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Top 10 Cloud Vendors

I came across this blog post by Peter Laird (Blog link) which I found to be an interesting way to rank the cloud vendors but since this list had been prepared almost 2 years before, I decided to give it a shot now to see how the ranking had changed over time.Based on the methodology used by Peter I did the following :Cleared all browser cookies Ensured I was logged out of Google (to avoid personalized results) Navigated to the www.google.com search page Typed “cloud computing” in the search box However unlike Peter I did not browse through all the pages but restricted my ranking until I found 10 vendors. The result is as follows.From the search results scrubbed off all non vendors and then collected the first occurrence of each of the following vendors.Page RankVendor URL11Salesforcehttp://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/2IBMhttp://www.ibm.com/cloud-computing/3Amazon EC2http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/24Dellhttp://content.dell.com/us/en/enterprise/cloud-computing.aspx5Microsofthttp://www.…