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.
Congrats to Salesforce for being on the top of the list…