The Best Cloud Computing Startups to Watch

The Best Cloud Computing Startups to Watch

Cloud computing can save you money and help your business grow. Here are some of the best cloud computing startups on the market today:


Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud, and client software. The service was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. Dropbox has over 500 million users and is valued at $10 billion.[1]

Dropbox has been called one of the most important tech companies in Silicon Valley.[2] In 2014 it was ranked #1 on Fortune’s Best Places to Work list,[3][4] with employees praising its benefits package as well as its company culture.[5][6]


SolarWinds is a provider of IT management software, with a focus on helping companies manage their networks, servers and websites. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in Austin, Texas. SolarWinds has more than 300,000 customers worldwide and serves businesses of all sizes with its products that include network monitoring software for virtual environments; server monitoring; app performance management (APM) solutions for web applications; backup & recovery solutions; cloud infrastructure management tools like Log & Event Manager (LEM) or Configuration Manager (ConfigManager).

New Relic

New Relic is a cloud-based software analytics and monitoring service. With New Relic, you can get real-time visibility into the performance of your applications and business.

New Relic provides tools that help you monitor every aspect of your application’s performance–from code to infrastructure to users–and gives you actionable insights so you can make informed decisions about what needs fixing or improving.

With more than 60,000 organizations worldwide using New Relic today, we’re excited to see how they use it to improve their businesses!


MongoDB is a free and open-source cross-platform document-oriented database program. MongoDB was created by MongoDB, Inc. in response to issues with the SQL standard, such as poor performance with large data sets and inflexibility in schema design. The company’s namesake product offers high availability and horizontal scaling without requiring external sharding or manual failover processes.[1]

MongoDB was written in C++,[2] with some elements of the codebase being written in Erlang.[3] In addition to providing an application programming interface (API) for accessing its functionality, MongoDB also provides libraries that can be used to build applications using other programming languages.[4][5][6]


Okta is a cloud-based identity management service that allows you to manage your users’ logins, passwords and security information. The platform is used by over 7,000 customers including Sony Pictures Entertainment and National Geographic.

Okta’s technology makes it easy for developers to build secure apps with minimal time investment. Developers can use Okta APIs or SDKs (software development kits) to create apps that have built-in authentication functionality without needing additional code changes when switching between different environments such as staging or production sites–a process known as “zero touch provisioning.”


Box is a cloud-based file sharing and storage service. It offers a way to store, manage and share files online. The company was founded in 2005 by Aaron Levie as a startup from his dorm room at the University of Southern California. Box now has more than 60 million users across 180 countries, including 95% of the Fortune 500.


Workday is a cloud-based software company that provides human capital management (HCM) software to companies around the world. Founded in 2005, it is also publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WDAY.

Workday’s services help business leaders manage their workforce by providing tools for talent acquisition and retention, compensation management, benefits administration and more. Workday has over 2 million users across 220 countries worldwide including 80% of Fortune 500 companies such as Starbucks Corp., Target Corp., Nordstrom Inc., Johnson & Johnson & more!

Cloud computing can save you money and help your business grow.

Cloud computing can save you money and help your business grow.

Cloud computing is a cost-effective way to get access to powerful technology, without having to buy it yourself. For example, instead of buying expensive servers or renting office space in an expensive city like New York City or San Francisco, you can rent space from another company that has already built the infrastructure for you. You’ll also save money on electricity bills because the servers will be located at their data center instead of yours!

If that wasn’t enough reason for businesses to adopt cloud-based tools like Slack (which we’ll talk about later), there are some other benefits as well:

As the cloud computing industry continues to grow and evolve, we’ll see more and more startups emerge with innovative solutions for businesses of all sizes. The companies mentioned above are just a few examples of what’s possible when it comes to using this technology in your own organization–and if any of them sound interesting to you, then go ahead and check them out!