Cloud Consulting Companies

Cloud data centers are projected to process 94% of companies’ workloads by 2021. When it comes to this great adoption, companies face even greater challenges related to privacy, security, and lack of staff training. The only way to overcome those obstacles is to find the right cloud consulting companies that are a match for your business, which is exactly what this page is about. In the table below, you will find the best companies in the field, followed by details regarding the criteria they had to meet to be featured. Keep scrolling to learn all there is to know about sealing the deal with the company that best aligns with your business.

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10 Best Cloud Consulting Services


ScienceSoft is a well-known technology partner that helps companies in 30+ industries build their business resilience and drive real outcomes with the help of IT solutions. Among their clients are Walmart, eBay, NASA JPL, PerkinElmer, Baxter, IBM, Leo Burnett, and Viber. ScienceSoft leverages 33-year experience in software development, data analytics, and IT infrastructure management. ScienceSoft’s customers and partners point out their professionalism, reliability, deep expertise, proactive approach and ability to suggest improvements on both technology and business levels. They are a one-stop shop IT company that unites 700+ bright, passionate, senior-level software developers, QA experts, security and DevOps engineers, data analysts, IT consultants, PMs, and more to help you resolve any IT challenge. Headquartered in McKinney, TX, ScienceSoft has offices in Atlanta, GA, the UAE, and across Europe (Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland). See profile
Service focus

Custom and Platform-based Software Development

Web Development


Data Analytics

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 50-99


United States, Texas, McKinney

ServerCentral Turing Group (SCTG)

SCTG is a premier IT service provider that blends the managed data center experience of ServerCentral with the cloud competence of Turing Group, housing full-scope of IT management services under one roof. The group’s services also include colocation, cloud consulting, and disaster recovery for startups, established businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. See profile
Service focus

IT Managed Services

Cloud Consulting & SI

Custom Software Development

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 100-149


United States, Illinois, Chicago


Privo is a reputable cloud company based in Boston. This team of professionals plans projects according to each unique client’s needs, encoding their best practices into automated processes. Privo is one of the few AWS Consulting Partners to achieve the SOC 2 Type II certification See profile
Service focus

Cloud Consulting & SI

IT Managed Services

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 200+


United States, Massachusetts, Woburn

Maven Wave

Maven is an innovation-driven cloud consulting firm offering agile solutions. The combination of expertise and agility enables its team to create digital advantages for clients, enabling transformational changes and long-term results. See profile
Service focus

IT Strategy Consulting

Cloud Consulting & SI


Collaboration & UC Consulting and SI

Key features

$ 100,000

$ 100-149


United States, Illinois, Chicago

Coastal Cloud

Coastal Cloud is a reliable cloud consulting partner that helps businesses set the right strategy and provides high-quality skills to execute it. They communicate in real-time, delivering solutions quickly and efficiently. See profile
Service focus

Strategy & Design



Key features


$ 100-149


United States, Florida, Palm Coast

Metal Toad

Metal Toad is an award-winning AWS advanced consulting partner with over 16 years of experience in helping media and entertainment companies to modernize software and handle technology transitions. Trusted by the likes of Sony, Fox, ABC, and Warner Brothers, this values-driven organization is known for reducing risk and increasing value. See profile
Service focus

Application Development


Mobile App Development

Big Data

Key features

$ 50,000

$ 150-199


United States, California, Beverly Hills


Andersen is an international custom software development company with a strong focus on technology-intensive industries. Since its founding in 2007, the company has opened over 10 development centers and about 10 sales offices around the world. Andersen has completed over 950 projects and received hundreds of positive reviews from clients around the world. Today the company is our technology stack includes .NET, C#, Java, Python, PHP, Node.js, TypeScript, Golang, C++, JavaScript, Angular, React.js, Vue.js, HTML, CSS, Java (Android ), Swift / Objective C (iOS), React Native, and more. 2, L3 support. See profile
Service focus

Custom Software Development

Mobile App Development

Web Development

Project Management

Key features

$ 10,000

$ 25-49


United States, New York, Manhattan

Dinarys GmbH

Founded in 2014, Dinarys has developed eCommerce stores, food ordering systems, and corporate sites for businesses across the US and Europe. Building solutions for outstanding performance, maximum security, and scalability are at the core of the agency’s service. See profile
Service focus

Ecommerce Development

App Development

Site Monitoring

Site Audit

Key features

$ 5,000

$ 50-99


Germany, Berlin

Unity Communications

Founded in 2009, Unity Communications is a US-based BPO that provides business models, customer care, technical support, and administrative services outsourcing solutions to SMBs and enterprises worldwide. Their mission is to help clients grow and be successful while providing superior leadership and customer care. See profile
Service focus

Back Office Admin Teams

eCommerce Support & Compliance

Complex Sales Support and Project Management

IT Help Desk Outsourcing

Key features

$ 1,000

$ 0-24


United States, Arizona, Gilbert

Synergo Group

Synergo Group has high expertise in the following areas: Web and Mobile Application development, APIs, Integration, RPA, Chat Bots, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, DevOps and IoT. See profile
Service focus

Cloud Consulting & SI

Custom Software Development

BI & Big Data Consulting & SI


Key features

$ 10,000

$ 100-149


Canada, Toronto

Choosing The Top Cloud Consulting Companies

Our Evaluation Methodology

In the following section, we break down our custom evaluation methodology and elaborate in detail on all the aspects we considered to curate the above list. 

The Company's Website & Portfolio

We start our journey by visiting the company’s website. At this point, we first consider how long they’ve been around. Cloud computing isn’t a recent thing — its concept dates back to the 1960s when companies were able to rent time on a mainframe. And the concept of renting access to computing power as we know it today emerged in the early 2000s. That’s why we value the companies with a long history of working in the industry, and then we double-check their expertise by looking into their past projects. 

The portfolio and case studies of cloud consulting services tell us a lot about their expertise and specializations. We take note of the problems they’ve solved and the types of industries they’ve worked in. Also, we assess their approach and the technologies they employ. 

At this stage, our discoveries don’t determine whether a company will rank on our table or not. However, they’re crucial when it comes to classifying each company, so we know which criteria to further examine them against.

Services & Specialties

A good consultant’s guidance to successful cloud adoption starts with advising which and what kind of cloud service provider you should opt for. In this sense, there are two types of cloud consulting companies: either an agnostic cloud service provider or a specialized one.

The first navigates the entire range of cloud service providers and compares them against criteria established based on your business’s needs to find the perfect solution for you. It’s a better fit for companies that need a cloud solution based on multiple providers. 

The second looks for ways to integrate the (type of) provider they’re specialized in to make it align with and meet your business goals. This kind of cloud computing consulting services might be considered better since its team’s knowledge of certain (types of) providers is more in-depth.

Since the essence of these benefits lies in a client’s preferences, we didn’t treat them as ranking factors. However, we did consider using them as a means to classify cloud services further. Below is a detailed breakdown of the cloud service provider classifications.

Cloud Types Based on the Delpoyment Model

Cloud deployment indicates how cloud services are made available to users. Other than their location, these differ in terms of security and the level of management required. Here are each one of their details:

Public Cloud

Public clouds keep the entire computing infrastructure on the premises of the cloud consulting firms. Therefore, the client doesn’t have physical control over the infrastructure. This type of cloud computing can save you a lot of money that you would otherwise have spent on purchasing and maintaining an on-premises infrastructure. Here, you can choose the resources you need as you go (and pay only for the ones you’ll use), which ensures high scalability and reliability. Plus, there’s a server network to protect the cloud against failure. 

Private Cloud

A private cloud is very similar to the public cloud in terms of scalability and self-service, but the infrastructure is proprietary — i.e., cloud consulting services are dedicated to your organization’s goals and objectives. This grants you more control and better security. The technologies here are more complex and might require a dedicated IT team to successfully implement the private cloud and deal with it. Also, it’s pricier than the public cloud.

Hybrid Cloud

In the world of cloud consulting, a hybrid cloud is the best of both worlds; using both private and public clouds, it combines the benefits of each infrastructure. Usually, the most important apps are hosted on a private server, and secondary apps are kept elsewhere. Service this type of cloud computing consultants provide is cost-effective and convenient, providing a fast and secure way to transfer data to and from apps on demand. It’s the best option for large businesses that experience fast growth and need high security. 

Community Cloud

A community cloud uses the infrastructure shared between organizations and can be managed internally or by a third party. This is the best choice for organizations that share similar cloud computing concerns. A community cloud’s benefits include flexibility, scalability, reliability, security, and compliance. 

Types of Cloud Computing Services

Regarding the amount of control and responsibility that users have, there are four main cloud types offered by cloud consulting firms:


Infrastructure as a service is a type of cloud in which the provider hosts the infrastructure and provides on-demand access to the resources in the cloud.

Key Features

  • Variable pricing
  • Scalable infrastructure

Notable Platforms

  • Google's Compute Engine
  • AWS
  • Microsoft Azure

Platform as a service is a type of cloud computing that provides users with the server software, operating system, and other resources needed for hosting an app. Cloud consulting services work with it because it gives users the opportunity to customize, develop, and test their own apps. 

Key Features

  • Seamless development and deployment of apps
  • Simple hosting and maintenance options
  • Scalability 
  • Facilitates team collaboration

Notable Platforms

  • Google’s App Engine
  • Apache Stratos
  • Heroku

Software as a service is a distribution model enabling access to the software or app via the internet and a web browser. You don’t have to install the software locally—the third-party provider hosting the app is responsible for its performance, security, and maintenance.

Key Features

  • Scalability
  • Ease of use
  • Centralized feature updating

Notable Platforms

  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Salesforce
  • Amazon Web Services

Further classifications of the services offered by the top cloud consulting companies include the following:


Storage as a service is a cloud computing model in which users can rent storage from cloud providers to store data. The greatest benefit of this model is that the stored data can be accessed from anywhere. This service helps save costs and also provides enhanced security and disaster recovery. 


Security as a service is a model of cloud consulting services handling and managing an organization’s security. This is especially useful for corporate infrastructures because it eases the in-house security team’s responsibilities and provides easy scalability as the business grows. Also, with SECaaS, you can avoid the costs and maintenance of on-premise alternatives. A cloud services consulting firm might suggest the best spam filtering companies in town, as well as security as a service offering for security assessment, data loss prevention, and antivirus management.  


Data as a service enables the customer to access data files through a network, usually the internet. The most common business applications that DaaS technology powers are CRM and ERP. A major cloud computing platform, DaaS offers great benefits such as agility, cost-effectiveness, ease of administration, and enhanced data quality. 


Test environment as a service refers to on-demand cloud computing consulting services for creating and managing software test environments. These software environments enable software testers to use tools and processes to develop high-quality products and apps. The cloud-based testing environments are scalable, flexible, and cost-effective. 


Desktop as a service is a top cloud consulting service that provides hosted desktops for apps and email. The desktop operating systems run on a virtual machine that’s hosted by a third-party provider. The DaaS provider streams the virtual desktop to the client’s user device. Clients manage the apps and desktop images while the DaaS providers take care of the security, data backup, upgrades, and storage. 


API as a service provides cloud-based app development tools and app development. It provides the highest level of flexibility and customization thanks to its intuitive interface. Among the other benefits of APIaaS, we should mention the reduced costs and quick deployment.

Cloud Certifications

While the above serves as a means to classify cloud consulting companies, the certifications they have can directly lead to a boost in their ranking. Note, however, that this is not a determining ranking factor. Also, we don’t consider any expired certifications. The certifications we’re looking for are based on the specialties listed above and include the following:

AWS Certifications

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certification is issued to IT specialists who pass the tests this cloud provider offers. It proves they have the technical knowledge and skills necessary for deploying and operating apps and infrastructures on AWS. There are different exams for cloud architects, admins, and engineers, and the AWS cloud consulting certification lasts for two years before recertification becomes necessary.

Microsoft Azure Certifications

Microsoft Azure Certifications are part of the Microsoft ecosystem and offer a variety of exams and certifications for Microsoft cloud technologies. These demonstrate cloud consulting services’ ability to design, implement, and maintain cloud-enabled solutions that leverage Microsoft Azure’s open-source capabilities.

GCP Certifications

Issued by Google, GCP Certifications demonstrate the skills required to design, develop, and administer app infrastructure and data solutions on Google Cloud technology. All Google Cloud certifications last for two years from the date issued. 

Cloud Migration Consulting

Cloud migration helps you revamp your workflows, enhance performance, and reduce work for system admins. This is a complex process that needs to be customized according to the specific client’s needs. The top cloud consulting services specializing in migration not only address a client’s goals but also ensure the least service disruption. 

The migration options are as follows:

  • App migration
  • Infrastructure migration
  • On-premise to one or more cloud solutions or providers
  • Cloud to cloud

Whichever of the above they offer, successful migration consulting needs to address the what, where, and how of the process.

Identifying What Needs to Be Migrated

At this stage, the cloud consulting services need to conduct an in-depth analysis starting with examining the app’s migration appropriateness and its operational dependencies. If the app and the infrastructure are fit for migration, the analysis should establish a timeline for the process, outlining which apps should be migrated in the earlier stages and which later on. 

A migration arrangement that promises successful execution should look like this:

Early-Stage Migration
  • The simplest apps and apps with the least dependencies should go first. 
  • The apps that affect business operations and customers least should go next.
  • Apps that don’t demand a lot of resources go last.
Later-Stage Migration
  • First go the apps that need to be adjusted for the cloud environment.
  • Next, the apps that are exposed to external users such as clients.
  • Finally, the cloud consulting firm migrates the apps critical to core business operations.

Identifying Where It Will Be Migrated

After establishing what cloud consultants help migrate and in what order, the next step is to determine what kind of cloud it will be deployed to. This involves plenty of factors such as:

  • The compatibility of the app and type of cloud
  • Security
  • The level of management
  • The company’s human resources
  • The company’s budget

These factors will generally determine the type of cloud-based deployment method and whether a single or a multi-cloud strategy will be employed. The last two factors decide the choice of the actual vendors/provider.

Identifying How It Will Be Migrated

Determining how the apps will be migrated is the next step the cloud consulting companies should take. There are five cloud migration types: 


The least expensive migration type is also the easiest. It involves migrating the app as-is without any modifications to the code. Rehosting provides the original app’s experience on the cloud and can use the same security that was used on-premises. This migration type is most feasible for apps that are independent of the hardware they run on.  

Possible Downsides

You might not be able to rehost the app if it isn’t internet-friendly or if third-party software licensing forbids the use of VM.


Cloud consultants rebuild when they have to rewrite some of the app’s code, giving you a chance to take advantage of more advanced features from the cloud provider and scale up your app. Rebuilding is a good choice when you want to enhance an existing app or build a new one. This is useful when the existing one is outdated, and you don’t have access to the original app’s source code. 

Possible Downsides

It’s a time-consuming and expensive migration process.


Refactor is a popular migration approach and one of the top cloud consulting services offered. It involves creating a container that sorts the most important components together and then migrates the container to the cloud. 

While it’s possible to refactor without making any coding changes, this approach might include app modification. You could also autoscale the framework without making any major changes to the core infrastructure with only the goal of taking advantage of some cloud-native features. This method provides immediate benefits even greater than rehosting, but the process takes longer.  

Possible Downsides

There’s a transitive risk, framework lock-in, and missing capabilities. 


Cloud consultants use this approach if the existing app is completely replaced with commercial software, usually a SaaS solution. Replacement requires less administrative costs and provides good value, more flexibility, and better features and support.

Possible Downsides

There’s a risk of customization limitations, vendor lock-in, and issues in data accessibility.

Establishing the Testing Parameters

Besides planning the process’s roadmap, your cloud consulting services should also determine the testing parameters worth considering at scale and high loads before completing the transition of the previous infrastructure regarding migration. 

Cloud Security Consulting

Cloud computing has been a hot topic for a long time now. Still, many businesses hesitate to move their operations to the cloud, mainly because they have security concerns. Even though many surveys have proved that the cloud is even more secure than traditional data centers, webmasters still worry.

This may be one of the primary and continuous concerns businesses have even after they move to the cloud because webmasters don’t understand the advantages and disadvantages that cloud computing actually delivers. Before considering the industry-leading cybersecurity firms for implementing security measures, here’s how the cloud consulting companies listed here can help you:

Establish the Type of Protection the Data Needs

Organizations use the cloud in many different deployment and service models. Not everything is equally sensitive, so it would be a waste of resources to protect all your data equally. An efficient consultant should recognize these issues and address them with the right security controls. 

Cloud Security Audit

During a cloud security audit, cloud consulting companies test the compliance-driven elements and compare them against the best industry practices to assess and prioritize risk, identify the gaps in security strategies and programs, evaluate current controls, and make recommendations. Some of the areas tested during the audit are the following: 

  • Data protection
  • Vulnerability management
  • Identity management
  • Physical and personnel security
  • Availability
  • Business continuity and disaster recovery
  • Logs and audit trails
  • SLA’s

Penetration Testing

Penetration testing tells if the existing security efforts are enough to protect the client’s data. We expect the top cloud consulting services to train security-dedicated staff for pen testing or at least recommend a cloud access security broker (CASB) solution. 

Third-Party Risk Assessments

Third-party risk solutions enable a cloud consultant to execute the effective planning, development, and management of third-party risk assessment in a cost-efficient manner. This also requires the understanding of any shared responsibility model. The shared responsibility model applies to the public cloud because its providers assume responsibility for a variety of security aspects — unlike the private cloud, where the enterprise is solely responsible for security. The companies using a cloud vendor should be aware of its specific security policies.

Identity & Access Management Solutions

Outside sources gaining unauthorized access to or even stealing an account are the two biggest threats to public clouds. However, these threats can be mitigated by deploying high-quality identity and access management (IAM). The top cloud consulting companies will suggest an IAM solution that enforces access policies. Deploying role-based permission capabilities and multi-factor authentication can also cut down the risk of unauthorized people accessing sensitive data. 

Endpoint Security Planning

The need for strong endpoint security is reinforced when you use a cloud service. The necessary technology includes firewalls, intrusion detection, access control, and anti-malware. If you already have these protections, the most reputable companies will make sure to revisit them and determine whether they’re suitable to deal with evolving threats. 

Data Encryption

Encryption is crucial to any cloud security strategy. All data, both in motion and at rest, should be encrypted. Since data in transit is most vulnerable to attacks, it’s preferable that encryption occurs during that process. 

The top cloud consulting companies should offer encryption and key management services—or recommend either a vendor that offers it or a third-party product. 

Employee Training

If you want to accelerate organization and digital transformation, you need to hire a cloud computing agency that provides employee training. The top cloud experts will assess your company’s work style and use that insight to create a plan that leverages the best tools and techniques. When assessing this service, we looked for cloud consulting companies that provide training sessions that strategically prepare team members of different levels and specialties.

Customer Reviews & Testimonials

The next step for the companies that pass the above-mentioned stages is to see how satisfied their previous clients are. We check third-party platforms, including social media, Google, and TrustPilot to verify that they practice what they preach. We take special note of how professional the team is and if they were able to meet clients’ goals. 

When it comes to negative reviews, we must note that just a few of them aren’t enough to remove the company from our list. Instead, we use them to learn more about said company’s weak points, which will influence the final rankings.

Pricing & Value For Money

Fees for cloud consulting services depend on many factors. On our list, we included both companies that charge by the hour and by the project—although most of them offer both types of billing and let the client decide what they want. Also, many of them offer “on retainer” services. The average price you should expect to pay ranges from $50 to $149 per hour, depending on the proven performance, the team’s skillset, the connections and networks, and more. 

How to Choose a Cloud Consulting Firm for Yourself

Now that you’ve learned the ins and outs of our evaluation methodology, it’s time to shortlist the cloud consulting companies. Since we know how hard this can be, we came up with a comprehensive guide that touches on the most important points for consideration. 

Decide on the Cloud Deployment Model

Every business has specific needs, and meeting all of them is a challenging task. That’s why it’s of the utmost importance to decide on the right cloud deployment model for you. After all, you need to choose a cloud consulting company that will help you gain a competitive edge in the market by making your business flexible and agile in terms of scale and volume.

Check the Company's Industry Focus

Industry focus is important. For example, the needs of a retail chain are different from those of a manufacturing company. Make sure to double-check that your cloud strategy consulting partner has experience in servicing your industry and successfully aligning the business type with relevant technology decisions. 

Choose a Trusted Partner

The most underrated aspect when choosing the top cloud consulting companies for your business is honesty and communication. You need to work with a team of consultants that’s truly trusted and ready to go all-in for the long term. More often than not, this means choosing a smaller, local company. However, on our list, you’ll also find bigger consultancies with a close-knit team. 

Consider Your Budget

As the cloud industry expands, the prices of cloud consulting companies become very competitive. Before you close the deal, consider how each provider’s pricing structure works. Decide how much you’re ready to spend on cloud services, and then make sure that the company you choose can align their services within your budget.