has done in Cloud Computing is absolutely incredible and it really helped wake up IBM to the need to innovate in this area. But IBM also invests a great deal in their own internal R&D […]
Mirantis is a pure play OpenStack company, delivering all the software, services, training, and support needed for running OpenStack in production at scale. From their website: Mirantis OpenStack features Fuel, the official OpenStack management software. Developed as an OpenStack community effort, it provides an intuitive, GUI-driven experience for automated deployment and management of OpenStack, related community […]
Rapidly compose and execute data analytics across multiple clouds Optensity’s unique AppSymphony platform provides graphical composition for analytic workflows, virtualizes the composed workflows (or Apps) and executes the Apps across multiple clouds. AppSymphony allows Software Developers, Data Scientists, Domain Experts, Analysts and Decision Makers to collaborate to make Big Data sing to all of its users. AppSymphony is […]
Ping Identity provides full spectrum security capabilities that enable cloud single sign on and other identity management services. From their website: Simple, proven and secure cloud identity management for employees and customers. Ping Identity meets identity challenges across the enterprise, improving collaboration and customer engagement. Take Your Workforce to the Cloud Frequently used business applications […]
Crowd-sourced annotation of all texts. Rap Genius is your guide to the meaning of rap lyrics You can listen to songs, read their lyrics, and click the lines that interest you for pop-up explanations – they have thousands of canonical rap songs explained (2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z – even the beginning of the Torah..) Their aim is not to translate rap into “nerdspeak”, […]
Editor’s note: If you do research or analysis in a company that is looking for competitive advantage or an academic institution looking to optimize research efforts this capability could be critical to your efforts. It is one of the most virtuous applications of cloud computing I have evaluated, with great potential to improve how models […]
The biggest challenge corporations have today is stopping the cyberattack in cost-effective ways. Vidder has created a single service that mitigates broad ranges of attacks in very smart, well designed ways. For context see the short introduction at this video: Vidder is changing how modern day enterprises approach security in an increasingly untrusted IT landscape. […]