CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Feb 17, 2015) - SingleHop, a leading provider of on-demand hosted private clouds and managed hosting, 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. 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.

This marks SingleHop's third consecutive year of recognition from CRN, having been named to the annual CRN Solution Providers list in 2013 and 2014. 

SingleHop's acute focus on delivering best-in-class automation and orchestration capabilities across the Hosted Private Cloud, Managed Hosting and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) landscape has made a big impact on companies executing cloud strategies. "The advances SingleHop has achieved in the speed and efficiency of private cloud deployments and managed services have put industry standards to the test and provide a winning portfolio of offerings to our channel partners that is further backed by a Partner Bill of Rights unique to the industry," said Mark Mercado, VP of channel, SingleHop. "Much of our success is a direct result of ongoing investments in the technology and tools that make it easy for channel partners to do business with SingleHop, while providing their clients with solutions expressly tailored to their business needs.

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. To help facilitate companies' selection and adoption of managed services and providers, CRN, the leading media outlet for technology vendors and solution providers who serve end-user customers, has identified the top 500 MSPs.

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
  • 250 Progressive Service Providers who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services geared toward the small and midsize business market.

"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 of 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."

Coverage of the MSP500 will be featured in the February 2015 issue of CRN and online at

About SingleHop
SingleHop, a leading global provider of on-demand hosted private clouds and managed hosting, brings together a unique combination of enterprise-class technologies from industry-leading vendors, and a proprietary automation engine, to deliver a customized cloud infrastructure experience for enterprises of all sizes. Their powerful portal and award-winning automation platform make it simple to design and support the optimal cloud environment. Their service includes full-life cycle, white glove support, instantly scalable solutions, and comprehensive integrated security. SingleHop serves more than 5,500 customers in more than 124 countries with data centers across the United States and Europe.

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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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Contact Information:

Marc Courchesne
The Channel Company

Morgan Mathis
Highwire PR for SingleHop
415-963-4174 ext. 37