3rd Annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 Report Identifies World’s Top Cloud Computing Companies in the IT Channel VIENNA, Va. – Aug. 1, 2013 –Cetrom Information Technology, Inc. (Cetrom), a cloud computing pioneer and leader in custom cloud management for global SMBs, ranks for the second year in a row among the world’s Top 100 Cloud Services Providers (CSPs), according to Nine Lives Media’s third-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. The Top 100 CSPs generated more than $15.7 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2012, up nearly 37 percent, according to the report, which is available now by visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100. In addition to honoring Cetrom, this year’s Talkin’ Cloud 100 report profiles:
- Cloud Services Providers: CSPs offer SaaS (software as a service), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and/or PaaS (platform as a service) to partners/customers.
- Cloud Services Brokerages: CSBs, or cloud brokers, recommend and resell multiple cloud services to customers, and often integrate those services.
- Cloud Services Aggregators: CSAs, or cloud aggregators, typically offer a portal that allows VARs and MSPs to source multiple third-party cloud services for customers.
- MSPs (Managed Service Providers) with cloud services expertise: MSPs proactively monitor and manage customers’ on-premises and cloud-based systems.
- VARs (value-added resellers) with cloud services expertise: VARs offer a range of IT consulting, deployment, integration and management services to customers.
“Cetrom is honored to be listed among leaders in such an innovative and forward-thinking industry,” said Christopher Stark, president and CEO, Cetrom. “The key to our success is forming true partnerships with our clients that are supported by open communication. This helps us to focus on the specific needs of each client and enables us to excel in both offering an outsourced, virtual IT department for smaller organizations, while also acting as an extension to the skilled IT departments of larger organizations.” The Talkin’ Cloud 100 report is based on data from Talkin’ Cloud’s online survey, conducted January through May 2013. The Talkin’ Cloud 100 report recognizes top cloud services providers based on such metrics as annual cloud services revenue growth (both in actual dollars and in percentage growth rates). “Nine Lives Media and Talkin’ Cloud congratulate Cetrom,” said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton. “The Talkin’ Cloud 100 honor arrives amid a land grab in the cloud computing market. And the Talkin’ Cloud 100 companies are leading that land grab.” Talkin’ Cloud, produced by Nine Lives Media, is the go-to resource for CSPs, VARs and MSPs profiting from cloud computing. Talkin’ Cloud features a daily blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the first online media destination for channel partners working in the cloud. About Cetrom Information Technology, Inc. Founded in 2001, Cetrom Information Technology, Inc. (Cetrom) is a custom and hybrid cloud computing services pioneer named to the Inc. 500l5000 and CRN Next-Gen 250 that provides cutting-edge Cloud Management Solutions with a track record of zero downtime to global SMBs. Cetrom’s enterprise-class IT support services are built on a best-in-class technology infrastructure and supported by high-end customer service and senior-level engineers. Headquartered in Vienna, Va., with offices and SSAE 16–compliant data centers across the United States, Cetrom is a Microsoft Partner with multiple Gold Competencies, and a partner of leading technology providers such as Citrix, Dell, EMC2, Lenovo and CenturyLink. For more information, visit www.cetrom.net. About Nine Lives Media Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton, defines emerging IT markets and disrupts established IT markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com) and Talkin’ Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com). About Penton For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at www.penton.com. Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.