Why they have a shot: Joyent is a pure-play cloud company known for its engineering prowess. Joyent supports cloud-native applications on its Smart Data Center public IaaS that pulls in both network-based acceleration, ingrained storage and deep performance analytics. The company has also developed its own SmartOS infrastructure stack. In June, Joyent rolled out its newest service called Manta, which allows processing and data analytics to be done without having to transfer data from a storage system into a compute engine, speeding the transaction time.
High profile customer: Digital Chocolate