CRN's second annual Managed Service Provider 500 is a project that recognizes those companies in North America whose approach to delivering managed services is one innovative step ahead. These technology providers and consultants are changing the landscape of the IT channel with a forward-thinking approach to providing managed services. CRN's MSP500 list is broken down into three groups:
- MSP Elite 150, who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional servicesÂ 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 100, who own and operate their own data centers, providing a wide array of subscription-based outsourced services.