Our Top Picks

8k-miles
8k Miles
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Technology
  • Financial Services
Headquartered in the United States, 8K Miles aims to assist small- to medium-sized businesses in analyzing and identifying the best cloud solution for their needs. The team helps companies understand the strategies of the cloud and create a road map for transformation. The result is a scalable, secure and robust cloud-based option for your IT enterprise.

By assessing your technical compatibility and business objectives, they’re able to plan and implement cloud computing architecture that offers the optimum ROI. They work with big names such as Warner Brothers and Cisco and specialize in financial services, tech and health care. Although it’s a pricey option, it offers a full range of service lines, including BI, SI and big data consulting.

What Customers Are Saying

Customers are positive about 8K Miles’ timely and proactive service, with one operations manager saying, “It has been a great experience working with such an exceptional group of people who are not only technically savvy in what they do but more importantly are not afraid to push the envelope.”

Summary

8k-miles
8k Miles
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Industry Focus
    • Health Care & Medical
    • Technology
    • Financial Services
  • Number of Employees
    250 - 999
  • Service Lines
    IT Managed Services
    BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    Cloud Consulting & SI
Clients
Has worked with Actelion, Cisco, Hawaii Pacific Health, Genome Life Sciences, Stanford Healthcare, Trimble, Warner Brothers, Dollar Bank, Alfresco, OfficeMax, redhat
Algoworks
Algoworks
  • Information technology
  • Business services
  • Media
Algoworks is headquartered in California and works with lots of well-known international brands, including Coca-Cola, Vodafone and eBay. It’s significantly more affordable than many of the other providers on our list, but the low price comes at the cost of service lines.

If you’re looking for a simple cloud consultancy that helps with app development, CRM consulting and SI, it’s ideal. On the other hand, if you wanted to bundle BI or big data consultancy into the service, Algoworks isn’t the best choice. It has between 250 and 999 employees, making it perfectly sized for many SMBs. The main objectives of these cloud consultants are to identify your needs, develop a customized solution and migrate data and apps from their current space to cloud-based resources.

What Customers Are Saying

Reviews are positive for this cloud consultancy, with particular focus on its attention to detail. A CEO says, “Algoworks has blown previous development providers out of the water with their precision and scalability. They require very little micro-management because they excel at executing exactly upon the client’s requirements.”

Summary

Algoworks
Algoworks
  • Starting Price
    • $25 - $49 / hr
  • Industry Focus
    • Information technology
    • Business services
    • Media
  • Number of Employees
    250 - 999
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    CRM Consulting and SI
Clients
Has worked with Coca-Cola, ebay, Vodafone, ECCO, SKF, Brightcove, Vice Media, Tata, SpiceJet, Southwestern, Bahwan Cybertek, Byton, Grey Orange, RateGain, Nearbuy
Altoros
Altoros
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Financial services
  • eCommerce
Altoros has over 400 employees and although it’s based in San Francisco, it has a global presence and works with companies such as Toyota and Samsung. With locations in five different countries, it’s able to offer diverse cloud-based solutions to clients. The cost is midrange compared to other service providers on the list, but it offers a full gamut of service lines.

In addition to helping your organization analyze options and migrate data and apps to the cloud, it offers cloud foundry, microservices, DevOps, monitoring, logging and machine learning. Considering the price, the fact that it offers custom software development, BI and big data consultancy and SI and cloud consultancy makes it one of the standout options. That said, it’s specialties are slightly narrow — health care, eCommerce and financial services.

What Customers Are Saying

Customers are impressed by Altoros’ ability to work closely from a remote location. One development team leader says, “Despite working remotely, Altoros facilitates a close collaboration and has integrated well with the internal team.”

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Industry Focus
    • Health Care & Medical
    • Financial services
    • eCommerce
  • Number of Employees
    250 - 999
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    Cloud Consulting & SI
Clients
Among the customers of Altoros are large enterprises, as well as independent software vendors and startups: Allstate, Siemens, Huawei, Toyota, Samsung, Hitachi, MittMedia Canonical, Couchbase, RightScale, MongoDB, NuoDB, NPM CredSimple, Dealflo, ShoeDazzle, Mom Trusted, Likefolio
BlueWolf
BlueWolf
  • Financial services
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Communications & media
BlueWolf has physical locations in California, Boston and New York, and it boasts partnerships with impressive brand names, such as Harvard Business School and Rolls Royce. It’s one of the biggest service providers on our list, with more than 1,000 employees.

The services of this large company and all of its connections comes with a hefty price tag, at up to $199 per hour. Considering the price, it’s surprising that it doesn’t offer business intelligence and big data consultancy. That said, BlueWolf works in diverse and popular fields, such as communications, media and financial services. The three things BlueWolf says sets it apart from the crowd are its independent objectivity, delivery process and culture.

What Customers Are Saying

Customers are complimentary about BlueWolf’s efficiency and ability to help them gain greater control over their data and systems, with the added bonus of heightened security. An aviation team manager says, “I would recommend Bluewolf for Salesforce Service Cloud.”

Summary

BlueWolf
BlueWolf
  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Industry Focus
    • Financial services
    • Health Care & Medical
    • Communications & media
  • Number of Employees
    1,000 - 9,999
  • Service Lines
    CRM Consulting and SI
    IT Managed Services
    Cloud Consulting & SI
Clients
Has worked with Stanley Black & Decker, Lenovo, Nuance, American Red Cross, Harvard Business School, Iron Mountain, Western Digital, Yale University, Gambro, Chevron, IPC Media, Vodafone, Rolls Royce, Australia Post, Blackstone, Moody's, Brown Forman.
CloudMoyo
CloudMoyo
  • Transportation
  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Financial Services
CloudMoyo helps companies to make the most out of the process of transitioning from traditional IT systems to cloud-based infrastructure. It’s headquartered in India and the United States and works with established brands, such as Microsoft and Kansas City Southern. The team executes the migration of apps and data to a cloud computing ecosystem — and the price is reasonable.

This company has experience working in transportation, architecture, engineering and financial services. It’s a medium-sized organization with a pretty decent range of service lines. In addition to cloud consulting, it can help with BI and big data consulting and synthetic intelligence consulting. The data management system helps you drive insights and decision analytics, while ML and AI work behind the scenes to enhance operations.

What Customers Are Saying

Business operators are impressed with CloudMoyo’s customer service and data management options. One company director says the service has “helped my business to migrate its IT systems over to the cloud and improved operational efficiency with ML and AI.”

Summary

CloudMoyo
CloudMoyo
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Industry Focus
    • Transportation
    • Architecture & Engineering
    • Financial Services
  • Number of Employees
    250 - 999
  • Service Lines
    BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
Clients
Our proven track record includes developing enterprise solutions for Fortune 1,000 companies such as Microsoft, Kansas City Southern and others.
IBM-iX
IBM iX
  • Telecommunications
  • Other Industries
IBM iX is probably the most well-known name on our list, and it has a large workforce of between 1,000 and 9,999 employees. Its headquarters are in New York, and it works with brands such as ExxonMobil and FOX Sports. Its services don’t come cheap, but customers are paying for the peace of mind that comes with using such a well-established company.

It has an interesting range of service lines that aren’t necessarily what you’d expect to see. Cloud consulting and SI, IT strategy consulting and blockchain fall into its realm of expertise, with a particular focus on telecommunications.

What Customers Are Saying

Customers speak highly of IBM iX, with one company executive commenting, “IBM iX possesses the necessary technical expertise to deliver quality products. The skilled team goes above and beyond to ensure client satisfaction.”

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Industry Focus
    • Telecommunications
    • Other Industries
  • Number of Employees
    1,000 - 9,999
  • Service Lines
    Cloud Consulting & SI
    Blockchain
    IT Strategy Consulting
Clients
Has worked with ExxonMobil, FOX Sports, Amica, Turkcell, Asia Miles and more.
IT-Svit
IT Svit
  • Business servicesFinancial servicesInformation technology
IT Svit has physical locations in the Ukraine, the United States and Estonia, and it offers IT managed services, cloud consulting and SI and IT strategy consulting. Although it doesn’t have any ML or AI capabilities, it offers plenty for the relatively low price of $25 to $49 per hour. The company has experience with international companies, including Global DJ and Fixstacks.

The industries it focuses on are business services, financial services and information technology. IT Svit aims to make your IT operations more cost-effective, secure and scalable by configuring a customized cloud infrastructure solution for your needs. We recommend a company of this size for a smaller SMB with under 300 employees.

What Customers Are Saying

Online reviews about IT Svit are particularly complimentary about the company’s ability to update IT systems at a reasonable price. A project manager says, “Their experience helped them foresee most of the potential issues and solve them proactively, instead of dealing with the consequences.”

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $25 - $49 / hr
  • Industry Focus
    • Business servicesFinancial servicesInformation technology
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Service Lines
    IT Managed Services
    Cloud Consulting & SI
    IT Strategy Consulting
Clients
Global DJ, QuickBlox, Fixstacks, Silverstream, MKE, Hire Ukraine and more.
Konstant-Infosolutions
Konstant Infosolutions
  • Arts, entertainment & music
  • Consumer products & services
  • Education
Konstant Infosolutions is headquartered in India, and it has physical locations in the United States and the United Kingdom. It’s the most affordable cloud consulting company on our list, but it offers specific services that might not be what everyone is looking for. With cloud consulting, it’s a good idea to have the option for other high-tech consultancy, such as big data or SI.

What this company can do is develop web or mobile apps, which is a benefit for many customers. It has between 50 and 249 employees and has partnered with well-known names, such as Del Monte, Volkswagen and the UN. The company works across a unique range of industries, with specialties in the arts, entertainment, music and consumer products and services.

What Customers Are Saying

Customers are impressed with the price point and support from Konstant Infosolutions. A CEO who migrated her IT systems to the cloud and developed an app with them says, “Their team is responsive and keeps the clients needs front and center. The pricing is competitive especially compared to US-based developers.”

Summary

Konstant-Infosolutions
Konstant Infosolutions
  • Starting Price
    • < $25 / hr
  • Industry Focus
    • Arts, entertainment & music
    • Consumer products & services
    • Education
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Service Lines
    Mobile App Development
    Web Development
    UX/UI Design
Clients
Has worked with the United Nations, Del Monte, Volkswagen, ThomasVille, Project Action Star, RawBank, Scholastic, Stanley, Citrix, NASSCOM, Nestle, Wonder Cement, TABCO.Food and more.
Pythian
Pythian
  • Advertising & marketing
  • Financial services
  • Gaming
Pythian is an IT strategy consultancy company that specializes in cloud-based migrations and maintenance. The HQ is in Canada, but it has a presence in India, the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia. It serves the gaming, advertising and marketing and financial services industries.

Even though it’s a relatively small company, with between 250 and 999 employees, Pythian has some big name brands on its books, such as Rakuten and FOX Sports. It’s the most expensive cloud consultancy on our list by a long shot, but it offers a full list of service lines. In addition to IT and cloud consulting, you can draw on its expertise in BI, big data and SI.

What Customers Are Saying

Reviewers speak highly of Pythian, with one software engineer saying, “I can spend eight hours researching an obscure problem or call them and they’ve probably encountered it before and can fix it. They provide us with a depth of expertise and we’ve been able to lean on them for maintenance and operational support.”

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $300+ / hr
  • Industry Focus
    • Advertising & marketing
    • Financial services
    • Gaming
  • Number of Employees
    250 - 999
  • Service Lines
    IT Strategy Consulting
    BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    Cloud Consulting & SI
Clients
Has worked with Fox Sports, Sonos, Shutterfly, Blackberry Messenger, Rakuten
Royal-Cyber
Royal Cyber
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Travel & Leisure
  • Retail
Royal Cyber has locations around the world, including in India, Canada and South Africa — but its HQ is in the United States. It specializes in health care, travel, leisure and retail, with a strong focus on e-commerce and mobile app development. The team is adept at providing synthetic intelligence solutions to clients alongside its cloud consultancy services.

Royal Cyber has worked with a number of global companies, including Google and Adobe. It has between 250 and 999 employees, which makes it a great fit for many small to medium-sized businesses. One downside of the service provider is that it doesn’t disclose its pricing plan, while most organizations on this list do.

What Customers Are Saying

Customers who use Royal Cyber are happy with the level of support and technical know-how of the team. A CTO says the company “felt like an extension of our team–they made it clear that our goals were their goals, and they approached every task collaboratively and transparently.”

Summary

Royal-Cyber
Royal Cyber
  • Starting Price
    • Undisclosed
  • Industry Focus
    • Health Care & Medical
    • Travel & Leisure
    • Retail
  • Number of Employees
    250 - 999
  • Service Lines
    E-Commerce Development
    Mobile App Development
    Cloud Consulting & SI
Clients
Partnerships & Technology Expertise across IBM Gold Partner Microsoft Gold Certified Partner SAP Silver Partner UIPath AWS Dell Boomi Adobe Google Automation Anywhere Informatica PEGA Systems Salesforce ServiceNow inRiver eSpirit Elastic EPiServer Infor and Mobify. Omega Engineering
SADA-Systems
SADA Systems
  • Business services
  • Education
  • Consumer products & services
SADA Systems has six locations in the United States and Canada, and it primarily serves the business services, education and consumer products and services industries. The company has worked with various national organizations, including the Seattle Department of Transportation and City of Los Angeles. In spite of its scope, it’s quite small, with between 50 and 249 employees.

There’s no indication about the pricing of this cloud consultancy service, but judging by the extensive service lines — we’d guess it’s not cheap. As well as cloud consulting, it offers SI, IT strategy, productivity, collaboration and UC consulting.

What Customers Are Saying

Customers are complimentary about the efficiency and cost-effectiveness offered by SADA Systems, with one transportation manager saying that his company’s “realized savings within the first year of implementation have already exceeded the initial investment. Pace and efficiency are greatly improved, and construction projects take less time.”

Summary

SADA-Systems
SADA Systems
  • Starting Price
    • Undisclosed
  • Industry Focus
    • Business services
    • Education
    • Consumer products & services
  • Number of Employees
    50 - 249
  • Service Lines
    Cloud Consulting & SI
    IT Strategy Consulting
    Productivity, Collaboration & UC Consulting and SI
Clients
Has worked with Colgate-Palmolive, State of Arizona, TrueCar, Hunterdon Healthcare, Moviebill, Aerotech, McClatchy, Hunterdon Healthcare, SCL Health, Lahey Health, Citrix, TVG Network, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Live Nation, Los Angeles Unified School District, Pacific Dental Services, Media News Group, LACMA, City of Chicago, City of Los Angeles, Seattle Department of Transportation
Semantive
Semantive
  • Energy
  • Health care & Medical
  • Retail
Semantive is one of the smallest companies on our list, but it also has one of the most up-to-date offerings and Fortune 100 clients. It works across a range of verticals, including retail, energy, health care and insurance, and is a Microsoft Azure Gold Partner. It also owns innovative proprietary video analysis technology, including anomaly detection and object tracking. The team specializes in cloud, AI and big data. Headquartered in Poland, Semantive has a lot to offer for a low cost compared to some of the other providers we’ve included. However, people who prefer a domestic call center might be disappointed.

What Customers Are Saying

One of the most frequent compliments Semantive gets from reviewers is that it goes the extra mile with customer service. A CIO in insurance says, “[They] follow an effective communication process to stay up to date with the teammates they support remotely.”

Summary

Semantive
Semantive
  • Starting Price
    • $50 - $99 / hr
  • Industry Focus
    • Energy
    • Health care & Medical
    • Retail
  • Number of Employees
    10 - 49
  • Service Lines
    Artificial Intelligenc
    BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    Cloud Consulting & SI
Clients
Semantive works with global enterprises, mid-size corporations and start-ups providing Big Data, Data Science and Cloud consulting services. We have a broad experience in verticals: Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Retail, Energy industry, Insurance.
Spire-Digital
Spire Digital
  • Health Care & Medical
  • Financial services
  • Utilities
Spire Digital is one of the biggest cloud consulting companies in the world, with a long list of high-profile clients. Some of the most well-known include Unilever, TomTom and the US Navy. It works across a wide selection of verticals, including financial services, utilities and health care and medicine.

Service lines include cloud consulting and SI, UX and UI design and custom software development. Spire Digital is headquartered in Denver and charges between $100 and $149 per hour. This is expensive, but you’re paying for the expertise of a team between 1,000 and 9,999 people strong.

What Customers Are Saying

A number of reviews mention how carefully Spire Digital staff listen to clients’ needs and work well to specifications, with a director of engineering saying, “They were an adaptable partner who was always willing to work with internal tools and within internal boundaries.”

Summary

Spire-Digital
Spire Digital
  • Starting Price
    • $100 - $149 / hr
  • Industry Focus
    • Health Care & Medical
    • Financial services
    • Utilities
  • Number of Employees
    1,000 - 9,999
  • Service Lines
    Custom Software Development
    UX/UI Design
    Cloud Consulting & SI
Clients
Has worked with Lockheed Martin, TomTom, US Navy, AT&T, Cochlear, MillerCoors, USDA, Helix, Western Union, Davita, Dell, Water for People, Pearson, Arrow Electronics, VW, Vail Resorts, Newmont Mining, Morgan Stanley, Dish, Berkshire Hathaway, STARZ, Coinstar, Gogo Business Aviation, Smithsonian, RE/MAX, USA Swimming, Lexus, Gordon Food Service, Unilever, Beat19
Trianz
Trianz
  • Financial services
  • Business services
  • Health Care & Medical
Trianz is a large organization, with 10 locations around the United States and between 1,000 and 9,999 employees, so we recommend its services for medium-sized businesses. The tech experts at Trianz have worked with a number of big names, such as American Airlines and FedEx. That said, you can expect to pay a significant amount for their expertise.

The company specializes in the financial services, business services and health care and medical industries. Service lines include cloud consulting and SI, BI and big data consulting and IT strategy consulting.

What Customers Are Saying

Trianz is popular, with reviewers saying they recommend it to other business operators looking for a cloud consultancy solution and wouldn’t use anyone else. A director says, “Internal stakeholders were so pleased with their work that they’ve continued to engage them for various other projects.”

Summary

  • Starting Price
    • $150 - $199 / hr
  • Industry Focus
    • Financial services
    • Business services
    • Health Care & Medical
  • Number of Employees
    1,000 - 9,999
  • Service Lines
    IT Strategy Consulting
    BI & Big Data Consulting & SI
    Cloud Consulting & SI
Clients
Trianz proudly partner with the top-five leaders in many industries including: High Tech Insurance & Financial Services Food and Retail Manufacturing Healthcare and Life Sciences, Logistics and Transportation Engineering and construction Public Sector Higher education and not-for-profit. Brinks, FedEx, Jacobs, Kroger, NetApp, Comcast, gogo, IQPC, American Airlines and more!

How We Chose the Best Cloud Consulting Companies

There are a lot of cloud consulting companies out there — and it's a growing industry due to the explosion in demand for cloud-based services. As such, it's vital that you choose a company whose services align with your requirements. The best cloud consulting company for your needs has experience in your industry and includes the service lines you need most. Additionally, the size of the provider's organization can be a good indicator of whether your needs match up.

Multiple Service Lines

Cloud-based IT infrastructure gives you the chance to securely host all of your data — and makes scaling up a breeze. However, lots of people need more from a firm than just the cloud consulting side of things. We've included service providers that offer multiple service lines, such as business intelligence, artificial intelligence, synthetic intelligence and big data consulting, for operators who want to ensure that they're one step ahead of the game.

Size of Firm

You can tell a lot about a company from its size. Often, large organizations with lots of employees cost more, while smaller service providers tend to match the needs of smaller businesses. We understand that the term SMB covers a broad range of enterprises, from one-person to 1,000-strong operations, so we've included companies of various sizes.

Industry Focus

One of the most important factors to take into consideration is whether a cloud consultancy has experience in your industry. Most providers specialize in several fields. If they specialize in your vertical, they already have background knowledge of the cloud-based solutions that will work best for you.

What Is Cloud Consulting?

Cloud consulting companies analyze your current systems and requirements to help you find the most cost-effective and efficient cloud-based solutions. Automation and cloud computing can slash costs and keep your valuable corporate data fully secure. It also simplifies the process of scaling up and provides a centralized hub for storing and accessing company data.

Some cloud consulting companies are more focused on specific facets of cloud management, such as designing high-level architectures, while others might exclusively focus on migration to the cloud. The best cloud consulting companies are ones that can manage your entire cloud-based workload. It’s advisable to opt for an agency as opposed to hiring a single person, because you benefit from the knowledge of a whole team of experts.

Benefits of Cloud Consulting

In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, it’s essential that businesses find creative ways to save space, enhance security and protect their assets against theft, loss or damage. Hiring a cloud consulting company can help you achieve these goals and offers a wide range of additional benefits, including:

  • Cloud computing provides operators, managers and workers with the opportunity to access applications and files from anywhere in the world. One of the reasons the cloud is so popular is that it improves operational efficiency and productivity by making information more available and accessible. Cloud consultants make sure your company’s information is stored in the most suitable place and monitor your systems.
  • When you store important data off-site, you can guarantee full business continuity, even in the event of a worst-case scenario. If your data is stored in one on-site location, it’s vulnerable to damage, theft or loss. When it’s in a secure location, protected by layers of encryption, it’s not vulnerable to any threats to your physical workspace.
  • Cloud-based storage uses some of the most advanced and stringent security measures to ensure your company’s data is well-protected in the locations it’s stored. A cloud consulting company can help you ensure everything that gets uploaded to the cloud is encrypted before it leaves the server.
  • Most cloud-consulting companies can help you to guarantee 99.9% uptime so you can virtually access files and apps from anywhere. One of the major benefits of this type of service is that it lets you focus on running your business, while experts in a highly technical field focus on your cloud-based IT systems.

What to Look for in a Cloud Consulting Company

It’s best to look for a cloud consulting company that serves your size of company and can do everything your business needs. Keep in mind that finance, data management, security, application management, apps and network infrastructure must be migrated. With any cloud consultant, the following traits are essential:

  • Technical expertise: There’s a broad range of offerings out there so your consultants must understand the full complexity of the cloud. Strategy isn’t enough when it comes to cloud migration — execution is also crucial.
  • Industry knowledge: If a cloud consulting company doesn’t have experience or understanding of your vertical, they won’t know how to meet your needs in the most efficient way possible. The needs of a manufacturing company differ vastly from those of a retail business, so make sure you choose a company whose expertise aligns with your output.
  • Service lines: Explore and inquire about your options regarding cloud consulting, business intelligence, big data consulting, synthetic intelligence and artificial intelligence.
  • Company size: It’s usually a good idea to match the size of a consultancy  with that of your company.
  • Stringent security measures: Storing data in the cloud is as safe as you make it, so be sure to work with a team that prioritizes security.

The Cost of Cloud Consulting

Cloud consulting requires particular expertise that’s constantly being updated and refreshed. For specialties such as AI, BI, SI big data and technical subjects that require deep insights and years of experience, you can expect to pay more. The lower-priced providers tend to be focused more on web and app development, CRM and UX and UI.

The lowest cost for cloud consulting services is around $25 per hour. A larger company can expect to pay $199 per hour for a premium service. However, some of the service providers on our list charge $300 per hour and upward — so there’s a price point to suit everyone.