IDS Named to CRN’s 2016 Solution Provider 500 List

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SP500 List Recognizes Channel Partners at the Top of their Game in Meeting Demands of Today’s IT Market

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This distinction showcases our success in leveraging new concepts like the Cloud Enabled Data Center to continually raise the bar on the value we provide for our customers. - Justin Mescher, Chief Technology Officer at IDS

IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, announced today that it ranks #199 on The Channel Company’s CRN 2016 Solution Provider 500 list. Since 1995, this annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue serves as the industry standard guide for the most accomplished partners in the channel.

This year represents IDS’ fourth appearance on this prestigious list. Advancing over 275 spots from its original 2011 ranking, IDS’ ongoing presence on the SP500 demonstrates its ability to shine in a highly transformative technology landscape. Fueled by a technology-agnostic approach to solving business problems, IDS continues to excel in finding, testing and delivering the most impactful and disruptive technologies to satisfy its customers’ most challenging needs.

“It is always an honor when you are recognized by your industry and peers—particularly in this incredibly competitive landscape,” states Justin Mescher, Chief Technology Officer at IDS. “This distinction showcases our success in leveraging new concepts like the Cloud Enabled Data Center to continually raise the bar on the value we provide for our customers.” He added, “It also validates our efforts to create a workplace environment that provides each of the very talented professionals who work at IDS with the training, tools and creative space to further themselves, our company and our clients.”

“The 2016 Solution Provider 500 represents a total, combined revenue of over $334 billion—a testament to their success in keeping pace with the rapidly changing demands of today’s IT market,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “This prestigious list recognizes those companies with the highest revenue and serves as a valuable industry resource for vendors seeking out top solution providers to partner with. We congratulate each of the Solution Provider 500 companies and look forward to their continued success.”

A sampling from the 2016 Solution Provider 500 list will be featured in the June issue of CRN magazine and at http://www.CRN.com/sp500.

About IDS
IDS is a data center technology integrator and cloud services provider backed by an award-winning IT consulting practice. IDS works with a select list of industry leading technology partners to deliver customer IT solutions. Primary areas of focus are storage, data protection, disaster recovery, data analytics, virtualization, mobility, networking, servers, security, managed services, and cloud. Since its founding in 2002, IDS has experienced incredible growth and is recognized for its forward thinking solutions that provide improved efficiency, flexibility, performance and competitive advantage. Learn more at http://www.idsforward.com.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. http://www.thechannelco.com.

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