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June ASPnews Top 20
By ASPnews.com Staff

June 6, 2001

ASPnews Top 20 Archive
»  July 2001 Top 20 
»  June 2001 Top 20 
»  May 2001 Top 20 
»  April 2001 Top 20 
On the first Tuesday of each month, ASPnews unveils its updated list of the Top 20 ASPs and Infrastructure Providers — which represents the bellwethers of the evolving service provider industry. In our third installment, one new company earn top ASPnews honors. But brace yourself for potential fireworks in July.

What is the ASPnews Top 20?
All entries in the Top 20 ASPs and the Top 20 ASP Infrastructure Providers lists are drawn from the ASP Industry Global 200 Directory, as published monthly by ASP News Review, the executive newsletter for the worldwide ASP and Web services industry.

The companies are selected based on several factors. Sheer size is just one parameter, which is weighted along with more qualitative assessments, such as respect among peers and talent to innovate within the ASP model as defined by ASPnews (see The ASP Value Chain for a detailed description).

For more on the process behind the Top 20 lists, see Global Top 20 — Your Questions Answered.

Yesterday’s news that Progress Software had bought ASP infrastructure provider Allegrix left a sudden vacancy in the Top 20 Infrastructure Provider list this morning, since both companies were included on the ASPnews elite list. (See Progress Marches On.) Entering the list in place of Allegrix is NaviSite, also an AIP.

NaviSite was a narrow miss when ASPnews first published the Top 20 lists in April. The company’s future had seemed somewhat uncertain after troubled parent CMGI announced it was looking for a buyer of the provider. But NaviSite continues to host a significant number of ASPs and to develop its managed hosting services, earning the company entry into the Top 20 this month.

Progress meanwhile has reinforced its standing within the Top 20 with the acquisition of Allegrix, adding to its appeal to ASPs as an enabler and platform provider. Last month, it announced that more than 200 ISVs have joined its ASPen program, and that it delivered ASP solutions to more than 70,000 end users.

List of ASPs Unchanged … for Now
There are no changes this month to the ASP Top 20 list. However, next month may be a different story. The ASPnews team is monitoring the progress of several strong contenders who may break through onto the list, displacing some incumbents.

Meanwhile, today’s announcement by intranets.com could result in it hosting a far smaller user base in a month’s time after it bars access to its remaining no-fee subscribers. Its position in the list depends on how many customers sign up this month for the paid service. (See No More Free Rides With Intranets.com .)

Companies that have solidified their position in the list this month include European ASP Siennax, which has announced doubling its user base to 30,000 in the past six months, and McAfee, which inked a deal to integrate its services with Microsoft’s Hailstorm technology.


Top 20 ASPs

This is the list of companies that, in the view of ASPnews, are the world’s 20 leading ASPs. For inclusion, companies must meet the following criteria:

  • Have ASP and/or web services as their core business
  • Have a substantial and active customer base
  • Be able to demonstrate proven revenue streams
  • Be innovators within the ASP and/or web services models
  • Be recognized as a leader by others within the industry
Company Description Location
AgileraEnterprise ASPEngelwood, Colo.
AristasoftEnterprise ASP,
vertical service provider
San Carlos, Calif.
BlueStar SolutionsEnterprise ASPCupertino, Calif.
CorioEnterprise ASPSan Carlos, Calif.
Intranets.comWeb service vendorWoburn, Mass.
JamcrackerASP aggregatorCupertino, Calif.
McAfee.comWeb service vendor,
web service aggregator
Sunnyvale, Calif.
netASPxEnterprise ASPHerndon, Va.
NetLedgerWeb service vendorSan Mateo, Calif.
OpenAir.comWeb service vendorBoston, Mass.
Portera SystemsVertical service providerCampbell, Calif.
Qwest Cyber.SolutionsEnterprise ASPDenver, Colo.
Salesforce.comWeb service vendorSan Francisco, Calif.
SiennaxEnterprise ASP,
business ASP
Amstelveen,
The Netherlands
StorageNetworksStorage service providerWaltham, Mass.
SurebridgeEnterprise ASPLexington, Mass.
TriZetto GroupVertical service provider,
web services ISV
Newport Beach, Calif.
Upshot.comWeb service vendorMountain View, Calif.
USinternetworkingEnterprise ASP,
application infrastructure provider
Annapolis, Md.
WebExWeb service providerSan Jose, Calif.


Top 20 ASP Infrastructure Providers

These are the 20 companies that, in the view of ASPnews, are the most influential providers of software or infrastructure for the ASP and web services industry. For inclusion, companies must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a substantial and active customer base of ASPs and/or web service providers
  • Be active in their support and promotion of the ASP and/or web services model
  • Be innovators within the ASP and/or web services models
  • Be recognized as a leader by others within the industry
Company Description Location
BMC SoftwareInfrastructure ISV,
infrastructure ASP
Houston, Texas
Cisco SystemsSystems manufacturerSan Jose, Calif.
Citrix SystemsInfrastructure ISVFort Lauderdate.Fla.
Computer AssociatesInfrastructure ISVIslandia, N.Y.
Data ReturnApplication infrastructure provider,
managed hosting provider
Irving, Texas
DigexApplication infrastructure provider,
managed hosting provider
Beltsville, Md.
Hewlett-PackardSystems manufacturer,
infrastructure ISV
Palo Alto, Calif.
IBMInfrastructure ISV,
systems manufacturer,
application infrastructure provider
Armonk, N.Y.
Intel Online ServicesApplication infrastructure provider,
managed hosting provider
Santa Clara, Calif.
iPlanetInfrastructure ISVSanta Clara, Calif.
JD EdwardsEnterprise ISVDenver, Colo.
Lawson SoftwareEnterprise ISV,
e-business platform vendor
Minneapolis, Minn.
MicrosoftEnterprise ISV,
web service vendor/aggregator
Seattle, Wash.
NaviSiteManaged hosting provider, AIPAndover, Mass.
Onyx SoftwareEnterprise ISVBellevue, Wash.
OracleEnterprise ISV,
enterprise ASP
Redwood Shores, Calif.
PeopleSoftEnterprise ISV,
enterprise ASP
Pleasanton, Calif.
Progress SoftwareInfrastructure ISVBedford, Mass.
Sun MicrosystemsSystems manufacturer,
infrastructure ISV
Palo Alto, Calif.
XevoInfrastructure ISVMarlboro, Mass.


What do you think of our choices? What ASPs and infrastructure providers are missing that deserve to be here? And what companies do you think made that list that shouldn’t have? Critique our selections — or make your own list — in the ASP Discussion Forum.

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