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The Cloud 20

January 05, 2009

The paperback edition of The Big Switch is making its way into bookstores and, for early adopters, is available now from Amazon.com and BN.com. The paperback includes a new section, "The Cloud 20," in which I profile 20 leading cloud computing businesses. The companies, as I write in the introduction to the section, "together illustrate the impressive breadth of the cloud computing industry, even at this early point in its development. Not all of these companies will succeed, and there are other businesses that could just as easily have made the list, but 'The Cloud 20' provides a sense of both the present and the future of utility computing."

Here, in alphabetical order, are the companies I profile:

Adobe
Akamai
Amazon.com
Cisco Systems
Citrix Systems (including XenSource)
EMC (including VMware and Mozy)
Facebook
Gh.o.st
Google
IBM
Intuit
Metaweb Technologies
Microsoft
Mint
Salesforce.com
Sun Microsystems
37signals
3tera
Workday
Zoho

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