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NetFortris Ranked #35 Among Top 100 Cloud Service Providers in 4th Annual Talkin’ Cloud 100

San Francisco, Calif. August 28, 2015NetFortris, Inc., a leader in secure cloud-based voice and data networking solutions, ranks among the world’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), according to Penton’s fifth-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. The Top 100 CSPs generated more than $30 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2014, up nearly 29 percent over what they reported the previous year. The full report is available now by visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100.

In addition to honoring NetFortris, 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.

"We are fortunate to be a leading provider of best-in-class secure cloud-based communication solutions for multi-site enterprises in the retail, financial services, and healthcare sectors,” said Grant Evans, CEO, NetFortris. “We’re honored that Talkin’ Cloud editors and survey participants have recognized our efforts to help customers improve employee productivity via our fully hosted, managed communications services.”

The NetFortris Cloud Services Platform is cloud-based communications infrastructure, available as a servie. NetFortris delivers the full spectrum of enterprise solutions, including a high-performance MPLS network, Unified Communications and VoIP services, applications, analytics, and security solutions. IT departments can easily control all of these integrated solutions via a single pane of glass, with virtually no IT overhead. The result is a smart, simplified, unified communications solution that can be customized to fit any customer’s needs and grow with companies over time.

The Talkin’ Cloud 100 list is based on data from Talkin’ Cloud’s online survey, conducted January through May 2015. 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.

“On behalf of Penton and Talkin' Cloud, I would like to congratulate NetFortris for its recognition as a Talkin' Cloud 100 honoree," said Nicole Henderson, Editor in Chief, Talkin' Cloud. “The industry is changing at a rapid pace and the Talkin’ Cloud 100 companies consistently demonstrate an agility and flexibility that sets them apart. They do so with innovation, via strategic partnerships, and through their commitment to providing superior customer experiences.”

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.


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About NetFortris, Inc.:

NetFortris provides secure cloud-based voice and data communications solutions, hosted productivity and specialized applications and business devices to mid-sized enterprises. The NetFortris Platform serves as a central core for all NetFortris services, and delivers enterprise-class security, analytics, and integrated management for simple, scalable and highly secure operations. NetFortris is based San Francisco, California, and serves its customers with its carrier-grade private network, business and communications applications, and expert service. For more information, please visit www.netfortris.com or call 888-469-5100.

About Penton’s channel brands

Penton’s channel brands (www.penton.com), define emerging IT markets and disrupt established IT markets. The brands’ channel-centric online communities include MSPmentor (www.MSPmentor.net), The VAR Guy (www.TheVARguy.com), Talkin’ Cloud (www.TalkinCloud.com) and the WHIR (http://www.thewhir.com).

About Penton

Penton drives performance for more than eighteen million professionals each and every day. They rely on us to deliver: Insights, information, data & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions; networking & community to engage them with industry peers & partners; and marketing services to advance their business performance & deliver ROI.

Penton is a growth company with a track-record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP.

For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.






Nicole Henderson, Editor in Chief, Talkin’ Cloud