OMAHA, NE--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2015) - Cosentry, the leading provider of IT solutions in the Midwest, today announced it has earned recognition on The Channel Company's 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list, as a Hosting 100 company, for their Managed Services. The annual list distinguishes top North American technology providers and consultants 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 a greater competitive advantage. The company will be discussing its cyber security and disaster recovery services at Bytes Food and Lecture series, March 25th in Kansas and March 26th in Missouri respectively.

"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 year, CRN's industry-focused directory highlights the Top 500 MSPs in three categories:
1. 100 Hosting Providers who are experienced in providing mainly off-premise, or cloud-based services.
2. 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.
3. 250 Progressive Service Providers who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services geared toward the small and mid-size business market.

Cosentry's services were selected for CRN's distinguished 100 Hosting Providers list due to the company's deep experience, expertise, and agility in managing sensitive, business-critical infrastructure and application platforms. Whether hosted on Cosentry's private cloud, multi-tenant cloud or public cloud platforms, the company's Managed Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Managed Operating Systems
  • Managed Database Services
  • Managed Security Services
  • Managed Network Services
  • Disaster Recovery Services

In addition, Cosentry fully manages the integrated platform for the client to ensure they achieve their application performance, availability and security objectives, and provides the agility the customer needs to meet their dynamic business needs.

"Many companies offer hosting services, but few organizations truly excel in becoming a trusted IT solutions partner," said Brad Hokamp, CEO, Cosentry. "Through our world-class data centers and a robust suite of managed services, coupled with unparalleled customer service, Cosentry has become the Midwest's preferred hosting provider for mission-critical applications, disaster recovery services, as well as data compliance and security needs. We are honored CRN has recognized our services for inclusion within their prestigious 100 Hosting Providers list."

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. Learn more at

About Cosentry
Cosentry is the leading Midwest IT Solutions Provider, offering solutions that allow our clients to focus on their core business. Our customers can feel confident, knowing their IT Infrastructure is operating at the highest level of reliability, performance, and security. Cosentry has over a decade of experience providing data center services including Colocation, Cloud, Managed Hosting, and Managed Services. We operate as our client's local business partner, taking the time to truly understand their business while tailoring our solutions to meet each client's unique business and technical requirements. Whether virtualizing, consolidating, optimizing, or fully outsourcing data center and IT infrastructure, businesses can rely on Cosentry for help with resilient and versatile solutions -- for more information, contact us at (866) 500-7661 or visit us at

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For more information, please contact:

Marc Courchesne
The Channel Company

Betsey Rogers
Public Relations
BridgeView Marketing (on behalf of Cosentry)