Global Data Systems Recognized As One Of The Top Managed Service Providers In North America In 2024

GDS plays a crucial role in supporting businesses by offering managed services that enhance efficiency, simplify IT solutions, and optimize return on investment.

Lafayette, LA, February 20, 2024 – Global Data Systems, Inc. (GDS), a leading Managed Services Provider (MSP) and Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Global Data Systems to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category for 2024.

The MSP 500 list compiled by CRN serves as a comprehensive guide to identifying and recognizing the top Managed Service Providers (MSPs) in North America. MSPs play a crucial role in supporting businesses by offering managed services that enhance efficiency, simplify IT solutions, and optimize return on investment.

The annual 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- and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premises and cloud-based security services.

The MSP 500 list aims to showcase and celebrate MSPs that are driving growth and innovation in the industry. These service providers not only enable businesses to harness complex technologies but also contribute to maintaining a strong focus on core business goals without stretching financial resources. By categorizing MSPs based on their business models and areas of expertise, the list helps end-users find the right partners to meet their specific needs and challenges in the rapidly evolving technology landscape.

Global Data Systems (GDS) is a leading provider of innovative managed services, specializing in delivering high-quality solutions tailored to meet the diverse needs of modern enterprises. Renowned for their commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction, GDS has consistently demonstrated reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness in addressing clients' most pressing business challenges. With a focus on innovation, GDS stays at the forefront of the managed services industry, constantly leveraging new technologies and approaches to deliver cutting-edge solutions. Their technical expertise spans across various domains, including cloud solutions, cybersecurity, network management, and communication technologies, ensuring comprehensive support for their clients. GDS's

inclusion in prestigious lists like the CRN Elite 150 is a testament to their industry leadership, business growth, and unwavering dedication to providing exceptional service.

Jennifer Follett, VP of US Content and executive Editor CRN, The Channel Company, emphasized the significance of managed services for businesses at various scales, stating, "Managed services provide a route for businesses of all sizes to maintain efficiency and adaptability throughout their growth journey. The solution providers featured in our 2024 MSP 500 list are introducing cutting-edge managed services portfolios to the market, enabling their clients to achieve success by optimizing their IT budgets. This allows businesses to allocate resources strategically, concentrating on mission-critical tasks that drive future success."

"We are incredibly honored to be recognized on the 2024 CRN MSP 500 Elite 150 list,” said Doug Pickle, VP of Sales & Marketing. “This acknowledgment is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and expertise of our entire team at Global Data Systems. We remain committed to delivering top-notch solutions and unparalleled service to our clients, and this recognition motivates us to continue pushing the boundaries of excellence in the managed services space." The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2024 issue of CRN and online at For more information about Global Data Systems and the services they offer, please visit their website at

About Global Data Systems

Global Data Systems is a leading full-service Managed Services Provider (MSP)/Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), offering innovative solutions and services grounded in the principles of "Connect. Collaborate. Protect." With 37 years of industry expertise, we have become the trusted partner for midsize and large enterprises, providing a comprehensive suite of IT services that adapt to the dynamic needs of modern businesses. From network management and cloud solutions to cybersecurity and communication technologies, our customer-centric approach tailors services to address the unique challenges of each organization. We excel in enabling robust connections, promoting collaboration through innovative tools, and prioritizing security with cutting-edge cybersecurity measures. Our dedicated team of experts, with over 65 certifications, puts their knowledge to work for our clients, assisting them in solving their IT challenges. This commitment to excellence propels Global Data Systems to higher levels of success and client satisfaction each year, ensuring impeccable service delivery from solution design to simplified billing, all with 24x7x365 support.

GDS is headquartered in Lafayette, LA with additional offices and sales and technical personnel in Baton Rouge, LA, Lockport, LA and Houston, TX.

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