As the cloud market is growing immensely, let’s have a look at the top 10 cloud providers for this year. This list has cloud providers that have set aggressive goals for 2018.
1. Amazon Web Services (AWS): This one is obvious. All eyes in the cloud market have been on Seattle-based AWS for the past decade, but the cloud computing heavyweight has made tremendous headway into the enterprise space in recent years.
2. Microsoft Azure: Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service created by Microsoft for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centres. It provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service and infrastructure as a service.
3. Alibaba: Alibaba, these days commonly called as the China's Amazon Web Services equivalent. It may have more of a presence outside the U.S, but the cloud computing giant is worth keeping on solution providers' radar. China's largest public cloud provider said in October that it will invest $15 billion into global tech research facilities across China, Russia, Singapore, Israel and the U.S., which could challenge U.S.-based tech companies that have led in terms of technology research investments in the past, including rival AWS.
4. Google Cloud: Google is also stepping up its focus on the business customer segment. In December, Google added more managed services providers to its partner program, boosting the number of MSP partners that can offer cloud support services to enterprise customers for the Google Cloud platform to 12.
5. Cloudify: Cloudify was an open-source software cloud and NFV orchestration tool originally created by GigaSpaces Technologies until it spun off into its own company in July. Today, the provider is touting its Cloudify 4.2 offering, which allows service providers and business user’s transition to virtualized and cloud-native infrastructure without compromising security and regulatory demands. Its products offer support for container technology through the Kubernetes, Docker Swarm and Mesos orchestration platforms.
6. Evolve IP: Channel-focused cloud service provider Evolve IP is focusing on growing organically and inorganically as it expands its business and services for end customers. Evolve IP in 2017 completed four acquisitions, which included cloud, contact centre and security technology.
7. Green Cloud Technologies: Green Cloud Technologies, based in Greenville, S.C., got in on the consolidation trend when it acquired channel-focused cloud service provider Cirrity in February. The cloud provider, which works exclusively through the channel, plans on continuing to make its mark in the crowded cloud industry in 2018.
8. OnRamp: Hybrid cloud hosting provider OnRamp has been giving solution providers and business customer’s access to highly compliant colocation and private cloud services that can hold up against even the most stringent security concerns.
9. Peak 10 +Viawest: Peak 10 + ViaWest, offers co-location, interconnection, cloud, managed solutions and professional services to more than 4,200 businesses
10. TierPoint: Cloud service provider TierPoint has been on a channel tear in recent years. The St. Louis-based cloud service provider has always been partner-focused and worked to aggressively increase its footprint during 2017. With a footprint of 40 data centres across 20 U.S. markets, TierPoint is set to plow ahead as one of the largest channel-friendly cloud providers in the country heading into next year.
These are the top ten cloud providers. Stayed tuned to RightCloud blog for more such updates.