Back in December, 2009, I proposed an index of hosting and cloud providers, and posited that these sample portfolios would be an excellent gauge of the market's perception of the state of the business. I also made an update in December of 2010.
I thought I'd make an update again, and review the state of the business. Also, it would seem that others are adopting the same idea, as I was recently reminded by Software Advice. Good to see that these types of metrics are being adopted...hopefully they cut through some of the vendor hype.
Now, on with the statistics.
Next, I took a subset of the providers who solely claimed to provide cloud-computing services.
The market would appear to still be going strong, and I'll continue to update progress every few months.