Industry Awards & Recognition

With almost three decades of work experience, GDS is honored to be recognized by the industry and our peers, but the real applause is for our incredibly talented staff.  It is their continued commitment to excellence that drives GDS to higher and higher levels of success and client satisfaction each year.

2016

CRN Magazine

  • CRN® Managed Service Provider 500, Elite 150 list
  • CRN® Tech Elite 250 list
  • CRN® Service Provider 500 (#438)
MSPmentor.net
  • MSPmentor 501 Global Edition of top managed IT service providers in the world, ranked #53.

2015

WORLD TELEPORT ASSOCIATION

  • GDS Named to the "Fast Twenty" at #2 fastest growing independent satellite teleports in the world.
  • GDS Named to "Top Global Independent Operators" at #20 for independent satellite teleport operators.

CRN Magazine

  • CRN® Tech Elite 250 list
  • CRN® Solution Provider 500 USA list
  • CRN® 2015 Network Connectivity Services Partner Program Guide Award

Acadiana Business.com

  • Ranked #37 on the Acadiana Top 50 Private Companies list.

MSPMentor.net

  • Ranked #41 on the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition of top managed IT service providers in the world.
  • Ranked #32 on the MSPmentor 200 North America of top managed IT service providers.

2014

CISCO SYSTEMS

  • GDS Recognized for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction for 2014.

WORLD TELEPORT ASSOCIATION

  • GDS Named to the "Fast Twenty" at #6 fastest growing independent satellite teleports in the world.

MSPMENTOR 501 GLOBAL

  • Ranked #48 on the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition of top managed IT service providers in the world.
  • Ranked #38 on the MSPmentor 200 North America Edition of top managed IT service providers in the world.

CRN MAGAZINE

  • GDS named to CRN Magazine's Tech Elite 250 list for solution providers in the U.S. and Canada who have the highest level and most certifications from Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, NetApp, Symantec and VMware.
  • GDS Named to CRN Magazine's Solution Provider 500 for North America which recognizes the top VARs, solution providers and integrators in North America, based on revenue size.

ACADIANA BUSINESS.COM

  • GDS Ranked #36 on the Acadiana Top 50 Private Companies list.

BATON ROUGE BUSINESS REPORT

  • GDS ranked #5 out of the top 25 privately held IT and telecommunications firms in Greater Baton Rouge.

NEW ORLEANS CITY BUSINESS

  • GDS ranked #5 among the top privately held IT and telecommunications firms in Greater New Orleans.

2013

LOUISIANA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

  • GDS receives Governor’s Technology Award for Growth Company of the Year.

CRN MAGAZINE

  • GDS named to CRN Magazine’s Best Partner Program in the US.
  • GDS named to CRN Magazine's "Solution Provider 500" annual ranking of the top VARs in the US.

IND MAGAZINE

  • Ranked #35 on the Acadiana Top 50 Business List of privately held companies. 

2012

COBHAM/SEATEL

  • GDS awarded as "Fastest growing satellite communications company in North America".
  • GDS awarded as "Fastest growing satellite communications company in the Gulf of Mexico".
  • GDS awarded as a "Top 20 Dealer Worldwide". 

Prior to 2012

  • 2009-2012 Acadiana Top 50 Business Ranking.
  • 2002-2005 Top 500 in VarBusiness Magazine’s annual ranking of the top VARs in the US. 
“GDS brought an extensive depth of technical knowledge that allowed us to aggregate to our current in-house knowledge, allowing us to provide better services to our customers.  GDS is now helping us support 450 well-sites, 62 internal offices, 80+ field technicians 24x7, over 2,000 telephones and 4,500+ telephone numbers, and all of our satellite-based services. We’ve been so pleased with GDS that in 2014 we will adding services in their new datacenter as well.”

Pedro Buhigas, CIO Stallion Oilfield Services, Ltd.

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"Our initial GDS systems came at our customer’s request, the system worked so well that we opted to implement it on our flagship vessels. We use the GDS system as a marketing tool to entice potential customers to do business with us. GDS offers a full satellite communications system that has grown our customer relationships. We are very happy with the service."

John Fontenot, VP of HR & HSE Odyssea Marine

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“GDS has continued to learn more and more about our business, as well as what is important to Acadian's success long-term. Our satisfaction with GDS continues to improve.”

Joey Branton, CIO Acadian Ambulance

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“Communication is essential in our field. Global Data Systems’ technologies ensure that we have quality equipment and service 24-7, 365. They are a trusted partner and we plan to continue working with them in the future.”

Major Troy Hidalgo, Head of Communications St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office

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  • “Communication is essential in our field. Global Data Systems’ technologies ensure that we have quality equipment and service 24-7, 365. They are a trusted partner and we plan to continue working with them in the future.”

    Major Troy Hidalgo - Head of Communications
    St. John the Baptist Sheriff’s Office

  • "Global Data Systems was instrumental in rebuilding Sowela's network infrastructure. Without the help of GDS's sales and engineering teams, SOWELA would not have had near the success implementing so many complex projects over the past five years."

    Adam Sibille, CCNA, Network Administrator
    SOWELA College

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