Industry Recognition: 2012 OnDemand 100 Top Private Company & CRN Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendor

March 23rd, 2012 by - 6,286 views

It’s always difficult to be self-congratulatory, but when two distinct organizations post articles putting GoGrid in the limelight, I feel that they have to be mentioned. The two sites, CRN and OnDemand, both posted articles that we, as a company, are proud of. If you are a current customer of GoGrid, you should be proud as well, as it is a recognition of your selection process in making GoGrid your cloud partner.


The first to appear was on CRN, a website providing news, analysis and perspectives for VARs and technology integrators. In his article, author Andrew Hickey, lists out “The 20 Coolest Cloud Infrastructure Vendors” of which GoGrid is one of the 20.


As Hickey describes:

If you want to be in the cloud business, these are some of the cloud infrastructure companies that will help you get there. These are the providers that will host your customers’ business applications and provision them on-demand as Software-as-a-Service. They will store customers’ data in the cloud and secure it there as well. Whether customers want to use a private cloud, a public cloud or a hybrid mixture of both, these companies can help make it happen. And they can even help your customers exchange their expensive legacy hardware for a simple monthly payment plan.

(The others mentioned are, alphabetically: Amazon Web Services, AT&T, Bluelock, Cisco, Dell, Eucalyptus Systems, Gale Technologies, GoGrid, HP, Nebula, NephoScale, OpenStack, Opscode, OpSource, Rackspace, Savvis, SoftLayer, SunGard Availability Services, Terremark, and Verizon. Congrats to the other companies in the list!)


The second article of recognition comes from AlwaysOn (“Networking the Global Silicon Valley”) OnDemand. OnDemand is an event “where top Internet companies disrupt the enterprise and square off with the incumbent players pioneering cloud computing and SaaS.” This month, they posted their “2012 OnDemand 100 Top Private Companies“.


The editors describe this list as such:

This year’s 100 top, private on-demand and SaaS companies-plus 20 to watch-are creating a complex world of interconnected business intelligence, merging valuable legacy data and systems with new, vital streams of information. AlwaysOn is proud introduce the third annual OnDemand 100-the top emerging Internet companies disrupting the established enterprise, reinventing legacy data streams, and pioneering cloud computing and SaaS.

This year’s OnDemand 100 companies are true leaders, developing game-changing approaches and technologies that are pushing outside the bounds of existing markets and away from entrenched institutions. Companies were selected based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

(Companies in the “Cloud-Infrastructure” space include: Actifio, AlienVault,, Centrify, CloudShare, Coraid, Delphix, Dropbox, Evolve IP, GoGrid, IntelePeer, LiveOps, Mu Dynamics, Opscode, Plantir Technologies, RainStor, RingCentral, Skytap, Sonian, Spiceworks, Syncplicity, Veracode and WhiteHat Security. Great job to all those companies!)

Again, thanks for being a GoGrid customer and making us even stronger and better as a company. We look forward to providing you with industry-leading technologies and services! For those who are not yet GoGrid customers, please be sure to contact us to find out why we are a recognized leader in the cloud industry.

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Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan, formerly the Technology Evangelist for GoGrid, is a recognized technology, social media, and cloud computing pundit and blogger who writes regularly about technology news and trends.

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