Cloud Computing Stocks; Cloud services market is expected to grow to $555 Billion in 2020
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New York, NY - Point Roberts, WA - August 29, 2014 (www.investorideas.com newswire) Investorideas.com staff: Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors issues an updated cloud computing stocks directory for investors following the sector.
The global cloud computing service market revenue is set to reach $209.9 billion in 2014, while the latest report shows that the global cloud services market is expected to grow to $555 billion worth in 2020, representing a CAGR of 17.6% from 2014 to 2020, according to Global Cloud Services Market Report by Allied Market Research.
Cloud computing allows multiple end-users to store and access data through a common network space simultaneously. According to the opinion of more than 60% CIOs of high performing enterprises, cloud computing is expected to improve customer engagement along with improving operational efficiency. In today's business world, it is estimated that more than 2 Zetabytes of data is generated annually and cloud offers an ideal platform for storage of this magnitude of data cost-effectively. It is estimated that 35% of the data storage budget of organizations can be saved with the implementation of cloud computing.
21Vianet Group, Inc. (NasdaqGM:VNET) is the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China. 21Vianet provides hosting and related services, managed network services and cloud computing infrastructure, improving the reliability, security and speed of its customers' Internet connections through 21Vianet's Internet infrastructure. Customers may locate their servers and networking equipment in one of 21Vianet's data centers and connect to China's Internet backbone through 21Vianet's extensive fiber optic network. In addition, its proprietary smart routing technology, BroadEx, enables customers' data to be delivered across the Internet in a faster and more reliable manner. 21Vianet operates in 33 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of more than 1,900 customers that span many industries ranging from Internet companies to government entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to mid-sized enterprises.
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. Accenture helps clients sort through the complex choices in the game-changing cloud computing market. With our services, clients integrate and manage the new IT landscape and redefine the path to high performance.
Acme Packet (NasdaqGS:APKT) the leader in session delivery network solutions, enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks. Our Net-Net product family fulfills demanding cloud-based IP communications, security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks. Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, Acme Packet designs and manufactures its products in the USA, selling them through over 309 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,850 customers in 109 countries have deployed over 20,000 Acme Packet systems, including 89 of the top 100 service providers and 48 of the Fortune 100.
Aerohive Networks ( NYSE: HIVE ) is an innovative enterprise mobility company. Our solutions enable enterprises to leverage the power of mobility to increase productivity, engage customers and grow their business. Our proprietary mobility platform utilizes the cloud and a distributed, controller-less architecture to deliver unified, intelligent, simplified networks that can be cost-effectively deployed. The scalability and flexibility of our platform makes enterprise mobility available to organizations regardless of their level of IT resources and enables a consistent network architecture to be deployed across enterprises of all sizes.
Akamai Technologies, Inc (NasdaqGS:AKAM) is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NasdaqGS: AMZN) a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. Amazon RDS is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud.
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ARUN) is a leading provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company’s Mobile Virtual Enterprise (MOVE) architecture unifies wired and wireless network infrastructures into one seamless access solution for corporate headquarters, mobile business professionals, remote workers and guests. This unified approach to access networks enables IT organizations and users to securely address the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon, dramatically improving productivity and lowering capital and operational costs. Bring your own device (BYOD), mobility and cloud computing are driving substantial opportunities for managed service providers (MSPs) to help organizations deploy and manage end-to-end mobility solutions and value-added services. Aruba dramatically reduces deployment time and operational expenses through automatic, cloud-based device provisioning, firmware upgrades and inventory management. Listed on the NASDAQ and Russell 2000® Index, Aruba is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has operations throughout the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) s a premier communications holding company and one of the most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and internationally. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse® and AT&T │DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world.
Barracuda Networks ( NYSE:CUDA ) provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. Barracuda Networks has developed a worldwide reputation as the go-to leader for providing government agencies with powerful yet easy-to-use IT solutions that simplify the most complex security, storage, application delivery, networking and data protection challenges.
b lur Group plc ( LSE:BLUR.L ) is providing solutions to its customers through an Exchange Support Platform. The Company owns and operates online exchanges, which enable businesses to buy, sell and pay for business services, including marketing, design, advertising and technology services. It attracts, registers and curates populations, called crowds, of business service providers by fostering business and social networking opportunities and peer-to-peer advice. Business customers submit requests for services (briefs) to the Exchange. The service providers respond to the briefs with proposals (pitches). In addition to these, the Company is also building crowds of experts for legal and accounting services. To deliver on s-commerce, blur Group has been in the cloud from the very beginning. It means that every part of delivering your project, from the brief you submit to final sign off and payment, runs entirely online. Stay on top of every part of the workflow with scheduling and project management tools. And when the project’s finished, all the payments are handled through the Exchange.
BMC Software (NasdaqGS:BMC) Tens of thousands of IT organizations around the world -- from small and mid-market businesses to the Global 100 -- rely on BMC Software manage their business services and applications across distributed, mainframe, virtual and cloud environments. BMC helps customers cut costs, reduce risk and achieve business objectives with the broadest choice of IT management solutions, including industry-leading Business Service Management and Cloud Management offerings. For the four fiscal quarters ended December 31, 2012, BMC revenue was approximately $2.2 billion.
Brightcove Inc. ( NasdaqGS:BCOV ) a leading global provider of cloud content services, offers a family of products used to publish and distribute the world's professional digital media. The company's products include Video Cloud, the market-leading online video platform and Zencoder, a leading cloud-based media processing service and HTML5 video player technology provider. Brightcove has more than 6,300 customers in over 65 countries that rely on Brightcove cloud content services to build and operate media experiences across PCs, smartphones, tablets and connected TVs.
Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NasdaqGS: BRCD) networking solutions help the world's leading organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. Brocade, along with OpenStack, which was cofounded by Rackspace and NASA, delivers the benefits of open and interoperable cloud architectures. A member of the OpenStack community since 2011, Brocade has embraced this open source cloud platform as part of its cloud architecture strategy and is optimizing its networking solutions for OpenStack.
CA Technologies (NasdaqGS:CA) provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center to the cloud.
ChinaCache International Holdings Ltd. (NasdaqGM:CCIH) is the leading provider of Internet content and application delivery services in China. As a carrier-neutral service provider, ChinaCache's network in China is interconnected with networks operated by all telecom carriers, major non-carriers and local Internet service providers. With more than a decade of experience in developing solutions tailored to China's complex internet infrastructure, ChinaCache is a partner of choice for businesses, government agencies and other enterprises to enhance the reliability and scalability of online services and applications and improve end-user experience. C3Edge is the global cloud service unit of ChinaCache. C3Edge Cloud Services powered by ChinaCache, delivers computing, servers, storage and networking to our customers as a reliable, cost-effective service that you can pay for as you grow in Asia and around the world. Today, we continue to grow our network to accommodate demand from an increasingly global customer base. Our expanded network and bandwidth resources enable us to meet customers' needs around the world. ChinaCache has built 350 service nodes in more than 80 major cities across China, as well as global nodes in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Oceania.
Cisco Systems Inc. (NasdaqGS:CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Cisco helps enable a world of many clouds - connecting people and organizations within, between, and beyond the clouds to the user. Cisco and its partners can provide cloud computing solutions that deliver people-centric collaboration, assured user experience, dynamic and efficient cloud infrastructure, context-aware security, and accelerated deployment. Using Cisco tools and resources, enterprises can build a private cloud that improves productivity and reduces costs. In addition, Cisco can help service providers take advantage of new business opportunities for monetizing cloud computing services, by offering hosted services on a public cloud.
Citrix Systems Inc. (NasdaqGS: CTXS) transforms how businesses, people and IT work in the cloud era. Market leading products for collaboration, virtualization, and networking allow Citrix to enable mobile workstyles and power cloud services for 100’s of millions of people every day. We service over 260,000 organizations with over 10,000 business partners in 100 countries.
CollabRx, Inc (NasdaqCM:CLRX ) is a recognized leader in cloud-based expert systems to inform health care decision-making. CollabRx uses information technology to aggregate and contextualize the world's knowledge on genomics-based medicine with specific insights from the nation's top cancer experts starting with the area of greatest need: advanced cancers in patients who have effectively exhausted the standard of care.
CommVault Systems Inc . (NasdaqGS:CVLT ) A singular vision - a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs - guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unprecedented control over data growth, costs and risk. CommVault's Simpana® software suite of products was designed to work together seamlessly from the ground up, sharing a single code and common function set, to deliver superlative Data Protection, Archive, Replication, Search and Resource Management capabilities. More companies every day join those who have discovered the unparalleled efficiency, performance, reliability, and control only CommVault can offer. Simpana® software is optimized for cloud-based service delivery, incorporating industry-leading capabilities.
Concur Technologies Inc. (NasdaqGS:CNQR ) is a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions for companies of all sizes. Concur's easy-to-use web-based and mobile solutions help companies and their employees control costs and save time. Based on a set of open, cloud-based APIs and tools, the Concur Connect Platform enables customers, partners, and third party developers to connect to and extend Concur's technology solutions with a diverse set of applications and services.
Data Storage Corporation (OTC:DTST) is a leading provider of professional services focused on data protection and business continuity solutions that help organizations of all types and sizes protect their data, minimize downtime, ensure regulatory compliance, and recover and restore data quickly. We offer our solutions and services to business, government, education, financial services, and healthcare industries across the U.S. and abroad by leveraging leading technologies, such as virtualization, cloud computing and cloud storage.
Dell Inc. ( NasdaqGS:DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell Cloud Solutions enable you to do what you need to do today — and to change what you want to change tomorrow. With Dell cloud-enabled servers, storage and networking, you can simplify deployment and management of infrastructure, workloads and applications. Operate, monitor and manage your cloud infrastructure across legacy, traditional and cloud-based infrastructures with Dell software. Use Dell Cloud Solutions to provide data portability, security and integration for enterprise-class cloud. Use Dell Cloud as a service for real-time business results . Deliver Dell’s as-a-service offerings, applications, data and infrastructure simply and securely — anytime, anywhere. Safeguard your cloud with Dell’s layered approach to security, which provides certified, integrated and affordable solutions with reduced complexity.
EarthLink Inc. (NasdaqGS:ELNK ) is a leading IT services and communications provider to more than 150,000 businesses and one million consumers nationwide. EarthLink empowers customers with managed services including cloud computing, managed and private cloud, and virtualization services such as managed hosting and cloud workspace. EarthLink also offers a robust portfolio of IT security, application hosting, colocation and IT support services. The company operates an extensive network spanning 28,800 route fiber miles with 90 metro fiber rings and 4 secure data centers providing ubiquitous nationwide data and voice IP service coverage across more than 90 percent of the country. Founded in 1994, EarthLink's award-winning reputation for outstanding service and product innovation is supported by an experienced team of professionals focused on best-in-class customer care.
Elephant Talk Communications, Inc. (NYSE MKT:ETAK ) is a leading international provider of mobile networking software and services. The Company's mission is to provide a single service, fully enabling and securing the mobile cloud. Elephant Talk empowers Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) by providing a cloud based mobile communications infrastructure, operating software and managed services, based mostly on company developed and owned software. We enable these Mobile Operators and Virtual Network Operators by offering a full suite of products, delivery platforms, support services, superior industry expertise and high quality customer service without substantial upfront investment. As a specialized outsourcing partner, we provide operating software, managed services, cloud and SaaS solutions, an integrated transaction and delivery platform to the mobile telecommunications industry globally. Our products include remote health care, credit card fraud prevention, mobile internet ID security, secure remote file access management, loyalty and transaction management services and a whole range of other emerging mobile services. Elephant Talk can count several of the world's leading Mobile Operators amongst their customers including Vodafone, T-Mobile and Zain, and virtually all business is focused on tier 1 operators worldwide.
EMC Corp. (NYSE:EMC) is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way.
Equinix Inc. (NasdaqGS:EQIX) connects more than 4,000 companies directly to their customers and partners inside the world's most networked data centers. Today, businesses leverage the Equinix interconnection platform in 31 strategic markets across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Cloud & IT Services: Platform Equinix eliminates the barriers to the broad adoption of IT and cloud services.
EZChip Technologies (NasdaqGS: EZCH ) is a fabless semiconductor company that provides Ethernet network processors for networking equipment. EZchip provides solutions that scale from a few to hundreds of Gigabits-per-second. EZchip's network processors provide great flexibility and high performance coupled with superior integration and power efficiency for a wide range of applications in carrier, cloud and data center network equipment.
F5 Networks (NasdaqGS:FFIV) makes the connected world run better. F5 helps organizations meet the demands and embrace the opportunities that come with the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and applications—in the data center, the network, and the cloud. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5’s intelligent services framework to deliver and protect their applications and services while ensuring people stay connected.
FireEye, Inc. ( NasdaqGS:FEYE ) has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. FireEye products include network appliances called Malware Protection Systems (MPS) for (real-time detection and blocking) monitoring web, email and file attack vectors, a central management platform (CMS) and Malware Analysis System (MAS) for threat analysts to deeply inspect zero-day and APT. FireEye also provides a Malware Protection Cloud (MPC) for hourly updates of current threat intelligence.
Forbidden Technologies (LSE:FBT.L ) operates in the fast growing internet video market, with one of the world’s most advanced Cloud computing applications: FORscene. Years of continuous development and the experience of handling over 3,000,000 hours of professionally shot video have put the FORscene video post-production platform at the heart of the Internet video revolution.
GBS Enterprises Inc. (OTC:GBSX) the parent company of GROUP Business Software AG, is a leading supplier of solutions and services for the IBM collaboration platform. With the Competence Centers Security, Portal & BPM, Mobility and Modernization, GBS enables its customers to manage the challenges of today and tomorrow faster, easier and more targeted. Over 5,000 customers and more than 4 million users worldwide trust in GBS expertise. The company operates in North America, Europe and Asia. The European headquarters is located in Frankfurt/Germany, and the North American headquarters is based in Atlanta. GROUP’s patent-pending Cloud Automation Platform (CAP) extends scalability, flexibility and simplicity to applications - quickly, reliably and securely. GROUP Live makes going to the cloud easy through features like self-service access and simultaneously automating infrastructure provisioning based on actual application performance and service levels. And, most importantly, with GROUP Live, you can leverage your existing technology investments and expertise saving you money and time, and preventing you from becoming locked into proprietary frameworks or technologies.
Google, Inc. (NasdaqGS: GOOG) maintains index of Websites and other online content for users, advertisers, Google network members, and other content providers. Its automated search technology helps users to obtain instant access to relevant information from its online index. The company provides targeted advertising and Internet search solutions, as well as intranet solutions via an enterprise search appliance. Google Apps is a cloud-based productivity suite that helps you and your team connect and get work done from anywhere on any device. It's simple to setup, use and manage, allowing you to work smarter and focus on what really matters.
Harman International (NYSE: HAR ) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets - supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. Aha is an interactive service of HARMAN International Industries that makes Web content as easy and safe to use as radio. Aha uses the Harman Cloud Platform to organize content from the Web into personalized radio stations that consumers can listen to from anywhere — at home, on the go, or safely from the driver's seat. By the end of 2013, Aha will be installed into vehicles by more than 10 automotive manufacturers, which in total represent more than 50 percent of all cars sold in the USA/Canada and up to 30 percent in Europe, including Acura, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Porsche and Subaru. The Aha platform and service was started in 2008 in Silicon Valley by a group of Web and multimedia veterans with a shared passion for delivering an ‘always on’ audio experience to connect drivers to the content they really want. HARMAN, the company that designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, acquired Aha in September 2010.
Hewlett-Packard Co.(HPQ) (NYSE:HPQ) creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. HP offers the full breadth of converged cloud solutions required by enterprises, service providers, governments, and developers. HP Converged Cloud solutions help you deliver information anywhere, applications anywhere, and infrastructure anywhere for a cloud environment that’s flexible and change-ready — and tailored to your business or agency.
IceWEB (OTC:IWEB ) manufactures award-winning, high performance unified data storage appliances with enterprise storage management capabilities at a fraction of the price of traditional providers, while reducing space, power and cooling requirements and simplifying storage management for land-based, virtual and cloud environments. IceBOX™ is a secure encrypted private cloud storage, file synchronization and Client-Server software platform. Unlike other Cloud storage solutions, with IceBOX™ your corporation owns the data and can lock down a user’s account if a breach is detected.
ImageWare Systems, Inc. (OTC:IWSY ) is an identity management innovator that has provided advanced biometric solutions to traditional identity markets for more than a decade. Today, we are also using our proven, patented, multi-modal biometric advances to deliver revolutionary mobile capabilities to the wireless, financial services and healthcare sectors. Our cutting-edge IWS CloudID and IWS Interactive Messaging System platforms are enabling extraordinary modular, flexible and scalable identity solutions across a variety of markets. ImageWare’s next generation IWS CloudID™ Product Suite is optimized for biometric matching performance and configuration flexibility addressing requirements for the highest level of multi-modal and multi factor authentication. IWS CloudID offers System Integrators and Identity Service Solution providers an unsurpassed ability to rapidly develop and deploy customized standards based identity solutions that can be easily reconfigured to adapt to evolving customer requirements and emerging market demands.
Imogo Mobile Technologies Corp (OTC:IMTC ) is an innovative provider of cloud computing solutions for organizations seeking to securely integrate mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones into their enterprise ecosystem while increasing productivity and lowering their IT costs. Our solutions, including a private cloud portal, enable mission critical business units to connect, collaborate and communicate around the globe. The personal private cloud platform and application services include: High quality digital telephony for PC’s and tablets, hosted exchange and unified messaging, hosted terminal services, and off-site secure data storage and backup services. The Imogo Private Cloud Portal Platform provides fast and secure access to email, documents, voicemail, office phone, faxes and other services in one convenient bundled service. The Imogo cloud-based solutions can be accessed from any internet connection on a laptop, desktop PC, smartphone, tablet or other mobile device. Applications and data are stored on secure Imogo-hosted servers and accessed remotely through a web browser or smartphone/tablet app. By utilizing real-time synchronization these services allow employees to have consistent access to their data and applications independent of the device used to access them.
International Business Machines (IBM) (NYSE:IBM) engages in the development and manufacture of the advanced information technologies, including computer systems, software, storage systems, and microelectronics. With IBM’s enterprise class cloud computing capabilities, you have the trusted partner to help you assess cloud readiness, develop adoption strategies and identify business entry points.
IntraLinks (NYSE:IL ) is a leading, global technology provider of inter-enterprise content management and collaboration solutions. Through innovative Software-as-a-Service solutions, IntraLinks solutions are designed to enable the exchange, control, and management of information between organizations securely and compliantly when working through the firewall. More than 2 million professionals at 800 of the Fortune 1000 companies depend on IntraLinks' experience. With a track record of enabling high-stakes transactions and business collaborations valued at more than $19 trillion, IntraLinks is a trusted provider of easy-to-use, enterprise strength, cloud-based collaboration solutions.
Iveda Solutions, Inc. (OTC:IVDA) is a premier cloud video hosting service provider, a technology innovator, and a provider of enterprise-class Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS). Based in Mesa, AZ, with a subsidiary in Taiwan (MEGAsys), Iveda Solutions has a SAFETY Act Designation by the Department of Homeland Security as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology provider.
J2 GLOBAL INC (NasdaqGS:JCOM ) provides Internet services through its two divisions: Business Cloud Services and Digital Media. The Business Cloud Services Division offers Internet fax, virtual phone, hosted email, email marketing, online backup, unified communications and CRM solutions. It markets its services principally under the brand names eFax®, eVoice®, FuseMail®, Campaigner®, KeepItSafe® and Onebox® and operates a messaging network spanning 49 countries on six continents. The Digital Media Division, created with j2 Global’s November 2012 acquisition of Ziff Davis, Inc., offers trusted news and reviews of technology products on its web properties, which include PCMag.com, ExtremeTech.com, ComputerShopper.com, Toolbox.com and Geek.com. The Digital Media Division also operates BuyerBase®, an advanced ad-targeting platform; LogicBuy.com, a leading provider of online deals; and Ziff Davis B2B, a leading provider of research to enterprise buyers and leads to IT vendors.
Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) is in the business of network innovation. From devices to data centers, from consumers to cloud providers, Juniper Networks delivers the software, silicon and systems that transform the experience and economics of networking.
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NasdaqGS:LVLT ) provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 450 markets in 45 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities.
Limelight Networks, Inc . (NasdaqGS:LLNW) is a global leader in Digital Presence Management. Limelight's Orchestrate Digital Presence Platform is an integrated suite of cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, which allows organizations to optimize all aspects of their online digital presence across web, mobile, social, and large screen channels. Orchestrate leverages Limelight's scalable, high-performance global network to offer advanced features for: web content management; website personalization; content targeting; online video publishing; mobile enablement and monetization; content delivery; transcoding; and cloud storage -- combined with social media integration and powerful analytics. Limelight's team of digital presence experts helps organizations streamline processes and optimize business results across all customer interaction channels to deliver exceptional multi-screen experiences, improve brand awareness, drive revenue, and enhance their customer relationships -- all while reducing costs.
LogMeIn, Inc. (Nasdaq:LOGM ) provides essential cloud and mobile services to individuals, businesses, and IT organizations for remote access, collaboration, customer care, and remote IT management. These services are used by millions of people to quickly, simply and securely connect over 150 million internet-enabled devices across the globe -- computers, smartphones, iPad(TM) and Android(TM) tablets, and digital displays. LogMeIn is based in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA, with offices in Australia, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, and the UK.
Mellanox Technologies Inc. (NasdaqGS:MLNX ; Tel Aviv-TASE:MLNX ) is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services.
Microsoft (NasdaqGS:MSFT) Founded in 1975, is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft offers Windows Azure for cloud application development and housing, Windows Server Hyper-V for private cloud and Microsoft Office 365 for business cloud power.
Mitel® Networks Corporation (NasdaqGM:MITL; TSX:MNW.TO) is a global provider of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) software, solutions and services that enable organizations to conduct business anywhere, over any medium with the device of their choice. Through a single cloud-ready software stream, Mitel's Freedom architecture provides customers in over 100 countries the flexibility and simplicity needed to support today's dynamic work environment.
NetApp (NasdaqGS:NTAP) c reates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Cloud Computing: The FlexPod® data center platform is a prevalidated solution combining storage, networking, and server components and integrating them into a single flexible architecture. The FlexPod data center platform is designed to ease IT transformation to virtual infrastructure and cloud computing with maximum efficiency, minimal risk, and increased flexibility. FlexPod components include NetApp unified storage systems, Cisco® Unified Computing System™ servers, and Cisco Nexus® fabric. The FlexPod architecture can scale up or out, and can be optimized for a variety of mixed workloads in both virtualized and non-virtualized environments.
NetSuite Inc. (NYSE:N ) is the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials / Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software suites. In addition to financials/ERP software suites, NetSuite offers a broad suite of applications, including accounting, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Professional Services Automation (PSA) and eCommerce that enable companies to manage most of their core business operations in its single integrated suite. NetSuite's "real-time dashboard" technology provides an easy-to-use view into up-to-date, role-specific business information.
Newtek Business Services Inc. ( NasdaqCM:NEWT ) , The Small Business Authority, is a direct distributor of a wide range of business services and financial products to the small- and medium-sized business market under the Newtek® brand. Since 1999, Newtek has helped small- and medium-sized business owners realize their potential by providing them with the essential tools needed to manage and grow their businesses and to compete effectively in today's marketplace. Newtek provides its services to over 100,000 business accounts and has positioned the Newtek® brand as a one-stop-shop provider of such business services. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are over 27.5 million small businesses in the United States, which in total represent 99.7% of all employer firms. Managed Technology Solutions (Cloud Computing): Full-service web host, which offers eCommerce solutions, shared and dedicated web hosting and related services including domain registration and online shopping cart tools.
OpenText™ Corp. (NasdaqGS:OTEX; TSX: OTC.TO) is the leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM). EIM enables organizations to grow the business, lower costs of operations, and reduce information governance and security related risks. OpenText Cloud Computing: Enterprise-class cloud computing services and applications for securely managing, exchanging, and socializing enterprise information. Regardless of the volume or format of enterprise information - from documents, business records and fax to video, audio, email and SMS - the OpenText Cloud combines the benefits of cloud computing including lower overhead and no infrastructure and deployment costs with enterprise-grade security, compliance, and social services. Companies such as Unilever and Quest are embracing the OpenText Cloud to drive business value, rapidly establish a social business network, and deploy highly secure applications.
Oracle Corp. ( NasdaqGS:ORCL) engineers hardware and software to work together in the cloud and in your data center. Oracle provides the industry's broadest and most complete portfolio of public, private and hybrid cloud offerings. Oracle Cloud delivers a broad suite of subscription-based, enterprise-grade Application Services, Platform Services, Infrastructure Services and Social Services. Oracle also provides a comprehensive portfolio of cloud products and managed cloud services for IT providers to build and manage clouds.
Pervasive Software Inc. (NasdaqGS:PVSW ) is a global data innovation leader, delivering software to manage, integrate and analyze data, in the cloud or on-premises, throughout the entire data lifecycle. Pervasive products deliver value to tens of thousands of customers worldwide, often embedded within partners’ software, with breakthrough performance, flexibility, reliability and return on investment.
Qualys ( NasdaqGS:QLYS ) is a pioneer and leading provider of cloud security and compliance solutions with over 6,000 customers in more than 100 countries, including a majority of each of the Forbes Global 100 and Fortune 100. The QualysGuard Cloud Platform and integrated suite of solutions help organizations simplify security operations and lower the cost of compliance by delivering critical security intelligence on demand and automating the full spectrum of auditing, compliance and protection for IT systems and web applications. Founded in 1999, Qualys has established strategic partnerships with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations, including Accuvant, BT, Dell SecureWorks, Fujitsu, NTT, Symantec, Verizon, and Wipro. The company is also a founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).
Quantum Corp. (NYSE:QTM ) is a proven global expert in data protection and big data management, providing specialized storage solutions for physical, virtual and cloud environments. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to help maximize the value of their data by protecting and preserving it over its entire lifecycle. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain™ they're able to adapt in a changing world -- keeping more data longer, bridging from today to tomorrow, and reducing costs.
Rackspace Hosting Inc. (NYSE:RAX) is the open cloud company, delivering open technologies and powering more than 197,000 customers worldwide. Rackspace provides its renowned Fanatical Support® across a broad portfolio of IT products, including Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. Rackspace has been recognized by Bloomberg BusinessWeek as a Top 100 Performing Technology Company, is featured on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For and is included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Rackspace was positioned in the Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc. in the “2011 Magic Quadrant for Managed Hosting.” Rackspace is headquartered in San Antonio with offices and data centers around the world.
Radware (NasdaqGS:RDWR) is a global leader of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers. Its award-winning solutions portfolio delivers full resilience for business-critical applications, maximum IT efficiency, and complete business agility. Radware's solutions empower more than 10,000 enterprise and carrier customers worldwide to adapt to market challenges quickly, maintain business continuity and achieve maximum productivity while keeping costs down.
Rally Software Development Corp. (NYSE:RALY) is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development. Rally's platform transforms the way organizations manage the software development lifecycle by closely aligning software development and strategic business objectives, facilitating collaboration, increasing transparency and automating manual processes.
Red Hat Inc. ( NYSE:RHT) is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.
Riverbed Technology (NasdaqGS:RVBD) delivers performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization.
Saba Software (NasdaqGM:SABA ) enables organizations to build a transformative workplace that leverages the advent of social networking in business and the ubiquity of mobile to empower an organization’s most mission-critical assets — its people. The company provides a set of people-centric enterprise solutions to various businesses and industries worldwide. Saba delivers cloud-based learning management, talent management and social enterprise solutions to transform the way people work. Saba’s premier customer base includes major global organizations and industry leaders in financial services, life sciences and healthcare, high tech, automotive and manufacturing, retail, energy and utilities, packaged goods, and public sector organizations. Headquartered in Redwood Shores, California, Saba has offices on five continents.
StatPro Group plc (LSE:SOG.L ) along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the development, marketing and distribution of software systems and the provision of cloud-based portfolio analysis and asset pricing services to the global asset management industry. The Company operates in two segments: EMEAA and North America. The Company focuses on StatPro evolution its cloud-based portfolio analytics platform which enables analysis of portfolio performance attribution and risk through detailed and accurate data visual charts and reports.
Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) is the enterprise cloud computing leader. Using salesforce.com's social and mobile cloud technologies, companies can connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and apps give customers the tools to create a social front office and revolutionize the way they sell, service, market, collaborate, work, and innovate.
SeaChange International (NasdaqGS:SEAC ) Ranked among the top 250 software companies in the world, SeaChange International enables transformative multi-screen video services through an open, cloud-based, intelligent software platform trusted by cable, IPTV and mobile operators globally. Personalized and fully monetized video experiences anytime on any device, in the home and everywhere, are the product of the Company’s superior video platform, advertising and in-home offerings. SeaChange’s hundreds of customers are many of the world’s most powerful media brands including all major cable operators in the Americas and Europe, and the largest telecom companies in the world. Headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts, SeaChange is TL 9000 certified and has product development, support and sales offices around the world.
Seagate Technology (NasdaqGS:STX ) is the leading provider of hard drives and storage solutions. From the videos, music and documents we share with friends and family on social networks, to servers that form the backbone of enterprise data centers and cloud-based computing, to desktop and notebook computers that fuel our personal productivity, Seagate products help more people store, share and protect their valuable digital content. Seagate offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of hard disk drives, solid-state drives and solid-state hybrid drives. In addition, the company offers an extensive line of retail storage products for consumers and small businesses, along with data-recovery services for any brand of hard drive and digital media type. Seagate employs more than 50,000 people around the world.
Selectica (NasadqCM : SLTC ) develops innovative software that the world's most successful companies rely on to improve the effectiveness of their sales and contracting processes. Our guided selling, sales configuration, and contract lifecycle management solutions support the Global 2000 and growing mid-size firms in closing billions of dollars' worth of business each year. Our patented technology, delivered through the cloud, makes it easy for customers in industries like high-tech, telecommunications, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services, and government contracting to overcome product and channel complexity, increase deal value, and accelerate time to revenue.
Spare Backup, Inc. (OTC:SPBU) is a leading provider of data backup and security software for smartphones, tablets and PCs. Spare Backup's software enables consumers and small to medium sized businesses to easily protect valuable computer and mobile data quickly, automatically and cost-effectively.Spare Backup software intelligently selects, secures and stores personal and business content on a continuous basis or according to the schedule of the user's choice. It also allows for the integration of that content across various devices and provides enhanced security features to protect valuable data on any lost or stolen devices. Spare Backup software is the first totally automated cloud-based backup service that is distributed on a stand-alone or private label basis through major retail and warranty service partners in North America and Europe.
Splunk Inc. (NasdaqGS:SPLK) provides the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence. Splunk® software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. More than 7,400 enterprises, government agencies, universities and service providers in over 90 countries use Splunk software to deepen business and customer understanding, mitigate cybersecurity risk, prevent fraud, improve service performance and reduce cost. Splunk products include Splunk® Enterprise, Splunk Cloud™, Splunk Storm®, Hunk™ and premium Splunk Apps.
SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX) a Fortune 500 corporation, is a leading business process services company, servicing resellers, retailers and original equipment manufacturers in multiple regions around the world. The Company provides services in IT distribution, supply chain management, contract assembly and business process outsourcing. CLOUDSolv is SYNNEX’ answer to the channel’s need for a comprehensive tool for selling software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions. Unlike any other, CLOUDSolv offers the combined benefits of providing resellers with one repository for all hosted solutions services. The CLOUDSolv Marketplace showcases viable Cloud technology solutions and the vendors we’ve partnered with to provision the services. The CLOUDSolv Storefront enables resellers to promote Cloud services directly to their clientele and automate provisioning and billing, while Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) manages license-key storage for integration into reseller ecommerce platforms.
SYNTEL INC (NasdaqGS:SYNT ) is a leading global provider of integrated information technology and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) solutions spanning the entire lifecycle of business and information systems and processes. The Company is driven by its mission to create new opportunities for clients by harnessing the passion, talent and innovation of Syntel employees worldwide. Syntel leverages dedicated Centers of Excellence, a flexible Global Delivery Model, and a strong track record of building collaborative client partnerships to create sustainable business advantage for Global 2000 organizations. Syntel is assessed at SEI CMMi Level 5, and is ISO 27001 and ISO 9001:2008 certified. CLOUD COMPUTING: uses its MACH methodology (Methodology for Application to be Cloud Hosted) to offer portfolio analysis and cloud strategy definition services
2U, Inc. ( NasdaqGS: TWOU ) Founded in 2008 by a team of education and technology veterans, 2U enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high quality education to qualified students anywhere. Our cloud-based software-as-a-service platform provides schools with the comprehensive operating infrastructure they need to attract, enroll, educate, support, and graduate their students. Our mission is to enable the education our clients provide to reach its highest potential so students can reach theirs.
TriNet Group ( NYSE:TNET ) is a leading provider of a comprehensive human resources solution for small to medium-sized businesses, or SMBs. We enhance business productivity by enabling our clients to outsource their human resources, or HR, function to one strategic partner and allowing them to focus on operating and growing their core businesses. Our HR solution includes services such as payroll processing, human capital consulting, employment law compliance and employee benefits, including health insurance, retirement plans and workers compensation insurance. Our services are delivered by our expert team of HR professionals and enabled by our proprietary, cloud-based technology platform, which allows our clients and their employees to efficiently conduct their HR transactions anytime and anywhere. We believe we are a leader in the industry due to our size, our presence in the United States and Canada and the number of clients and employees that we serve
Unwired Planet, Inc . (NasdaqGS: UPIP ) is the inventor of the mobile Internet. Unwired Planet established many of the foundational patents that allow mobile devices to connect to the Internet. Over the years, the company has amassed a patent portfolio of approximately 200 issued U.S. and foreign patents and approximately 75 pending applications, many of which are considered foundational to mobile communications, and span smart devices, cloud technologies and unified messaging. Unwired Planet is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.
US Dataworks, Inc.(OTC:UDWK) offers cloud payment processing services with proven enterprise-class payment, deposit, returns processing, and powerful payment analytic tools. US Dataworks' solutions are trusted to process $7 billion in payments each day for utilities, telecommunications providers, content providers, financial institutions and government agencies.
Verizon Terremark (NYSE:VZ) A subsidiary of Verizon Communications Inc., Verizon Terremark sets the standard for IT deployments with advanced infrastructure and managed service offerings that deliver the scale, security, and reliability necessary to meet the demanding requirements of enterprises and governments around the world. With a global network of data centers and a comprehensive portfolio of secure solutions, Terremark is helping enterprise and government executives realize the power and promise of the cloud today.
Vmware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of $4.61 billion, VMware has more than 480,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world.
Western Digital Corp . (NasdaqGS:WDC ) is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its subsidiaries design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD®, HGST and G-Technology brands. The company sells its products to computer manufacturers, resellers, and retailers worldwide. It serves markets addressing storage opportunities, including enterprise and cloud data centers, client, consumer electronics, backup, the Internet, and other markets, such as automotive and home and small office networking.
Windstream Corporation (NasdaqGS:WIN) a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas.
Wireless Ronin (OTC : RNIN ) is a pioneering marketing technologies company. WRT combines interactive digital media -- signage, kiosks, mobile, social media and web -- to create 360-degree solutions so companies will be "Communicating at Life Speed®" to deliver the right content at the right place at the right time. WRT's turnkey approach includes strategic consulting, creative development, installation, hosting, training and support. Since launching its cloud-based RoninCast® content management platform in 2003, WRT has become the leading digital marketing provider for large-scale deployments in retail, automotive, food service and public venues.
Youngevity Interntional (formerly AL International Inc.) (OTC:YGYI) is a fast-growing, innovative, multi-dimensional company that offers a wide range of consumer products and services, primarily through person-to-person selling relationships that comprise a "network of networks." In August 2011 Youngevity merged with Financial Destination, Inc. (FDI), a seller of telecommunications and health and wellness-related services. Youngevity International, Inc. is actively engaged in constructing a “consumer cloud,” in which friend-to-friend marketing and social networking drive the buying and selling of products and services from multiple independent sales forces — creating a new generation of commerce.
ZOO Digital Group plc (LSE:ZOO.L) is an international software company that creates software-based solutions to automate real world situations where video and printed media are prepared and adapted for different formats, technical specifications and languages. ZOO has unique experience in media workflows and the localization of a wide variety of products, from printed marketing materials to web sites, product packaging, marketing materials, digital video products, electronic books, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. We are generally focused on the worldwide creative media industries, particularly entertainment, where our customers include Hollywood studios, music and book publishers and other producers and publishers of creative media products. Hosted in the Cloud, our software technologies transform digital workflows through re-engineering traditional processes, and we provide a range of associated implementation, production and custom development services.
Cloud Computing Stocks (TickerSpy) (*CLOUD ) These stocks have significant exposure to the "cloud computing" trend, which is defined as the provision of computational resources on demand via a computer network.
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