Our second new entrant on the list is CSC. The IT integrator and service provider has cooked up an interesting private cloud service called BizCloud. The company will wheel VCE -- the giant cloud-in-a-box system from VMware, Cisco and EMC -- into your IT shop. Ten weeks later, it will be integrated into all your messy, legacy IT systems, turning on Infrastructure as a Service. CSC then manages your hardware; for extra capacity, you can hook into a public cloud service, also running on VCE.
CSC points to the trend of enterprises looking for practical ways to use (and get to) cloud computing; the company also performs massive-scale integrations with Google Apps and other Software as a Service players. As a bridge to the cloud for many enterprises, CSC is on the front lines and on our top 10 list.
This was first published in February 2011