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Cirrity Ranked Among Top 100 Cloud Services Providers

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

ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/31/13 -- Cirrity, the secure and compliant cloud service provider, ranks among the world's Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), according to Nine Lives Media's third-annual Talkin' Cloud 100 report. The 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.

"We are pleased to crack the Top 100 Cloud Services Providers during our first full year as an independent company," said Andrew Albrecht, Chief Operating Officer of Cirrity. "When the top three are Salesforce.com, Amazon and Microsoft, you're in very good company."

Cirrity was spun out of BlueWave Computing, a highly regarded managed service provider (MSP) in Atlanta. This gives Cirrity deep insight into the needs of MSPs and other channel partners, said Albrecht. Cirrity recently rolled out vStream™, a Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) managed solution that automates real-time disaster recovery to the cloud. vStream operates on a secure and compliant cloud infrastructure built on enterprise-class hardware, and is PCI and HIPAA compliant.

vStream assures information-dependent organizations in industries such as financial, commercial, healthcare and enterprise that their data is completely safe and readily available should a system failure take place. vStream offers the industry's best recovery times, with Recovery Point Objective (RPO) in seconds and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) in minutes, and eliminates the need to match storage-to-storage hardware.

The Talkin' Cloud 100 report is based on data from Talkin' Cloud's online survey, conducted January through May 2013. 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 Cirrity," said Amy Katz, president of Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton. "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 Cirrity
Cirrity is a channel-focused cloud services provider supporting managed services providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) with highly scalable and geographically redundant enterprise class infrastructure as a service (IaaS) platforms. Cirrity's industry-leading SLAs and high performance infrastructure, combined with a security and compliance focus, provides partners and customers with a secure and highly available platform to leverage the advantages of cloud computing. Cirrity provides exceptional service with the goal of building long-term, mutually successful relationships. www.cirrity.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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