MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—October 16, 2014—Agosto Inc., one of the world’s most experienced Google for Work Partners and cloud product development firms, today announced that it has been ranked as one of the world’s top 100 cloud service providers (CSPs) for 2014, according to Penton Media’s fourth-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. The report is based on data from Talkin’ Cloud’s online survey, conducted January through May 2014. 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).

Agosto delivers cloud services to the enterprise, providing assistance with Google Apps for Work and as part of a growing cloud product development business. Earlier this year, Agosto launched its Cloud Storage Gateway product, a fully managed, cloud-integrated storage solution to address backups,


and disaster recovery. The company also builds products for companies using Google’s Cloud Platform, which enables scalability, rapid time-to-market, and cost-effective cloud product development. Additional products based on Google tools and Agosto innovation are planned for release in the new year.

“Agosto is proud to have achieved a place among the world’s top 100 cloud service providers,” said Aric Bandy CEO, president of Agosto. “As we continue to offer outstanding services to our Google for Work clients, we are also delivering products built using Google Cloud Platform, to help our customers work even more effectively.”

“Penton and Talkin’ Cloud congratulate Agosto,” said Charlene O’Hanlon, Senior Executive Editor and Executive Managing Editor of Talkin’ Cloud. “The Talkin’ Cloud 100 represents those companies leading the way in the cloud space at a critical point in the maturation of the market.”

Talkin’ Cloud, produced by Penton, is the go-to resource for CSPs,


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 Agosto Inc.

Founded in 2001, Agosto is one of the world’s most experienced Google for Work Partners and cloud product development firms. Based in Minneapolis, and with offices in Toronto, Agosto was an early Google Apps provider (2007) and remains committed to providing IT services including Google Apps deployment, and building products on Google Cloud Platform. In 2014, Agosto was named Google Enterprise Global Partner of the Year for Cloud Platform and was listed for the fourth time on the Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The company also deploys Google for Work Maps and Search solutions, and provides managed services and support. Agosto’s clients include Jaguar Land Rover, The Minnesota Wild, and Famous Dave’s. Follow us at twitter.com/goAgosto.

About The Channel Company

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) 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.