Nine Lives Media Names Cetrom to the Talkin’ Cloud 100

Second-annual report lists the world’s top 100 cloud service providers (CSPs)

Vienna, Va. – June 27, 2012 – Cetrom Information Technology, Inc. (Cetrom), a Cloud Computing pioneer and leading provider of custom Cloud solutions for global SMBs, ranked 30th among the world’s top 100 cloud service providers (CSPs), according to Nine Lives Media’s second-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. The top 100 CSPs generated more than $2.3 billion in combined cloud services revenues for 2011, up nearly 46 percent from 2010, according to the Talkin’ Cloud 100 report— now available at This year’s Talkin’ Cloud 100 report (formerly the Talkin’ Cloud 50) has been expanded to include:

  • Cloud service providers – companies that offer IaaS, PaaS and/or SaaS
  • Cloud aggregators – companies that offer online marketplaces for sourcing cloud applications, platforms and/or infrastructure
  • Cloud brokers – companies that recommend a range of cloud applications for customers
  • Cloud integrators – companies that link multiple cloud services into a customer solution
  • VARs (value-added resellers) with cloud services expertise
  • MSPs (managed service providers) with cloud services expertise

“To be ranked in the top third of cloud service providers around the world is an honor, and a tribute to the strength of our organization,” said Christopher Stark, president and CEO, Cetrom. “For more than a decade, Cetrom has been at the forefront of the cloud revolution, with industry-leading staff creating custom cloud solutions—on a dependable network—so our clients’ businesses run smoother, more efficiently and without interruption. To be recognized for something we feel so passionately about further confirms the value we deliver to our customers every day.” The Talkin’ Cloud 100 report is based on data from Talkin’ Cloud’s online survey, conducted January through April 2012. The Talkin’ Cloud 100 report recognizes top cloud service 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 Media. “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. Cetrom Information Technology, Inc. is a Cloud Computing pioneer and a leader in custom Cloud solutions for global SMBs. Founded in 2001, Cetrom offers high-availability, enterprise-class Cloud Computing solutions built on a best-in-class technology infrastructure with a diverse library of SaaS and business applications, mobile workforce support, virtualized custom applications and high-end customer support. Headquartered in Vienna, Va., with offices and SAS 70–compliant data centers across the United States, Cetrom is a Microsoft Partner with multiple Gold Competencies, a Blackberry Alliance Program member and a partner of leading technology providers such as Citrix, Dell, EMC2, Lenovo and CenturyLink. For more information, visit or join the conversation on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Google+ . About Nine Lives Media Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The company’s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (, The VAR Guy (, Talkin’ Cloud (, VARtweet ( and MSPtweet ( For more information, visit

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