Global Data Systems, a managed service provider, announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Global Data Systems to its 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category.

The list, released annually, recognizes the leading North American solution providers that have demonstrated innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed services. These services help end users improve operational efficiencies and navigate the ongoing complexities of IT solutions, while maximizing their return on IT investments.

With cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services, MSPs have become an integral part of the success of businesses worldwide. They help empower organizations to leverage complex technologies, keeping a strict focus on their core business without straining their budgets. CRN’s 2021 MSP 500 list identifies the market’s key managed services players who are setting themselves apart with best-of-breed solutions that provide the business outcomes customers need.

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

As a trusted and leading MSP, Global Data Systems has a full suite of managed service offerings and holds numerous IT industry certifications, including Cisco Premier, MSP/Cloud Verify Program SOC 2 Type 2 and AT&T Platinum Elite SP. Its white-glove service, vendor partnerships, employees, and depth of service offerings enables Global Data Systems to provide customers simple IT solutions tailored to best fit their needs.

“Effective MSPs enable companies to focus on their core objectives while improving the quality and reliability of their cloud computing capabilities,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The solution providers on CRN’s 2021 MSP 500 list deserve recognition for their innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed services, and the ability to optimize operational efficiencies and systems to maximize return on investments.”

“We are proud to be featured in the Elite 150 again,” Chris Vincent, president of Global Data Systems, said in a statement. “2020 was an interesting yet challenging year – for us and our clients. Doing what we do best by serving people and making IT simple during this time solidified our abilities to serve our customers with best-in-class managed IT solutions, allowing them to thrive during the pandemic. At the same time, continuing to improve our processes and innovations proved to be beneficial for our team, as well as those we serve.”