5th Annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 Report Identifies World’s Top Cloud Computing Companies in the IT Channel
LOS ANGELES (September 1, 2015) – Infinitely Virtual today announced that it ranks among the world’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), according to Penton’s fifth-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. The full report is available by visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100.
In addition to honoring Infinitely Virtual – which ranked 72nd among the Top 100 — this year’s Talkin’ Cloud 100 report profiles:
o 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.
o Cloud Services Brokerages: CSBs, or cloud brokers, recommend and resell multiple cloud services to customers, and often integrate those services.
o 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.
o MSPs (Managed Service Providers) with cloud services expertise: MSPs proactively monitor and manage customers’ on-premises and cloud-based systems.
o VARs (value-added resellers) with cloud services expertise: VARs offer a range of IT consulting, deployment, integration and management services to customers.
The Top 100 CSPs generated more than $30 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2014, up nearly 29 percent over what they reported the previous year, according to the publication.
“As one of the first cloud service providers in the space, Infinitely Virtual has grown through an unwavering dedication to our customers, particularly those small and midsize businesses for whom a sound technology infrastructure is itself an agent for growth,” said Adam Stern, founder and CEO, Infinitely Virtual. “We’re delighted and honored to join the Talkin’ Cloud 100, and we will continue to champion those in the SMB segment and beyond who want to get off the IT rollercoaster – that tired cycle of hardware acquisition and depreciation – in favor of the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the cloud.”
The Talkin’ Cloud 100 list is based on data from Talkin’ Cloud’s online survey, conducted January through May 2015. The Talkin’ Cloud 100 list recognizes top cloud service providers based on such metrics as annual cloud services revenue growth (both in actual dollars and in percentage growth rates), and input from Penton Technology’s Channel editors.
“On behalf of Penton and Talkin’ Cloud, I would like to congratulate Infinitely Virtual for its recognition as a Talkin’ Cloud 100 honoree,” said Nicole Henderson, Editor in Chief, Talkin’ Cloud. “The industry is changing at a rapid pace and the Talkin’ Cloud 100 companies consistently demonstrate an agility and flexibility that sets them apart. They do so with innovation, via strategic partnerships, and through their commitment to providing superior customer experiences.”
Talkin’ Cloud, produced by Penton, is the go-to resource for CSPs, VARs and MSPs profiting from cloud computing. Talkin’ Cloud features news, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts, FastChat videos and more. It is the first online media destination for channel partners working in the cloud.
About Infinitely Virtual
Infinitely Virtual is a leading provider of high quality and affordable Cloud Server technology, capable of delivering services to any type of business, via terminal servers, SharePoint servers and SQL servers – all based on Cloud Servers. Homegrown solutions include InfiniteVault, a business-class file-sharing product that enables seamless and secure sharing with third parties on all devices and PCs. The company’s InfiniteProtect solution provides complete backup and disaster recovery for unlimited servers and computers, with unlimited backup retention. Infinitely Virtual has earned the highest rating of “Enterprise-Ready™” in Skyhigh Networks’ CloudTrust™ Program for four of its offerings — Cloud Server Hosting, InfiniteVault, InfiniteProtect and Virtual Terminal Server. The company was established as a subsidiary of Altay Corporation, and through this partnership, Infinitely Virtual provides customers with expert 24×7 technical support. More information about Infinitely Virtual can be found at: http://www.infinitelyvirtual.com, @iv_cloudhosting, or call 866-257-8455.
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