March 2, 2021 – MicroAge, The Digital Transformation Experts®, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named MicroAge to its 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. The list, released annually, recognizes the leading North American solution providers that have demonstrated innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed services. These services help end users improve operational efficiencies and navigate the ongoing complexities of IT solutions, while maximizing their return on IT investments.
With cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services, MSPs have become an integral part of the success of businesses worldwide. They help empower organizations to leverage complex technologies, keeping a strict focus on their core business without straining their budgets. CRN’s 2021 MSP 500 list identifies the market’s key managed services players who are setting themselves apart with best-of-breed solutions that provide the business outcomes customers need.
The MSP 500 list is divided into three sections: 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 and cloud-based security services.
MicroAge continues to build upon its cloud and managed services portfolio. The organization’s acquisition of Semaphore Co, a cloud-services provider based out of Atlanta, Georgia, in 2020 has been instrumental in stepping up its expertise and offerings in the MSP arena.
“Effective MSPs enable companies to focus on their core objectives while improving the quality and reliability of their cloud computing capabilities,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The solution providers on CRN’s 2021 MSP 500 list deserve recognition for their innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed services, and the ability to optimize operational efficiencies and systems to maximize return on investments.”
“Being named once again to the CRN MSP500, Elite 150 Category, makes us all proud,” said Larry Fulop, MicroAge vice president of technology and marketing. “Once we made the decision to move from a hardware-centric VAR to a cloud and managed service provider, we were determined to go all-in and make the investments in talent, certifications, training and partnerships to succeed at a high level. We feel we’ve done that and being listed again this year among the top MSPs in North America is a rewarding acknowledgement of our efforts.”
The MSP 500 is featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.com/msp500.