3rd Annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 Report Identifies BUMI As Rising Star in the Cloud Backup Market

New York, NY – August 14, 2013 — /BackupReview.info/ — BUMI (Backup My Info!), the premium provider of managed online backup and recovery solutions for small to mid-sized businesses, today announced it was ranked 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.

BUMI was honored as a leading MSP (Managed Service Provider) with cloud expertise. In addition to BUMI, this year’s Talkin’ Cloud 100 report profiles:

  •     Cloud Services Providers: CSPs offer SaaS (software as a service), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and/or PaaS (platform as a service) to partners/customers.
  •     Cloud Services Brokerages: CSBs, or cloud brokers, recommend and resell multiple cloud services to customers, and often integrate those services.
  •     Cloud Services Aggregators: CSAs, or cloud aggregators, typically offer a portal that allows VARs and MSPs to source multiple third-party cloud services for customers.
  •     MSPs (Managed Service Providers) with cloud services expertise: MSPs proactively monitor and manage customers’ on-premises and cloud-based systems.
  •     VARs (value-added resellers) with cloud services expertise: VARs offer a range of IT consulting, deployment, integration and management services to customers.

“Data is growing at an exponential rate and we are seeing more and more organizations using cloud-based applications and adopting virtualized environments,” said Jennifer Walzer, CEO of BUMI. “We are honored to be ranked among the top cloud service providers and look forward to continue leading the cloud backup and disaster recovery market.”

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 BUMI,” 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 BUMI, led by CEO Jennifer Walzer, is a rising star in the cloud backup market.”

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 BUMI 
Manhattan-based BUMI (Backup My Info!) is a premium managed service provider specializing in online data backup and recovery. Founded in 2002, the company’s data backup and recovery service is utilized by more than 500 businesses while its partner program currently boasts over 40 active partners. BUMI clients include professional service organizations such as banking, financial, insurance, accounting, hedge funds and law firms. BUMI has won numerous awards including 2011 Customer Service Provider of the Year and 10 Best Companies to Work For (New York Enterprise Report), 2010 “16 Hot Companies Running Under the Radar” (eWeek), 2010 Windows IT Pro Editors’ Best and Community Choice Awards (Best Backup Software Product). For more information, visit http://www.backupmyinfo.com, call (866) 444- BUMI (2864), or follow on Twitter at http://twitter.com/backupmyinfo.

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

Shannon Cortina
Springboard Public Relations
(732) 863-1900 203

Source: BUMI

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