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Global Data Systems Named to 2015 List of CRN Tech Elite 250

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 1:21:00 PM

Annual list recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications.

crn-logoLafayette, LA, April 7, 2015: Global Data Systems today announced it has been named to The Channel Company’s CRN® Tech Elite 250. This annual list recognizes an elite group of IT solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications from leading vendors.

In compiling the list, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors collaborated to assess the most customer-beneficial technical certifications in the IT channel. These technical certifications—from vendors including Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, HP, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and Symantec, among others—have enabled solution providers to deliver an outstanding level of premium products, services and support to their North American customers.

“The solution providers selected for our annual Tech Elite 250 have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and gained industry credibility by investing in the IT certifications necessary to deliver exceptional service to their customers and stay competitive,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.“ These featured solution providers have enhanced and strengthened their partnerships by earning some of the most difficult certifications from some of the most prominent names in IT. We congratulate these organizations and look forward to their continued success.”

As a provider of technology and telecommunications to an international clientele, and maintaining its own datacenter, communications and satellite teleport infrastructure, GDS maintains the highest levels of certifications for top providers such as Cisco, NetApp, Vmware and more.

“We are honored once again to be included on this year’s CRN Tech Elite 250 list. It is the result of the hard work and commitment of all GDS employees that we continue to earn these types of honors and we could not be more proud of our staff”, said Ned Fasullo, Chief Marketing Officer, GDS.

Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN and online at

About Global Data Systems
Established in 1987, Global Data Systems, Inc. (GDS) is recognized as leading provider of telecommunications, systems integration, and datacenter solutions. GDS designs and implements end-to-end solutions that include premise wiring and physical security, voice and video, remote access and wireless mobility – all over a converged and secure network. The company is headquartered in Lafayette, with additional offices and sales and technical personnel in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Houston, Texas.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue®, is the 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 channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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If you would like more information about this release, please contact Ned Fasullo, Chief Marketing Officer at 225.754.4894 or email at

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