Datalink (Nasdaq: DTLK), a leading provider of data center infrastructure and services, today announced that it has been recognized by Everything Channel as a part of CRN’s 2011 VAR500 list. The CRN VAR500 list ranks the top technology integrators in North America based on revenues from hardware, software, and IT services sales. Based on the company’s annual revenue growth, Datalink jumped to a ranking of 72 this year, which represented a dramatic rise from its placement of 195 in the previous year. In addition, Datalink was presented the “Top Services Sales Growth” award at the VAR500 Executive Conference, held June 13-14 at the Sawgrass Marriott in Jacksonville, Florida.
Datalink President and CEO Paul Lidsky commented, “We are pleased to be recognized as a top IT solutions provider and to see a significant jump in our ranking on CRN’s 2011 VAR500 list. In addition, we are honored to be recipient of the “Top Services Sales Growth” award by Everything Channel. Customer demand for our value-based professional, managed, and support services has never been greater. We drove a 36% year-over-year services revenue growth rate in 2010. We are confident that this momentum will continue. Overall, recognition like this and notable company growth demonstrate that our data center go-to-market strategy and strong execution are resonating with Fortune 500 and mid-tier enterprises.”
Datalink services sales growth spanned a comprehensive suite of data center optimization services, including assessments of and remediation plans for virtual, network and/or backup infrastructures, day-to-day backup and storage capacity performance reporting, and business continuity and disaster recovery consulting. These services help IT teams drive greater efficiency and performance, as well as simplify management within data centers. In addition, Datalink OneCallsm support services revenue also grew. Datalink OneCall solution-level support services streamline time to resolution and free IT teams to focus on key business initiatives.
“The VAR500 represents the top performing solution providers in the IT community,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, Everything Channel. “Vendors of all sizes rely heavily on the VAR500 list to find those solution providers best suited to sell their products. VAR500 honorees are considered trusted business advisors, integration experts, and invaluable partners. Even more importantly, they solve customers’ biggest IT business problems through product integration, training, consulting and services.”
A sample of the VAR500 list will be published in print and online at CRN.com on June 20, 2011.
A complete data center solutions and services provider for Fortune 500 and mid-tier enterprises, Datalink transforms data centers so they become more efficient, manageable and responsive to changing business needs. Datalink helps leverage and protect storage, server, and network investments with a focus on long-term value, offering a full lifecycle of services, from consulting and design to implementation, management and support. Datalink solutions span virtualization and consolidation, data storage and protection, advanced networks, and business continuity. Each delivers measurable performance gains and maximizes the business value of IT. For more information, call 800.448.6314 or visit www.datalink.com.
Everything Channel is the premier provider of IT channel-focused events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With over 30 years of experience and engagement, Everything Channel has the unmatched channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to accelerate technology sales. Everything Channel is a UBM company. To learn more about Everything Channel, visit us at http://www.everythingchannel.com.
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