IDS Lands Spot on 2016 CRN Fast Growth 150 List for 2nd Consecutive Year

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Elite List Recognizes Thriving Solution Providers in the IT Channel

“Because we develop and manage our own cloud solution offerings, we have the capability to provide unique and measurable value for customers.” - IDS CEO Matt Massick

IDS, a leading data center technology integrator and cloud services provider, has been named to The Channel Company’s 2016 CRN® Fast Growth 150 list for the second year in a row. With a growth rate of 96 percent, IDS ranks No. 50, and is one of only six Chicago-area companies selected.

Each year CRN, The Channel Company’s multimedia network, ranks North America-based technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants with significant economic growth over a two-year period. The 2016 list is based on gains in gross revenue between 2013 and 2015. Qualifying companies must have a minimum of $1 million in gross sales.

Ranking companies are among the most advanced and trusted technology advisors in the industry, and have hit their stride in driving strong business outcomes for their customers.

“We are incredibly proud to be recognized by CRN for our success in leveraging disruptive technologies to create a positive impact for our customers,” said Justin Mescher, Chief Technology Officer at IDS. “For us to stay at the forefront in areas like cloud-enabled data centers, our engineers must immerse themselves in new technologies. Their dedication makes it possible for our customers to benefit in ways that would otherwise be unachievable.”

IDS’ continued growth stems from a commitment to training, an engineering team with the most prestigious certifications in the industry, and a technology-agnostic approach to finding, testing and delivering the most impactful and disruptive technology solutions.

“Customers today are exploring multiple avenues to the cloud and looking to leverage disruptive solutions,” added IDS CEO Matt Massick. “Because we develop and manage our own cloud solution offerings, we have the capability to provide unique and measurable value for customers. This has been a key factor in our tremendous level of growth and success in recent years.”

This year alone IDS has been ranked on the Crain’s Fast 50, CRN’s 2016 Solution Provider 500 List and CRN’s The Elite 250 list.

“The companies on our 2016 Fast Growth 150 list are growing at an incredible rate, establishing themselves as clear leaders in today’s IT channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “We congratulate each of the Fast Growth 150 honorees and look forward to their continued success.”

The Fast Growth 150 list is highlighted in the August issue of CRN and can be viewed online at

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 custom 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

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.

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