CHICAGO - Stratosphere Networks announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named the Chicago IT support provider to its 2019 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with innovative approaches to managed services. These services help customers improve operational efficiencies, maximize return on IT investments, and continuously help them navigate the complexities of IT solutions.
Managed service providers are integral to the success of businesses everywhere. They empower companies to implement and operate complex technologies while staying within their budgets and keep focus on their core business. CRN's MSP 500 list identifies the most groundbreaking managed service organizations, with advanced solutions that have endless potential for growth.
This annual 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-premises, cloud-based security services.
"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," said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. "The companies on CRN's 2019 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 comprehensive managed IT services, in addition to managed cybersecurity solutions and cloud consulting services. The company works with businesses across all industries and offers full maintenance and support services from its state-of-the-art network operations center (NOC) and security operations center (SOC).
"We're thrilled to once again earn a spot on the MSP 500 list," said Steve Melchiorre, CEO of Stratosphere Networks. "We're constantly striving to deliver the highest quality solutions and services to our clients, and we're very pleased that CRN chose to recognize us as one of the top managed IT service providers in North America."
The MSP500 list will be featured in the February 2019 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.
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