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iomart Hosting voted one of best web hosting companies

UK managed hosting provider also recognised for cloud services

iomart Hosting is proud to announce that it has been voted one of the best web hosting companies and cloud service providers of 2011.

The UK cloud computing and managed hosting services provider was voted into third place, the highest placing of any European company, in the prestigious HostReview Annual Web Hosting Awards, behind US companies Liquid Web and SoftLayer.

iomart Hosting also came 4th in the Best Cloud Service category for "those companies that offer outstanding performance and value for cloud computing servers," ahead of US giant Amazon.

Sarah Haran, managing director of iomart Hosting, said: "The Annual Web Hosting Awards are among the most prestigious in the world. To be honoured alongside the real giants of our industry in both the web hosting company and the cloud computing categories is a wonderful boost as we head into 2012 with our eyes firmly focused on repeating the success we enjoyed in 2011."

The Host Review judges said of the leading web hosting companies, including iomart Hosting, that they "stood out amongst an increasing number of high-quality companies and proved to be leaders in the hosting industry, offering cutting-edge technologies and services. They are also the companies to keep an eye on in 2012, as they are the best providers to solutions for your web hosting needs."

Since they were launched in 2006, the HostReview Annual Awards have grown to be one of the most prestigious web hosting awards of their kind.

iomart Hosting is a subsidiary of iomart Group plc which was named Scottish Digital IT Company of the Year 2011 and was shortlisted as a finalist at the 2011 National Business Awards.

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News release issued on behalf of iomart Hosting by Jane Robertson, Head of PR for iomart Group plc. For more information please email [email protected] or call 0141 931 6474 (dir), 0141 931 6400 or 07827948993 (mob).

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About iomart Hosting
iomart Hosting is one of the UK's leading providers of complex managed hosting and cloud computing services to the enterprise market. It owns and manages its own network infrastructure, including five UK data centres, offering a unique 100% uptime guarantee. Services include: Private and Hybrid Cloud, Colocation, Content Delivery Networks, IP Transit, Cloud Storage and Email.

Clients include: office2office, Misys, Cimex, BT plc, Stagecoach, Skyscanner, SoftCat, Learndirect, London School of Economics, Newsquest, Shine TV and STV.

iomart Hosting is an ISO9001 & ISO27001 certified company. The company is fully accredited at Gold Partner level with VMware, Oracle and Microsoft. It is part of AIM listed iomart Group plc.

About iomart Group plc
iomart Group is one of the UK's leading providers of managed hosting and cloud computing services. From a single server through to private cloud networks, iomart specialises in the delivery and management of mission-critical hosting services, enabling customers to reduce the costs, complexity and risks associated with maintaining their own web and online applications.

By physically owning and managing its own global network infrastructure, iomart offers world-beating levels of service to its customers. The Group offers a unique 100% uptime guarantee with all hosting services being engineered to ensure no single point of failure.

iomart Group operates in its chosen markets through a number of subsidiaries: iomart Hosting, RapidSwitch, Easyspace, EQSN and Westcoastcloud. The group has been listed on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market (AIM) since April 2000. For more information about iomart Group plc visit www.iomart.com

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