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I just browsed Jeremy Geelan of SYS-CON’s list of 150 Cloud companies

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an ecosystem grow as fast as the Cloud Computing Ecosystem. It’s both a great challenge and a hell for product marketeers who constantly have to stay up to date with the market.

I just browsed Jeremy Geelan of SYS-CON’s list of 150 Cloud companies.

In 6 months it grew from 100 to 150. He’s done a great effort – I can’t think of a better list – but still he misses quite a few important ones:

Abiquo: enterprise and isp cloud builders

Aserver: private cloud builders (and much more)

Casdex: (compliant) archival in the cloud (!)

SymetriQ: public cloud

Aicache: Web application acceleration

B-virtual: build storage clouds (dispersed storage technology)

Aptana: IDE for web app development

MokaFive: virtual desktops in the cloud

ThePlanet: cloud storage

Mozy: online BU

ZumoDrive: online storage

Dropbox: online sharing

Sugarsync (sharpcast): online backup & sync

Wuala (Lacie): online storage + social networking online collaboration real-time sharing

Jungledisk: online storage, BU

Elephantdrive: online storage, BU etc.

Allmydata: online storage, BU etc.

And given AT&T is there, I bet every Telco will claim they belong to the list.

Don’t get me wrong, I support Jeremy’s efforts – just trying to make his case stronger: this ecosystem is growing at an immense speed!

Oh and … my list is not complete either!

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Tom Leyden is VP Product Marketing at Scality. Scality was founded in 2009 by a team of entrepreneurs and technologists. The idea wasn’t storage, per se. When the Scality team talked to the initial base of potential customers, the customers wanted a system that could “route” data to and from individual users in the most scalable, efficient way possible. And so began a non-traditional approach to building a storage system that no one had imagined before. No one thought an object store could have enough performance for all the files and attachments of millions of users. No one thought a system could remain up and running through software upgrades, hardware failures, capacity expansions, and even multiple hardware generations coexisting. And no one believed you could do all this and scale to petabytes of content and billions of objects in pure software.