LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Moving up the rankings dramatically, leading Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider Infinitely Virtual today announced that it is now among the world's Top 40 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), according to Penton's fifth-annual 2016 Talkin' Cloud 100 report. Infinitely Virtual ranked 36th, up from 72nd last year.
"Our congratulations to the 2016 TC 100 honorees," said Nicole Henderson, Editor in Chief, Talkin' Cloud. "In this year's list we wanted to go back to our roots and recognize CSPs in all that they do to help customers meet business objectives. With a heavy weighting on recurring cloud revenues, the Talkin' Cloud team pored through the applications to select 100 of the top performing CSPs.
"Part of the allure of cloud initially was the fact that it was just so easy to use -- all you really needed was a credit card to spin up a new cloud server, and you could take your pick from a number of vendors," Henderson said. "Of course, we know now that cloud is much more complicated than that, and requires a lot of extra management, provisioning, and support in order to work at an optimal level and truly solve business challenges. That's where cloud services providers come in."
"As one of the first cloud service providers in the space, Infinitely Virtual has grown through a relentless 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 gratified that the Talkin' Cloud 100 has recognized our progress in the market, 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 2016. 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.
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.
The full report is available by visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100.
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. Named to the Talkin' Cloud 100 as one of the industry's premier hosting providers, 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 recently took the #1 spot in HostReview's Ranking of VPS hosting providers. Infinitely Virtual was established as a subsidiary of Altay Corporation, and through this partnership, the company 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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