Sand Hill – June 3rd, 2014
Cloud is all about agility and innovation. It is one of the key driving forces behind the incredible value that is being realized in the technology market today. The cloud enables and accelerates major markets such as Big Data, mobile and social. The cloud paradigm is shaking up every layer of the hardware and software stack; nothing is immune to this disruption including security, storage, networking, platforms, applications, management and even the virtualization layer. We are also seeing traditionally conservative vertical markets such as healthcare, automotive and manufacturing embrace cloud technology to leapfrog their competition.
Hundreds of companies are jumping on the cloud bandwagon and investors are once again pouring hundreds of millions of dollars. The Sand Hill 50 represents a unique set of cloud players that stand out from the crowd. We created this list based on the fundamental requirement of business value and an evaluation along the following criteria: