Who Are the Hot Cloud Startups?

Solomon Hykes, , Co-Founder and CEO, dotCloud

Solomon Hykes, , Co-Founder and CEO, dotCloud, accepting awards after his company was named the winner of the Launchpad for startups at Structure 2011.

Which new companies are positioned to make a huge impact as cloud computing continues its growth? Eleven of the most promising cloud-focused startups faced off in the Launchpad competition at the GigaOM Structure 2011 conference last week. Each company made a four-minute pitch to conference attendees and four judges. The winner was dotCloud, which has developed a cloud platform that can host applications using a variety of stacks and technologies. Check out A Closer Look at the Hot Cloud Startups for a look at the rest of the companies.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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