InformationWeek Reveals Top 125 Vendors Taking the Technology Industry by Storm

Five-part series details companies to watch across five essential technology sectors

Sep 27, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek released its list of "125 Vendors to Watch" in 2017. Selected by InformationWeek's expert editorial team, the companies listed fall into one of five key themes: infrastructure, security, cloud, data management and DevOps.

InformationWeek Reveals Top 125 Vendors Taking the Technology Industry by Storm

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"The rapid pace of technological change puts more pressure on IT organizations than ever before, but also offers unprecedented opportunities for companies to rethink how they do business," said Susan Fogarty, Director of Content, InformationWeek & Interop ITX. "We are pleased to recognize technology suppliers that are helping our readers to navigate the possibilities."

The technology industry is in a state of constant transition and evolution. In turn, new benchmarks are developing as a fresh class of innovative tools, disruptive technology and methodology, and professionals break into the space. To meet these expectations, technology vendors are hard at work to ensure they are adequately adapting to provide the enterprise with the most innovative and effective systems and products.

Across the wide spectrum of sectors that the tech industry touches, there has been a surge of innovation within a few key areas: infrastructure, security, cloud, data management and DevOps. To help professionals navigate where they should be looking for the latest and greatest technologies within these growing sectors, InformationWeek has compiled a list of top 25 companies per theme. The InformationWeek editorial team has detailed their selections for 2017 in a five-part blog series.

InformationWeek's Top 125 Technology Vendors to Watch

Infrastructure: Businesses are rethinking their IT infrastructures and vendors are looking to software and open source solutions to help them reform. Here are the top companies providing those solutions.

  • A10 Networks
  • Barefoot Networks
  • Big Switch Networks
  • Cambium Networks
  • Cisco
  • CloudGenix
  • CoreOS
  • Cumulus Networks
  • Docker
  • ExtraHop
  • Mist
  • Nimble Storage
  • Nutanix
  • Pluribus Networks
  • Pure Storage
  • SimpliVity
  • NetApp SolidFire
  • Rubrik
  • StorageOS
  • SwiftStack
  • Teridion
  • Veeam Software
  • VeloCloud
  • Viptela
  • VMware

Security: A wave of companies is entering the security field, armed with technologies to help businesses mitigate the next generation of cyberattacks. Here are some of the most innovative security companies to watch.

  • Accenture/FusionX
  • Bay Dynamics
  • CloudFlare
  • CrowdStrike
  • Cymmetria
  • Deep Instinct
  • FireEye/Mandiant
  • IBM and Watson
  • Intel/McAfee
  • IOActive
  • Kaspersky
  • Lookout
  • Nok Nok Labs
  • Okta
  • Onapsis
  • Optiv
  • Palo Alto Networks
  • Rapid7
  • RSA
  • Splunk
  • Symantec/Blue Coat
  • Vectra Networks
  • Veracode
  • White Ops
  • Zscaler

Cloud: The need to handle big data and real-time events, alongside the ability to respond to business demands has dictated a shift towards cloud computing by companies seeking to remain competitive in the information age. Here are some of the companies staying ahead of the curve.

  • Alibaba Cloud
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Apptio
  • Bluelock
  • CloudHealth Technologies
  • CenturyLink
  • CGI IaaS
  • CSC Agility Platform
  • DigitalOcean
  • Dimension Data
  • EMC Virtustream
  • Fujitsu K5
  • GoGrid
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • IBM Cloud
  • Joyent Cloud
  • Kaavo
  • Microsoft Azure
  • New Relic
  • Oracle Cloud
  • Pantheon
  • Rackspace
  • SAP Hana Cloud Platform
  • Verizon Cloud
  • VMware

Data Management: Data is critical to get a clear picture of customers, products, and more, but in order to do so, that data must be managed across multiple systems -- systems that aren't necessarily compatible. Here are the companies that can help enterprise organizations wrangle their multiple data sources.

  • Alation
  • Ataccama
  • AtScale
  • Cloudera
  • Collibra
  • Confluent
  • Databricks
  • Dell Boomi
  • Hortonworks
  • Informatica
  • Information Builders
  • Looker
  • MapR
  • MarkLogic
  • MongoDB
  • Orchestra Networks
  • Profisee
  • Reltio
  • SAP
  • SAS
  • SoftwareAG
  • Talend
  • Teradata
  • TIBCO Software
  • Verato

DevOps: Organizations looking to transform into a DevOps organization need a solid plan, complete with executive buy-in, and the right tools to get all the jobs done. Here are InformationWeek's picks for companies offering products organizations should know about when making the move to DevOps.

  • Atlassian
  • Canonical (Ubuntu Juju)
  • Chef
  • CFEngine
  • Electric Cloud
  • Google (Cloud Platform)
  • HashiCorp
  • Inedo
  • Jenkins
  • Kony
  • Loggly
  • Microsoft (Visual Studio)
  • Nagios
  • New Relic
  • Octopus Deploy
  • Path Solutions
  • Puppet
  • RabbitMQ
  • Red Hat (Ansible)
  • SaltStack
  • Splunk
  • Tripwire
  • UpGuard
  • UrbanCode (IBM)
  • Xamarin

Read InformationWeek's full blog series on these 125 companies here:

Interop ITX 2017
The same core industry themes highlighted by InformationWeek will be incorporated into Interop's revamped Conference, Interop ITX. In the technology industry, change outpaces many others, the next phase of tech education is Interop ITX – a Conference that anticipates the X factor: anyone or anything that can impact your business, your customers, or your market. The Conference incorporates an educational program built by Interop's trusted community of technology professionals. To learn more about Interop ITX and to register, please visit: 

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