123.Net Named to CRN's Managed Service Provider 500 List Company Recognized for Forward-Thinking Approach to Meeting the Needs of Today's IT Channel

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --123.Net, a telecommunications company announced today that it has been named to CRN's Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100. The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services.

In today's world of computing power, end users are barraged by options. CRN, the leading media outlet for vendors and solution providers attempting to understand sales and service channels, selected the top MSPs in order to bring clarity to the decision-making process.

This year, CRN's MSP500 is broken down into three groups highlighting the MSP Elite 150, who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; the MSP Pioneer 250, who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services focused on the small- and midsize-business market; and the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100, who own and operate their own data centers, providing a wide array of subscription-based outsourced services.

123.Net strives to be Michigan's provider of choice for world-class digital communications products and services. We work to provide our clients and end users with exceptional speed, efficiency, flexibility and value across our product and service lines, and we've built both our business and our reputation on a bedrock of outstanding performance.

"The managed services landscape continues to evolve rapidly as organizations are discovering they can impact both bottom-line and top-line growth," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "When it comes to strong managed services and off-premise solutions, these companies are the industry's proven leaders, showing just how they can change the game for their customers and we congratulate them on their success."

"Most IT companies are shifting to a cloud based offering, 123.Net's Data Centers provide MSP's easy entry into this market by offering a pay-as-you-grow Colocation model avoiding the high upfront investment and risk owners take on when owning and managing their own facility," said Dave Curran, Channel Sales Manager at 123.Net Inc.

Coverage of the MSP500 will be featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com,

About 123.Net

123.Net is a Michigan business, owned and managed by a team of accomplished executives with strong engineering backgrounds and proven success. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, 123.Net has been successfully providing voice, data, and colocation infrastructure services to enterprises, carriers, ISPs, and technology companies for over 15 years. 123.Net currently operates a 70Gbps+ IP network connected to multiple global transit carriers, including Level 3, Savvis, Cogent, GTT (TiNET), TeliaSonera, Global Crossing, Comcast and others. Four metro fiber rings and long-haul fiber networks span over 1700 route miles and covers over 50 nodes across Michigan.

For more information, please visit www.123.net

About the Channel Company

The Channel Company is the sales channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue. 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.

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