Storm Internet wins industry Oscar for Best Private Cloud at the 17th ISPAs

(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – International hosting company Storm Internet Ltd., ( have been awarded with the “Best Business Use of Cloud” award at the 17th Internet Service Providers Association (ISPAs) awards, the UK’s premier and longest running internet industry awards. In addition they were awarded as finalists in the “Best Business Customer Care” award.

Judging criteria for the “Best Business Use of Cloud” award included innovation of the cloud solution as well as the benefits and ROI that the cloud solution could bring to the end user. The ISPA judges were particularly impressed with Storm Internet’s case study which showed exactly how businesses can rely on their cloud provider, with IPv6 support and additional RIPE addresses in particular getting the judge’s attention.

The Oxfordshire based company are quickly becoming well known in the industry for their fully managed hosting solutions backed by their excellent support, enabling customers to speed up the release of products and critical applications and cut back on their IT spend while removing the day-to-day hassle of managing and maintaining their website. They are revolutionising the hosting industry with the launch of StormCloud Private, their new private cloud initiative, bringing down the cost of private cloud compared to the current industry standards, backed by their outstanding support.

Salim Benadel, CEO and founder of Storm Internet said, “StormCloud Private was only launched in March so to be honoured with this award in such a tough category is a huge achievement and a testament to the entire Storm team. They worked tirelessly on the launch of StormCloud Private and continue to provide our customers with outstanding support, ensuring their websites are always up and running. This is a brand new award at the ISPAs so to be the first hosting company to win this really is an honour.”

This award makes for an ISPA hat trick for Storm Internet after winning “Best SME business host” at the 2013 awards and more recently “Best Dedicated host” at the 2014 awards.

About Storm Internet

Storm Internet specialises in managed cloud servers and web hosting solutions. The company was founded in 2004 by its CEO Salim Benadel with a strong focus on helping small and medium sized enterprises to get the most out of the internet. Making business better lies at the core of what they do. With a commitment to SMEs, Storm was voted the winner of the UK Internet Industry’s “Best Business Use of Cloud” award in 2015, “Best Dedicated Hosting” award in 2014 and “Best SME Hosting” award in 2013. Storm is ranked among the top ten hosts in the world for uninterrupted service by website monitoring service Hyperspin, and continues to hold its position as one of the fastest hosts in the world by international comparison website