Nine Lives Media Names Online Backup Pioneers Remote Backup Systems to the Talkinâ€™ Cloud 100 – The Worldâ€™s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs)
May 17, 2012: Online Backup Software Pioneers Remote Backup Systems ranks among the worldâ€™s top 100 cloud service providers (CSPs), according to Nine Lives Mediaâ€™s second-annual Talkinâ€™ 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 Talkinâ€™ Cloud 100 report, which is available now by visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100.
This yearâ€™s Talkinâ€™ Cloud 100 report (formerly the Talkinâ€™ 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
“I am honored to have been selected as a member of this prestigious group,” said Rob Cosgrove, CEO, Remote Backup Systems. “We owe it to the support and success of our MSP Service Providers. Thank you, guys!”
The Talkinâ€™ Cloud 100 report is based on data from Talkinâ€™ Cloudâ€™s online survey, conducted January through April 2012. The Talkinâ€™ 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).
â€œNine Lives Media and Talkinâ€™ Cloud congratulate Remote Backup Systems,â€ said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media. â€œThe Talkinâ€™ Cloud 100 honor arrives amid a land grab in the cloud computing market. And the Talkinâ€™ Cloud 100 companies are leading that land grab.â€
Talkinâ€™ Cloud, produced by Nine Lives Media, is the go-to resource for CSPs, VARs and MSPs profiting from cloud computing. Talkinâ€™ 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 Remote Backup Systems
Remote Backup Systems has provided brandable, scalable software andÂ solutions to MSPs and VARsÂ enabling them to offer Online Backup ServicesÂ since 1987.
About Nine Lives Media
Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media, defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. The companyâ€™s IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com), Talkinâ€™ Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com), VARtweet (www.VARtweet.com) and MSPtweet (www.MSPtweet.com). For more information, visit www.NineLivesMediaInc.com.
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