As we are coming towards the end of 2016 we have seen a considerable amount of change in Cloud Computing and its adoption. It’s fair to believe that 2017 is going to throw even more up for the industry and witness a solidification of cloud computing’s role as a gateway to new things — and not just as the latest IT strategy. The adoption of private cloud has seen a considerable growth from 63 percent to 77 percent. This has driven hybrid cloud adoption to surge from 58 percent to 71 percent year-over-year. Cloud is one of those technologies which are here to stay as its utility is only going to grow with each passing day. Self-service data integration and data prep solutions may have been the rage in 2015, but 2016 is about simple methods for pushing data from inside organizations as well as from Web platforms into cloud data ecosystems. As its technologies and processes mature, the cloud is being increasingly relied on as a vehicle for agile, scalable and elastic solutions. To build competitive advantage and cut costs, CIOs and other IT leaders need to constantly adapt their strategies to leverage cloud capabilities. Understanding the broad landscape of cloud service offerings and technologies, as well as the cloud terminology, is critical for organizations looking to exploit the real benefits of cloud computing. Realizing this, we at CIOReview bring to you a list of ‘20 Most Promising Cloud Computing Solution Providers 2016.’ Having being closely scrutinized by a distinct panel of judges including CEOs, CIOs, CXO, analysts and CIOReview editorial board, these vendors can be rest assured to furnish solutions that will help the IT department to be on top of their Cloud Computing game.