Introduction: For people, the name of the cloud computing industry giant is already familiar. But their products and services are changing, the cloud computing market is also growing rapidly, and a new batch of cloud computing providers will emerge in 2019.
For people, the name of the cloud computing industry giant is already familiar. But their products and services are changing, the cloud computing market is also growing rapidly, and a new batch of cloud computing providers will emerge in 2019. For mature cloud computing providers, this means a growing portfolio of services. For the newcomer to the cloud computing market, it means greater market volatility.
Market opportunities are huge. In 2019, many technology predictions covered areas such as artificial intelligence (AI), IT security, quantum computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and container and cloud management, which are typically built and managed in a cloud computing environment.
There are more cloud computing products and services than ever before, which requires consideration of more suppliers. A list of top cloud computing vendors has been compiled to help companies narrow down their choices. These include well-known cloud computing service providers such as Amazon, Microsoft and IBM. These companies are not included because they own and control one or more cloud departments. Even the largest cloud computing providers must innovate or face demise, and these providers are adding newer services and technologies to their already large portfolio of services.
People may not be familiar with other vendors on the list. These companies are included because they are working on innovations in cloud computing technologies, including pioneering areas such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud and cloud storage.
Top 20 cloud providers in 2019
With this in mind, here are 20 top cloud computing providers that have received much attention in 2019, sorted alphabetically.
Amazon Web Services is the pioneer of IaaS services in 2006 and is now the world's largest public cloud service provider. In 2019, AWS hopes to strengthen its dominance by offering new services and improvements to existing services for products such as Alexa for business, AWS Lambda, and high-memory instances of in-memory databases.
BMC provides a suite of management tools to provide monitoring, security, automation and cost control for a cloudy environment. Specifically, the Helix Cloud Management Platform should be of particular interest to companies that want to gain an advantage through a cloudy architecture.
Cisco continues to move from hardware vendors to software and cloud computing licenses. The Cisco Meraki cloud management network equipment product line will explode. In addition, CiscoSpark merged with WebEx and renamed WebEx Teams, demonstrating the direction of unified collaboration in the coming years.
Cloudflare provides nearly a decade of CDN security services. Recently, the company launched the Bandwidth Alliance, a cloud-centric supplier group that aims to significantly reduce the cost of cloud computing data transmissions, thereby increasing the ability of enterprises to further leverage cloud services.
DataDog is a leader in cloud computing monitoring and analysis platforms. The company recently launched a new cluster agent specifically for managing large Kubernetes container clusters.
Dynatrace uses artificial intelligence to monitor cloud and application performance. The company recently announced further support for the Microsoft Azure and Windows Server Containers platforms.
Google Cloud provides a modular cloud service and a set of management tools. The company is at the forefront of artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML). Its Cloud AutoML provides developers with a powerful set of tools to easily build custom machine learning models with limited expertise.
Health Catalyst is a data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) company focused on healthcare providers. The recent acquisition of Medicity, a population health business intelligence (BI) service provider, can help Health Catalyst further refine its analytical toolset in the coming year.
HPE is paying attention to the Internet of Things revolution. The company's universal IoT platform received $4 billion in investments in 2018. This industry-independent product is expected to be in the futureIn the month and several years, it has become the leading force in the deployment of enterprise Internet of Things.
IBM has pioneered a good niche market in cloud computing artificial intelligence and machine learning space with its Watson platform. It is also a leader in helping customers implement cloud-based services that leverage blockchain technology. One recently announced use case is IBM Food Trust, a method of tracking food supply chains using blockchains to improve the freshness, safety and waste of perishable goods.
Inrupt entered the market at the end of 2018, announcing its goal to help drive the next phase of the network. To this end, the company is promoting the open source Solid platform as a way to separate personal data from online applications. Users place their private information in a personal online data store (POD) and allow/deny access to the web service as needed. The potential for improving online security and cloud service integration is enormous.
Microsoft provided the Microsoft Azure platform, which was originally introduced as a PaaS developer for Microsoft and later expanded to IaaS and SaaS. Although its size is still not as large as AWS, Microsoft Azure is experiencing continued growth. Notable in 2019 is the Azure Machine Learning Cloud Data Science Platform, which provides tools to help companies build advanced big data machine learning quickly and efficiently.
Netskope is a pioneer in cloud security. The goal for 2019 is the company's new Netskope for Web product, as well as the acquisition of Sift Security's functional integration.
New Relic provides application performance monitoring SaaS solutions for applications residing on local and cloud platforms. The company recently acquired CoScale, a network monitoring platform specifically designed to monitor the Kubernetes-Orchestrated architecture.
Oracle Cloud offers services such as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, including complete business applications. Notable in 2019 is the company's IoT platform, which allows customers to connect and manage IoT sensors in the cloud.
Red Hat is an important name for open source cloud computing, which was acquired by IBM. The company's OpenShift container application platform is currently particularly popular. Developers are considering combining OpenShift with PaaS to speed application delivery time and resiliency.
RightScale provides a cloud computing management platform and products that track cloud usage and costs. A noteworthy event in 2019 was the recent acquisition by RightScale, an IT asset management company, Flexera. Flexera has been making acquisitions and acquired Meta SaaS and Brainwaregroup in 2018. The products that Flexera will offer for the RightScale platform in the new year will be interesting.
Snowflake recently stood out and raised $450 million in venture capital in the second round of financing in 2018. The company focuses on data warehousing built for big data cloud deployments. Big data has gone through some hard work to get real business benefits, and Snowflake can eliminate many pitfalls and obstacles.
Veeam is a fast-growing data backup and disaster recovery company. As businesses continue to migrate applications and data to the cloud, many are looking for Veeam Cloud DRaaS services to allow them to protect their local and cloudy environments with a single platform.
VMware has changed its view on cloud computing. The company abandoned the positioning of service providers and focused on providing the tools needed to better manage cloud deployments. Specifically, VMware wants to help customers eliminate the complexity of managing and automating the cloudy environment in 2019.