This month’s bursters (those climbing the rankings most dramatically and bursting onto the scene) are lead by Simon Hu, President of Aliyun, who made his first appearance in the rankings.
Given Alibaba’s ambitions and its investment of $1bn in cloud to enable Aliyun to take on AWS, we will no doubt be seeing more from Hu, Aliyun and Alibaba in future.
Both IBM and Microsoft had complex quarterly result announcements and each needed to explain to the market how they were transforming their businesses to sustain their growth in cloud. IBM’s Virginia Rometty leapt up the rankings, having not appeared prominently since the results three months before, as did Microsoft’s Kevin Turner.
Paul Hamerman from Forrester was quoted widely commenting on SAP’s impressive results with close to 130 per cent growth in cloud revenues and 13 per cent growth in overall revenue, while Todd Jackson rose to prominence this month as the former Twitter director of product management announced that he was moving to DropBox.
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|3||Paul Hamerman||Forrester Research||Vice President||@paulhamerman|
|5||Todd Jackson||Former director of product management (moving to DropBox)||@tjack|
|6||Cindy Bates||Microsoft||VP of SMB||@Cindy_Bates|
|7||Derek Schoettle||IBM||GM, Cloud Data Services|
|8||Bertrand Odinet||Freeport-McMoRan||VP and CIO||@bertrandodinet|
|9||Jill Puleri||Oracle||SVP and GM Retail Global Business Unit||@jpuleri|
|10||Stephen Kleynhans||Gartner||Research VP||@SPKleynhans|
The holiday season impacted the UK table this month, with IBM’s prolific social media presence Simon Porter, who hadn’t previously appeared any lower then 2nd dropping to 3rd. Simon’s vacation gave an opportunity for Skyscape’s Simon Hansford and Ubuntu’s Mark Baker to grab the top two spots.
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|1||Simon Hansford||CEO||Skyscape Cloud Services||@Shansford|
|2||Mark Baker||Cloud Product Manager||Ubuntu|
|3||SimonPorter||VP Midmarket Europe||IBM||@simonlporter|
|4||Jonathan Bell||VP Product Marketing||Open Cloud|
|5||Rob Fraser||CTO for cloud services||Microsoft|
|6||Mark Warren||European Marketing Director||Perforce Software||@mark_warren|
|8||Rob Carter||VP cloud and data center marketing||Windstream|
|9||John Rollason||Marketing Director||Solidfire||@JohnRollason|
|10||Karl Robinson||Chief Commercial Officer||StratoGen||@robinsok|
For the future tables we have adjusted our search algorithms to include SDN and NFV #CloudInfluence analyses. So if you are interested in these technologies or are a player in this part of the cloud market then tune in again soon to see what impact it has – maybe you’ll be appearing in next month’s rankings.
NOTE: the Compare the Cloud #CloudInfluence league tables, are based on a broad big data analysis of all major global news, blogs, forums, and social media interaction over the past 90 days. The league tables provide a snapshot taken at a particular point of time of the respective influence of both organisations and individuals over the last quarter. Companies that were particularly active in the given period will feature more prominently.