ATLANTA, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EarthLink, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELNK), a leading IT and communications provider, today announced that EarthLink ranks 15 th among the world's Top 25 Fastest Growing Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) based on percentage of revenue growth for 2012 versus 2011 according to Nine Lives Media's third-annual Talkin' Cloud 100 report. EarthLink was also listed among the world's Top 100 CSPs in the report. In February of this year, EarthLink was ranked the number one managed service provider (MSP) on Nine Lives Media's sister MSPmentor 501 Global Edition list and report identifying the world's top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). "As EarthLink continues its evolution as a Cloud and IT Service provider, we appreciate that Nine Lives Mediahas affirmed our robust growth in this sector," said Michael D. Toplisek, EarthLink Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "From our popular Hosted Voice product to the recent acquisition of MSP and hosted IT provider CenterBeam, we are listening to our clients and continuously improving and expanding the cloud solutions they need to more efficiently run their businesses. In short order, watch for EarthLink to roll out an even more robust suite of endpoint management and security, hosted collaboration services, mobile device management and end-user help desk solutions." 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 EarthLink," 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.