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GDS Places on MSP Elite 150 list for CRN Magazine

Posted on Feb 22, 2016 2:11:09 PM

Global Data Systems Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services.

crn-msp-500-logo400.jpgLafayette, LA: February 22, 2016 – Global Data Systems (GDS) announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named GDS to its 2016 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the MSP Elite 150 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. The MSP500 is an annual list which 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 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, 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.

“Since the launch of our own Gen2 Datacenter in Lafayette, as well as the convergence of our telecommunications and IT infrastructure offerings, GDS is now the top facilities-based provider of Managed Environments, Cloud Communications and Hybrid Networking solutions to Louisiana and Gulf of Mexico customers," said Ned Fasullo, Chief Marketing Officer, GDS.

“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,” said 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.”


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. 

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, Lockport, and Houston, Texas.

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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