NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), announced today that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named it to the publication's 2016 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list. Logicalis appears in the Elite 150 category which recognizes large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premise and off-premise services. The annual CRN MSP 500 list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. These MSPs' top-notch offerings help client organizations navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.
"Managed services will become increasingly more important as enterprise CIOs shift their focus from technology to a services-defined approach to serving their internal users," says David Leech, Vice President of Cloud and Managed Services, Logicalis US. "IT is no longer about technology; it's about making the compute services users need to do their jobs effectively available when and where they need to use them; it's about delivering a computing experience in the workplace that rivals what users are accustomed to in their consumer lives. That means IT pros are quickly shifting their attention away from speeds and feeds and onto the delivery of that user experience, and to do so, they are outsourcing key operational functions to trusted managed service providers who have the certifications and experience to keep their IT environment running optimally while they focus their team's attention on more strategic IT-related tasks."
To help its clients do just that, Logicalis has spent over 15 years honing a comprehensive global portfolio of services and capabilities and 24x7x365 monitoring and management. With multi-tier support around the world, Logicalis significantly enhances availability and proactively prevents or resolves issues to a degree that would be difficult and prohibitively expensive for most organizations to provide in house. Logicalis' managed services offerings ensure performance and alignment with its clients' business needs by leveraging its advanced architecture and considerable expertise to deliver and manage solutions that reside in the customer's data center, in the Logicalis public cloud, or on someone else's cloud. Clients can even select the solutions that are best aligned with their business and technology needs from Logicalis' Optimal Services portfolio and manage those services, report issues, request new services, monitor incidents and view detailed analytics via Logicalis' online portal making even the most complex IT environments run smoothly and efficiently around the clock. This kind of flexibility is what makes Logicalis' managed services offerings unique and earns it a spot in coveted industry lists like the CRN MSP500 year over year.
"MSPs meet a critical need in the IT market, providing customized, turnkey services that allow for predictable operational expenses, effective control of expenditures, precise allocation of limited resources and convenient access to on-demand and pay-as-you-go technology," says Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "We congratulate the service providers of the MSP 500 who continually reinvent themselves to successfully meet their customers' changing needs, helping businesses get the most out of their IT investments and sharpen their competitive edge."
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 described above as recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premise and off-premise services; and the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premise, cloud-based services.
The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at http://www.crn.com.
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About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelco.com
Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.
Logicalis employs over 4,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, deploy and manage complex IT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow on an international basis. It has specialized solutions for enterprise and medium-sized companies in vertical markets covering financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, helping customers benefit from cutting-edge technologies in a cost-effective way.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific and is one of the leading IT and communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $6 billion.
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