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 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.





1 1 Salesforce
  2 IBM
  3 Amazon EC2
2 4 Dell
  5 Microsoft
  6 VmWare
3 7 F5
  8 CloudVertex
  9 Novell
5 10 EMC

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


VTR Ravi Kumar said…
Recently checked this ranking again and found the top three have changed and new entries have popped in as well.. will update this list as soon as I find. Meanwhile here is the top three as of now (25th November 2011)
1. Amazon Ec2
2. Rackspace
3. Salesforce
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