Nine Lives Media Names iland Internet Solutions to the Talkin’ Cloud 100

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

iland Internet Solutions, the global cloud infrastructure provider and VMware® Service Provider Partner of the Year for Americas 2010-2012 and Global Partner 2012, 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

“For the second year running, we are delighted to be recognized in the Talkin’ Cloud 100 report as a leader in the global cloud community. Over the past year, we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of customers and partners working with us to adopt our VMware® based cloud solutions for production environments, disaster recovery, test and development and Software-as-a-Service enablement,” said Brian Ussher, President and Co-Founder, iland. “We continue to focus on providing the secure cloud environments our customers need to streamline costs and eliminate the headache of managing their own infrastructure. And we are also working diligently, through our Partner Program, to offer our partners innovative, proven solutions they can successfully take to their markets.”

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 iland Internet Solutions,” 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 iland
iland Internet Solutions, VMware's Service Provider Partner of the Year Global and Americas, provides hosted cloud infrastructure services in North America and Europe that enable customers to leverage enterprise class infrastructure in the form of virtual datacenters with flexible billing and capacity models. Solutions include secure hosted environments for virtual servers and desktops, test and development, cloud-based disaster recovery, and hybrid cloud services to maximize the value of existing VMware based environments. For more information, please visit

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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