Evanston, IL, February 17, 2015 - Stratosphere Networks today announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company's 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Pioneer 250. This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit greater value from their IT investments, and successfully leverage technology to achieve greater competitive advantage.
In today's world of outsourced IT, the expertise of MSPs has become increasingly important to organizations. The plethora of choices in terms of consumption and procurement of technology can become overwhelming. To help facilitate companies' selection and adoption of managed services and providers, CRN, the leading media outlet for technology vendors and solution providers who serve end-user customers, has identified the top 500 MSPs.
This year, CRN's industry-focused directory highlights the Top 500 MSPs in three categories: 100 Hosting Providers who are experienced in providing mainly off-premise, or cloud-based, services; 150 Elite Service Providers who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; and 250 Pioneer Service Providers who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services geared toward the small and midsize business market.
Stratosphere Networks provides fully-managed technology solutions for businesses in all industries. With a state-of-the-art Networks Operation Center and in-house staff of IT professionals, Stratosphere Networks delivers full maintenance and support, including remote and on-site support, disaster recovery, business continuity, desktop support, network monitoring, ongoing maintenance services and more.
"The allure of Everything-as-a-Service to organizations is largely rooted in the appeal of predictable operational expenses, cost-cutting, resource allocation and access to on-demand/pay-as-you-go technology. Therein lies a great need for the expertise of managed service providers," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "We congratulate the managed service providers who have engineered, or re-engineered, their businesses to deliver the services their customers rely on for future growth and ongoing success."
"We're honored to be named to CRN's MSP500 list for the second year in a row," Kevin Rubin and Steve Melchiorre, Managing Partners at Stratosphere Networks, said. "Our team of certified engineers work tirelessly every day to meet the needs of our clients, as well as go above and beyond to provide new, innovative and cost-effective solutions. We're incredibly proud of this accomplishment and appreciate the recognition for our efforts."
Coverage of the MSP500 will be featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com,About Stratosphere Networks
Stratosphere Networks is a Chicago-based multifaceted IT managed service provider focused on delivering comprehensive technology services and solutions to meet and exceed the always-changing, diverse business needs. Since 2003, Stratosphere Networks has grown exponentially and continues to provide the best in-class and cost effective solutions to businesses of all industries. Visit www.stratospherenetworks.com for more information.About the Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue, is the sales channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology sales channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships.
Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.