From startups like AI-powered Cast AI and GPU-focused CoreWeave to cloud observability specialists Chronosphere and Yotascale, the innovation engine has been solid in 2023 fueled by new use cases around artificial intelligence and machine learning.
So far this year, cloud companies are focused on helping customers optimize spending by eliminating redundancy and unused cloud infrastructure, improving resiliency, and creating next-generation cloud observability solutions.
AWS, Google Cloud And Microsoft Azure
In fact, several cloud startups this year formed new partnerships with the likes of the three big cloud market share leaders. For example, CoreWeave recently formed a strategic partnership with Microsoft to grow its AI cloud infrastructure and customer base.
According to IT research firm Gartner, 65 percent of application workloads will be optimal or ready for cloud delivery by 2027, up from 45 percent in 2022. Additionally, 35 percent of data center infrastructure will be managed from a cloud-based control plane by 2027, up from less than 10 percent last year.
The ever-growing need for new and improved cloud platforms, management, services and automation is being met by these innovative startups. Here’s an in-depth look at the 10 hottest cloud computing startups of 2023 so far.
Top Executive: Steve Mullaney, President, CEO
Focus: Cloud Networking
Aviatrix Systems creates a consistent, repeatable cloud networking solution to optimize customers cloud operational models along with automation specific to each cloud provider like AWS, Google and Microsoft.
Aviatrix delivers a cloud network backbone for applications by creating a simplified and consistent networking architecture in and across cloud providers. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company helps customers strategically focus on analyzing cloud data to help them understand their usage and cloud optimization options on an ongoing basis.
In a bold move, the cloud startup launched its own distributed cloud firewall in May that offers inspection and policy enforcement into the pathway of application traffic, eliminating the need to redirect traffic to other firewalls or network security services.