Salesforce.com is an enterprise cloud company. It was founded in 1999 by former Oracle executives to focus on Software as a Service (SaaS) model. The company has offices in 24 countries across the globe and is currently headquartered in San Francisco. It went public in June 2004 on NYSE. Its revenue stood at USD 1.66 bn in FY2011 with a market cap of over USD 18 bn. It’s employee strength stood at 5,306 (at Jan 2011).
Enomaly founded in 2004, is one of the early movers in Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) space. The firm caters to telecom, Internet Data Centers and managed hosting operators in North America, Europe and Asia. Some of its key customers include, France Telecom, Bank of China, Best Buy, CentriLogic, etc. The company is headquartered at Toronto and is privately held.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) a private firm is wholly owned subsidiary of Amazon.com. AWS provides infrastructure web services platform in the cloud to its clients. It was launched in US in 2002 and in 2004 gave developers access to Amazon product data and technology, a concept very new at that time. AWS were launched in Germany, Japan and UK in 2003 and in 2009, Amazon announced AWS launch in Asia.
Joyent Inc., founded in 2004 is a cloud software & service company based in San Francisco, California. It is a private company and have Greycroft Partners and Intel Capital as investors. The company has offices in 5 locations worldwide.
GoGrid specializes in cloud infrastructure solutions. Founded in the year 2001, it is a pure-play pure-play Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) firm. Its parent company is ServePath headquartered in San Francisco. The company had a history of managing IT infrastructure and introduced its cloud computing platform in 2008. The company has two data centres, one in San Francisco and second one in Ashburn.