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.
Flexiant is a software & services company based in based in Livingston, Scotland. It boasts of being one of the three independent public cloud providers in Europe. Flexiant provides cloud infrastructure software & services to hosting providers, data centres & telecommunication operators.
The company has grown by developing solutions in-house and also by acquiring. In 2009, it acquired Exility technology and the team from XCalibre Communications Limited. Exility is now Flexiant’s flagship product.
Soasta Inc. is a privately-held American technology company which was founded by Ken Gardner in 2006 and is based in Mountain View, California. Soasta's offices are located in Atlanta, Boston, Denver and London.
It provides services to test websites and web applications. It is the provider of cloud-based testing services, and has created many browser-based website testing product. It specialties include Cloud Testing, Cloud Computing, Load Testing, SaaS, AJAX testing, Performance Testing, etc.
In the first half of 2010, Soasta was selected by The Wall Street Journal as a “Top 50” Venture-backed company, by AlwaysOn as an OnDemand Top 100 Winner, and by the Red Herring as a Top 100 North America Tech Startup. The company size is about 50-200 employees generating a revenue of about USD 0.49mn in 2010.
Bluewolf Inc., a software-as-a-service, open source, and cloud computing consulting company is privately held and was founded in 2000. It is based in New York, with additional offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Denver, North Carolina, Toronto, and Reading. The company offers enterprise software deployment services, cloud transformation solutions, consulting services, on demand IT resourcing services; and remote database administration services. Company has around 200 employees it generated revenue of about USD 26.7 mn in 2009.
Cloudscaling is a privately-held cloud computing consulting firm specializing in strategy, execution, and support services for telcos, service providers, enterprises, and governments building public, community, and private clouds. It was founded in 2006 by Randy Bias and is headquartered in San Francisco and office in Singapore.