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Stratosphere Networks Included on 2018 Managed Service Provider 500 List by CRN

Chicago IT support provider recognized for excellence in managed IT services

CHICAGO - Stratosphere Networks announced today that it has been named to the 2018 Managed Service Provider 500 list as one of the Pioneer 250 by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.

In today's fast-paced business environments, MSPs play an important role in helping companies leverage new technologies without straining their budgets or losing focus on their core business. CRN's MSP 500 list shines a light on the most forward-thinking and innovative of these key organizations.

The list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premises and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based security services.

"Managed service providers have become integral to the success of businesses everywhere, both large and small," said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. "Capable MSPs enable companies to take their cloud computing to the next level, streamline spending, effectively allocate limited resources and navigate the vast field of available technologies. The companies on CRN's 2018 MSP 500 list stand out for their innovative services, excellence in adapting to customers' changing needs and demonstrated ability to help businesses get the most out of their IT investments."

Stratosphere Networks provides managed IT services and Chicago IT support, in addition to cloud consulting and managed security solutions. The company serves businesses of all sizes and across all industries and provides full maintenance and support services from its fully staffed network operations center (NOC) - including disaster recovery, remote and on-site support, proactive network monitoring, business continuity, desktop support, and ongoing maintenance services.

"We're very pleased to be included in CRN's MSP 500 list and earn recognition as a top performer in our industry," said Kevin Rubin, president and COO of Stratosphere Networks. "We strive every day to empower our clients with exceptional IT services and to be the technology partner that everyone - including current and prospective clients and employees - wants to work with."

The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at

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