Top Cloud Computing Companies To Invest In 2012
Cloud Computing is Being Rapidly Adopted.
Cloud Computing is forecasted to be one of the biggest revolutions going to happen next in the IT sector. In fact, the drizzle has started. Top Cloud computing Companies have already begun deploying cloud infrastructure to many world-class enterprises.Welcome to the ultimate site to gear you up for the fascinating cloud computing company. This website is filled with contents to keep you updated about the best cloud computing companies like Windows azure, Amazon Web Services, Google app, VMware vCloud, Intel Cloud, RedHat cloud and much more. The cost cutting ability of this technology has made it more demanding for the companies who were searching for expense-cutting strategies to revive from recession. The scalability of cloud computing makes it the perfect choice for governments to migrate their infrastructure to the cloud, this way it becomes more easier for them to prevent their servers from seasonal overloads at examination-result publications, application submission deadlines etcetera. The migration process is becoming very simple today, because the vendors know that enterprises need easy switching and they’ve burned their brain a lot to make the adoption process very simple.
“The APEJ ( Asia/Pacific Excluding Japan ) market for cloud computing services will grow by an average 40% per annum rate through 2014 to reach US$4.9 billion” - Chris Morris Director of Cloud Services & Technologies, IDC Asia/Pacific
The Best Cloud Computing Companies to Invest In
This innovative investment opportunity on cloud computing can help you reap pretty good returns over the coming years. Some of the best cloud computing companies are analysed here. The companies may vary a bit from what we hear throught the media because they are evaluated purely based on their market perfomance and not advertisments.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)
Google already having a chain of services on the cloud accessible to the public is undoubtedly the leader in socially accessible cloud computing. In July 2012 they launched their exclusive cloud product, the Google Compute Engine. It’s said to be the most powerful cloud in the industry today. You could buy 1000′s of virtual servers just in a matter of seconds with compute engine. That’s a world of difference with the manual set up procedures we have in place today. Soon after the launch, the stock price of Google jumped from $580 and touched $600 in a matter of 3 days. Google has also launched Chromebook – a laptop that’s exclusively built for the web, which apparently operates completely on the cloud. Google seems to focus on generating more revenu through their cloud service – Google app engine in addition to the main stream of revenue through advertising. With more services like Android, Google TV and Google checkout it’s definitely going to stay for a while at the top.
Previously, Google had also came clean out of a case that Oracle filed blaming Google about copying their Java technology. Now Google have filed a $4 million compensation from Oracle Corp. ( ORCL ) as the cost they had spent for the trial.
Amazon ( NASDAQ:AMZN)
Amazon’s ‘Amazon Web Services’ is so far world’s most popular cloud computing provider. They’ve 2 cloud services dedicated to all four major sectors of IT :
Each of these services have unlimited scalability and pay as you use pricing plans. With such good support there is no doubt that consumers would love to use AWS. Amazon has also acquire 3 other companies Kiva Systems, Avalon Books and UpNext that gave a sharp rise in the stock price.
Rackspace Hosting (NYSE : RAX)
The company previously known as Rackspace.com changed its name to Rackspace Hosting, Inc. They are one of the best cloud computing companies that provide cloud based hosting and other core infrastructure such as cloud files, cloud email, cloud backup etc. They have a hybrid hosting plans combining cloud computing service and dedicatied hosting. Rackspace have more than 3,500 full time employees working currently.
Salesforce.com (NYSE : CRM)
Is a San Francisco, California based company found in 1999. Salesforce.com is a leader in providing customer and collaboration relationship management services. They provide serveral automation services and application service powerd by the cloud.Chatter.com is one such social networking website for corporate environments providing private and secure communication.
VMware, Inc (NYSE : VMW)
Is a company with over 9000 full time employees. The company is a subsidiary of EMC Corp. and headquartered at Palo Alto, California. They claim to revolutionise the way IT serves the business through innovative cloud computing solutions. VMware has launched several core cloud computing based products. ThinApp, Virutalization are some hot products from them.
Systems America, Inc.(SYAI.PK)
Found on 1994 with it’s headquarters at San Ramon, California, Systems America Inc. is a leading provider of services related to Oracle, SAP, People and Cloud Computing. The company has its branches in over 20 countries now.
The full list of best cloud computing companies to invest in doesn’t end here . Amazon Web Services, Red Hat cloud, IBM cloud, Windows Azure and Apple iCloud are being studied for ROI and will be featured in in a couple of days.
Companies That Recently Invested In Cloud Computing
Cloud computing companies are most suitable for a long-term investments. This is a special section of this website that monitors the companies that recently made big investments in cloud computing and compile a list of such companies and strategy. The investments are listed explained chronologically as the news is announced ( most recent first).
IBM invests $38 million in cloud computing and Opens the 6 th SmartCloud Data Centre (July 17)
Recently, in April 2011 IBM had announced a $38 million investment to build a cloud computing Data center in Singapore. Now (July 2011) they have also opened a data centre at Japan to provide both public and private sector of Japanese companies. Another data centre is planned to be opened in Japan later this year. IBM globally has 13 cloud labs and 6 SmartCloud data centres. In Asia the cloud computing companies market is expected to grow 40% till 2015. IBM expects more than $6.0 billion in revenues after 2014. Currently IBM stocks are well ranked (#2) among top cloud computing companies for a short-term buy.
ZTE To invest $150m in Cloud Computing (July 23)
ZTE is aiming big for cloud computing. At its analyst meeting on June 1 they declared and estimated 2 billion dollar business for ZTE cloud computing companies by 2015.On June 23 the company made a public announcement about investing 150 million dollars by 2012 for fortifying cloud services, The newly establisted Cloud Computing Technologies Service Center at Nanjing is an indication for this.
Why Invest In Cloud Computing ?
To cite a real-world example of cloud computing : you can open Word documents on you android phones with the Google Docs app WITHOUT having MS Office installed on you phones! Why? because the ‘file opening’ happens in the cloud. Yes that’s one of the wonders of cloud computing. Enterprises, Governments and Applications are moving into the cloud. Now companies who want to start their branches in the next country is buying furnished offices with land space and then recruiting an entire infrastructure team to set up the computer networks, datacenters and related resources for the specific branch. But in the near future, instead of this, they would be simply setting up the computers and buying networks and datacenters for the entire enterprise from some cloud computing companies like VMware, AWS or Intel. This shift foreshadows the astonishing changes that are going to happen to the infrastructure frameworks in the next five years and it really opens up a gold mine for investment. All the leading companies in IT have started their ‘cloud’ services. Investing in cloud computing companies would be the best thing to do now for futuristic investors.