Nine Lives Media Inc. Names Excel Micro Inc. to the Talkin’ Cloud 50

First of Its Kind Research Report Identifies the World’s Top VARs, MSPs and Channel Partners in Cloud Computing

Philadelphia, PA, June 16, 2011 --( Excel Micro Incorporated has landed on Nine Lives Media Inc.’s first-ever Talkin’ Cloud 50, a unique list and free research report identifying the world’s top 50 VARs, MSPs and IT service providers in cloud computing.

"We are honored to be recognized by Nine Lives Media and Talkin’ Cloud," said Joseph Vaccone, President & CEO of Excel Micro. "This would not be possible without the dedication shown by our internal support department to our thousands of valued resellers worldwide."

The Talkin’ Cloud 50 report, available at, is based on data from Talkin’ Cloud’s online survey, completed in March 2011. The resulting report, overseen by Editorial Director Joe Panettieri, recognizes top VARs and MSPs in the cloud based on cloud-centric revenues, applications offered, users supported, and additional variables. The report also includes new classes of channel partners, including cloud service providers (CSPs), cloud aggregators and cloud brokers.

“Nine Lives Media Inc. and Talkin’ Cloud congratulate Excel Micro Inc. for their leadership role in cloud computing,” said Amy Katz, CEO of Nine Lives Media Inc. “It’s a great to see the channel stepping to the forefront of cloud computing.”

“If you tune out the hype and look at the facts it’s clear that the cloud is real,” added Panettieri. “The Talkin’ Cloud 50 companies saw their annual cloud revenues grow nearly 50 percent on average. And the typical company on the list generated at least $6 million in cloud revenues -- a healthy figure considering the market is just getting started.”

Talkin’ Cloud (, owned by Nine Lives Media Inc. (, covers the convergence of cloud computing and the channel. The site combines a video blog, daily news analysis, timely insights and forum chatter (beta) for VARs, MSPs, cloud service providers, cloud aggregators and cloud brokers navigating cloud computing.

About Excel Micro Inc.
Excel Micro, Incorporated ( is one of the premier Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) distributors handling over 3,500 resellers worldwide offering 100% hosted or cloud based solutions. The relationship with Google™ as their leading Authorized Distributor of Google Message Security & Compliance Solutions has helped Excel Micro grow to now manage over 750,000 accounts worldwide.

Excel Micro has relationships with ZixCorp®, and Cisco IronPort® for policy-based email encryption, and also are leading providers of Web Security through Webroot®. By setting up relationships with industry leaders, Excel Micro takes the burden out of having large minimum commitments and setup fees, and gives resellers the ability to offer solutions to companies of any size without any huge upfront costs.

The primary focus at Excel Micro is assisting resellers through the sales and technical support departments 24 hours per day from headquarters based outside of Philadelphia, PA. The primary goal is to not only supporting resellers, but to work with and assist them with anything from conference calls, to live webinars and training sessions.

About Nine Lives Media Inc.
Nine Lives Media Inc. defines emerging IT media markets and disrupts established IT media markets. Founded in 2008, Nine Lives Media Inc. has generated profitable, debt-free growth since its inception. The company’s market leading blogs and online destinations include MSPmentor (, The VAR Guy (, Talkin’ Cloud (, VARtweet ( and MSPtweet ( For more information, visit

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Joe Panettieri, Editorial Director
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