Forbes Cloud 100 2018: Stripe holds off Slack to retain top private cloud title

cloudcomputing | September 14, 2018

Payments provider Stripe remains the number one privately owned cloud company ahead of social messaging firm Slack, according to the latest rankings from Forbes.The media firm’s latest Cloud 100 list, celebrating the best private cloud firms – as in, cloud companies who are private – saw Stripe retain top spot with what Forbes calls ‘the online tool kit for digital payments, helping billions in transactions flow back into the economy.’ After Stripe and Slack however – which was third last year – there are significant changes at the top table. Dropbox, DocuSign and Adyen, which all made the top five in 2017’s list, have all since gone public. This publication noted in March, when Dropbox had filed for IPO, that the company had moved away from Amazon Web Services to its own infrastructure – a particularly long process.

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