Connectria Named to CRN’s Top 100 Hosting and MSP 500

Company Recognized for Exemplary Approach to Delivery of Managed IT Services

CRN MSP 500 ST. LOUIS, MO., February 26, 2015 – St. Louis-based Connectria Hosting, a world leader in cloud hosting and founder of the No Jerks Allowed® movement, today announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Hosting 100 Providers. This annual list distinguishes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose leading approach to managed services enables their customers to improve operational efficiencies, elicit greater value from their IT investments and successfully leverage technology to achieve greater competitive advantage.

In today’s world of outsourced IT, the expertise of MSPs has become increasingly important to organizations. The plethora of choices in terms of consumption and procurement of technology can become overwhelming. CRN, the leading media outlet for technology vendors and solution providers who serve end-user customers, has identified the top 500 MSPs to help facilitate companies’ selection and adoption of managed services and providers.

This year, CRN’s industry‐focused directory highlights the Top 500 MSPs in three categories: 100 Hosting Providers who are experienced in providing mainly off-premise, or cloud-based, services; 150 Elite Service Providers who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; and 250 Progressive Service Providers who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services geared toward the small and midsize business market.

As a MSP Hosting 100 Provider, Connectria offers a variety of solutions across the widest range of technologies in the industry. Customers may choose from managed cloud solutions within Connectria’s world-class data centers, as well as managed clouds in partner data centers that include Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

“The allure of Everything-as-a-Service to organizations is largely rooted in the appeal of predictable operational expenses, cost-cutting, resource allocation and access to on-demand/pay-as-you-go technology. Therein lies a great need for the expertise of managed service providers,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the managed service providers who have engineered, or re-engineered, their businesses to deliver the services their customers rely on for future growth and ongoing success.”

“This marks the fourth consecutive year Connectria has been recognized by CRN,” said Rich Waidmann, President and CEO of Connectria. “Once again, we are honored to be recognized in the MSP Hosting 100 for our success in Managed Services. Delivering Jerk Free hosting services is our mission and we are proud to offer flexible terms, scalable solutions and straight-forward pricing to serve the needs of large and small organizations so they can focus on their business – not the technology driving it.”

Coverage of Connectria in the Hosting 100 may be found here.

About Connectria
Connectria Hosting provides award-winning cloud computing, managed hosting and custom managed hosting solutions for more than 1,000 customers in over 30 countries worldwide. We are experts in complex multi-vendor solutions, and we support the broadest range of technologies, managed services and security in the industry.

At the core of Connectria is our No Jerks Allowed® company philosophy. As The Jerk Free Company®, we've established a unique culture where every individual goes "the extra mile" to take care of our customers. Being The Jerk Free Company® extends beyond our people too. We make it easy to do business with us through flexible terms, scalable solutions and straight-forward pricing to serve the hosting needs of large and small organizations alike.

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

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