Nine Lives Media Names Excel Micro, Inc. To The Talkin’ Cloud 100

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Second-Annual Report Lists The World’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs)

Without the continued support of our Partners and our team this would not have been possible.

Excel Micro, Incorporated ranks 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, which is available now by visiting

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

"We are honored to be recognized as one of the world’s top 100 CSPs for a second time" said Joseph Vaccone, President & CEO, Excel Micro. "Without the continued support of our Partners and our team this would not have been possible."

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 Excel Micro,” 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 Excel Micro, Inc.
Excel Micro, Incorporated ( is one of the premier Software-as-a-Service distributors handling over 3,500 resellers worldwide offering 100% hosted or cloud based solutions.

The relationship with Google™ as their leading Authorized Distributor of Google Message Security & Compliance Solutions and Premier SMB Reseller of Google Apps™ for Business has helped Excel Micro grow to now manage over 900,000 accounts worldwide. Excel Micro has established relationships with McAfee® for Email and Web Protection, ZixCorp® for policy-based email encryption, recently finalized a partnership with YouSendIt™. By setting up relationships with industry leaders, Excel Micro takes the burden out of having large minimum commitments, and gives resellers the opportunity to take advantage of market leading solutions without any huge upfront costs.

The primary focus at Excel Micro is assisting resellers through their sales and technical support departments 24 hours per day from headquarters based outside of Philadelphia, PA. For more information please contact 877-466-7726.

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

Excel Micro, Inc.
Michael Amadio, Director of Marketing
610-627-1500 or mamadio(at)excelmicro(dot)com

Nine Lives Media:
Joe Panettieri, Editorial Director
212-204-4206 or joe(at)ninelivesmediainc(dot)com

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