JERSEY CITY, NJ--(Marketwire - Jul 2, 2012) - Cloud provider Datapipe, a global provider of managed services and infrastructure for outsourced IT and cloud computing, today announced it has been recognized by UBM Channel as a part of CRN's 2012 Solution Provider 500 list. The company was selected for its cloud computing and virtualization, disaster recovery, and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solutions. Formerly known as the "VAR 500," the Solution Provider 500 ranks the highest producing solution provider organizations in the IT channel from hardware sales, software sales, and managed IT services. 2012 marks Datapipe's fourth appearance on CRN's list. This year, Datapipe placed #172 -- up 49 positions from the previous year's ranking. A sample of the SP500 list is published online at CRN.com.
"Datapipe has grown by forming alliances with strategic partners to deliver comprehensive IT solutions," said Robb Allen, Datapipe's CEO. "This partner ecosystem combined with our global data center footprint, world class service, and support, positions Datapipe as a single provider solution and a powerful resource for enterprise organizations."
The Solution Provider 500 ranking is based on revenue size, and considers each company's forward-thinking approach to the channel. In particular, the Solution Provider 500 selection panel sought to recognize companies that are building out practices around data center and virtualization, while also offering software integration and application development skills. Revenue size is determined by the amount of annual products and services sold over the course of 2011.
"The organizations listed in this year's Solution Provider 500 list are today's true integration innovators who generate high revenues by putting their customers' needs first," said Kelley Damore, Vice President and Editorial Director at UBM Channel. "Their primary role is to engineer ways to leverage technology solutions that help customers exceed their sales goals, drive client satisfaction, expand internationally or accelerate new product development. In essence, they are today's IT integration leaders for middle market and enterprise customers. We congratulate Datapipe for making this year's list and look forward to covering their continued success."
Solution Provider 500 Executive Conference and Awards
The 2012 Solution Provider 500 list was announced at the SP500 Executive Conference and Awards, an elite two-day conference designed for high level executives to meet with companies to discuss business models, technology offerings, and partnerships. Held June 5-6 at the Westin Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC, the conference focused on channel marketing strategies and direction, offering actionable content to the top Solution Provider organizations in North America. Attendees learned the secrets for uncovering new market opportunities from industry experts, peers and fellow Solution Provider 500 companies.
Datapipe offers a single provider solution for managing and securing mission-critical IT services, including cloud computing, infrastructure as a service, platform as a service, colocation and data centers. Datapipe delivers those services from the world's most influential technical and financial markets including New York metro, Silicon Valley, London, Hong Kong and Shanghai. For more information about Datapipe, visit www.datapipe.com.
About UBM Channel
UBM Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With more than 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives, managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. UBM Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about UBM Channel, visit us at http://www.ubmchannel.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ubmchannel.
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