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August 08, 2013 08:30 ET

ProfitBricks Tops Talkin' Cloud List of Fastest Growing Cloud Service Providers

3rd Annual Talkin' Cloud 100 Report Identifies World's Top Cloud Computing Companies in the IT Channel

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Aug 8, 2013) - ProfitBricks, the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) company that completely reengineered the delivery of cloud computing, ranks among the world's Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), according to Nine Lives Media's third-annual Talkin' Cloud 100 report. ProfitBricks ranked 75th on the overall Talkin' Cloud 100 list and first on the list of 25 Fastest Growing CSPs.

ProfitBricks recently shook up the cloud computing world when it slashed its cloud computing pricing by 50 percent, even as it showed performance levels twice that of the major competitors. In all, Talkin' Cloud's Top 100 CSPs generated more than $15.7 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2012, up nearly 37 percent, according to the report, which is available now by visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100.

"Being named to the Talkin' Cloud list is a clear indication of how far ProfitBricks has come in a short time," said ProfitBricks USA CEO Bob Rizika. "The cloud industry has grown tremendously in the past few years and the growth shows no sign of slowing down. Now, as the IT channel, particularly VARs and MSPs, ramp up their customer deployments, Cloud Computing 2.0 technologies companies like ProfitBricks, make it easier and more profitable for growth to accelerate." We are going to continue to see on-premise server sales decline as cloud computing infrastructure becomes faster, easier to use and more profitable to sell."

"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," said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton.

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 ProfitBricks
ProfitBricks -- the IaaS price and performance leader who introduced Cloud Computing 2.0 -- offers more speed, flexibility and value than any other cloud provider. Founded in 2010 by the co-founders of the 1&1 Internet Web Hosting business, ProfitBricks enables customers to build true virtual datacenters with custom defined instances, live vertical scaling and class-leading double redundant cloud storage -- all with simple and transparent minute-based billing. It also developed the first graphical Data Center Designer that makes the ProfitBricks Cloud Computing service the easiest to set up and maintain. CRN Magazine recently picked ProfitBricks as the "Coolest Startup" of 2012. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany and Boston, Mass., ProfitBricks can be found online at http://www.ProfitBricks.com.

About Nine Lives Media
Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton (www.penton.com), defines emerging IT markets and disrupts established IT markets. The company's IT channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com) and Talkin' Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com).

About Penton
For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at www.penton.com.

Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

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