CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostway, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid hosting services, today announced it has been named to CRN's Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100. The annual list 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 world of computing power, end users are barraged by options. CRN, the leading media outlet for vendors and solution providers attempting to understand sales and service channels, selected the top MSPs in order to bring clarity to the decision-making process.
This year, CRN's MSP500 is broken down into three groups highlighting the MSP Elite 150, who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services; the MSP Pioneer 250, who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services focused on the small- and midsize-business market; and the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100, who own and operate their own data centers, providing a wide array of subscription-based outsourced services.
Hostway is a leader in the syndication movement that is transforming the way cloud services are delivered. By offering enhanced private label capabilities, Hostway is meeting rising market demand for solutions that enable midsized value-added resellers (VARs), integrators and developers to resell cloud services under their own brands. The company is committed to serving the current community of cloud and IaaS resellers and to innovating and agilely responding to market changes to meet future demand.
"The managed services landscape continues to evolve rapidly as organizations are discovering they can impact both bottom-line and top-line growth," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "When it comes to strong managed services and off-premise solutions, these companies are the industry's proven leaders, showing just how they can change the game for their customers and we congratulate them on their success."
"Companies are increasingly accessing IT as a service, and hosting and cloud services are now an integral part of SMB operations," said Robert Boles, CEO of Hostway. "Hostway enables channel partners to take advantage of these huge opportunities in the marketplace as the IT business model shifts, and we're thrilled to be included on the MSP 500 list in recognition of our efforts to shape the future of the managed services space."
Coverage of the MSP500 was featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.com. Find out more about Hostway's scalable, customizable hosting solutions and services at www.hostway.com.
Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud, Managed, Web and Hybrid Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions to over 500,000 customers worldwide. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the company's expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB's and large enterprises with cost-effective business solutions. Hostway's core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Web Hosting and Email and Applications. For more information, visit www.hostway.com.
About the Channel Company
The Channel Company is the sales channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue. 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. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.