Welcome to our One-Stop Cloud Reference Page

This list provides our readers a simple starting point for key standards, popular services and other interesting information related to what we do. Most of the ones we've selected for this list have been designed as Cloud solutions from scratch. Behind the Cloud is a dynamically growing industry, which makes this page a continuous work in progress - so please check back for updates frequently

There are many other great Cloud or offline solutions that are not on this list that you may have otherwise heard of, and if you're in a speciality areas such as Healthcare, Law etc. there may be better applications that are specially relevant to your area of business. Remember - there are good products and there are bad products, but the "best" products are the ones that meet your specific needs and improve your ability to do business. If you're interested in learning more, please contact us.  


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Key Cloud related Standard & Best Practice Resources





Compute & Other Services
▪ Amazon AWS*
Google Compute Engine & Others
▪ Joyent
AT&T*
GoGrid

Canadian Carriers providing Cloud Services






Hypervisors
▪ VMware ESX and ESXi
▪ Xen (Open Source)
▪ Virtual Box (Oracle)
▪ KVM 

The ever controversial 
"Cloud in a Box"
▪ Joyent
▪ Enomaly Elastic Computing
▪ StackOps (OpenStack)
▪ Morph
WSO2 Ozone (Xen based)







Point & Click / Mashup
Caspio
LongJump 













Office & Personal Productivity
▪ Acrobat.com (PDF Services)
Zimbra 

File Sharing & Synchronization
Google Drive
▪ Box.net
▪ DropBox
▪ Egnyte
▪ SugarSync

Note that many online & offline productivity suites including those from Google, Microsoft and Apple now have online storage services.

Backup
▪ Mozy

Expense Management
Invoicing / basic SMB accounting

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IaaS Resources

Savvis
SoftLayer 
Storm
▪ Equinox
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Service Provider / Private Cloud Resources

Full Suites 
▪ VmWare VSphere, vCloud (Full Suite)
▪ Cloud.com (Citrix)
▪ See Cloud in a box section

Deployment Automation / Orchestration
 Open Nebula (OpenStack)
▪ Scalr
Skytap
Configuration & Transition Automation
CloudSwitch
▪ Puppet
▪ OpsCode

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PaaS Resources


Relational Cloud Databases
▪ Amazon RDS
▪ Xeround (MySQL based)
▪ EnterpriseDB (Postgres based)

Non-relational Cloud Databases
▪ Amazon SimpleDB & DynamoDB
▪ MongoDB
▪ HBase

Data Caching

Big Data Management & BI
▪ Opani
▪ PiCloud
▪ Splunk
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SaaS Resources


CRM / ERP

Contact Center w/some CRM features

Subscription Management & Service Billing (For Providers)
▪ Zuora
▪ eVapt
▪ Redi[2]
Aria

Membership Management & Payments (SMB)
Saasy

HR & Recruiting

Project & Team Management
▪ Basecamp
▪ Podio
▪ Huddle

Training


* Note that many compute providers also provide highly scalable storage










App Deployment Automation 
▪ Bitnami

Monitoring
▪ Hyperic
▪ Monitis

Single Signon
▪ SmartSignIn

Compute Hardware Providers
▪ Cisco UCS

Storage Hardware Providers
Dell Compellent
▪ EMC










SW Development & Lifecycle Tools
Collabnet Teamforge

Cloud Integration
▪ Amazon SNS
 & SQS
▪ Webspan
▪ IBM CastIron
▪ Apigee

Testing
Soasta
▪ WhiteHat Sentinel (Security testing)

Mobile App Development 
(Cloud based)
▪ RhoHub
▪ Tiggzi
▪ Sencha










Distribution & Manufacturing
Social Network Creation
Ning

Enterprise Content Management
Web Content Management
▪ Siteforce
Surreal

Media Content & Syndication
TIE Kinetix
Mosaic

IT Management

IT Portfolio & Governance
Qualys (Security Compliance)

Software Project Management
Jira