Penton Media Names Logicalis to the MSPmentor 501 Global Edition

Eighth Annual Report Identifies World’s Top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), Logicalis Ranked No. 2 in North America, No. 3 on Global List

MSPmentor 501 - Logicalis #2NEW YORK, March 31, 2015 – Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (, announced this morning that it has been named to the No. 2 spot in North America and No. 3 spot globally on Penton Technology’s eighth annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition, a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). The complete 501 list is currently available on MSPmentor. Additional lists include:

  • The top ranked MSPs in North America
  • The top MSPs in Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • The top MSPs in Asia, Australia and New Zealand
  • The top Small Business MSP list comprised of the top companies in the annual survey with 10 or fewer employees.

“Logicalis is a leader in the managed services arena because we were able to identify a significant change taking place among our customers and to meet the needs of our customers in this burgeoning space,” says Mike Martin, Senior Vice President, Solutions and Services, Logicalis US.  “Business users want technology solutions they can consume as a service, and they want to free their in-house IT staff from the burden of maintaining the traditional IT ‘back room’ and have them focus on ways to use technology more strategically, both increasing the level of services available to their users and decreasing the costs for delivering those services in the process.  This is where managed services plays a significant role, and Logicalis was one of the first organizations to fully embrace the concept of the service-defined enterprise, something that is becoming increasingly important to the way businesses want to operate today.”

Each year, MSPmentor gathers information for its annual rankings through the participation of managed service providers and IT service providers in the annual survey. The survey was conducted from December 2014 through January 2015. Rankings are based on Penton Technology’s unique criteria for MSPs such as annual recurring revenues, total revenues and more.

"We want to congratulate Logicalis and look forward to covering its growth strategies in the year ahead," says Marcia Parker, Executive Director, Penton Technology Group.

This year, the top MSPmentor 501 companies recorded higher recurring revenues than ever before. Combined, the total annual recurring revenues for all MSPmentor 501 2015 companies reached a record high of $3.95 billion in 2014, up 26.5 percent year over year.

"Thank you to all the companies who participated in this year's MSPmentor 501 survey, and congratulations to the companies that ranked on our 501 list, our regional lists and our Small Business list," says Jessica Davis, Editor in Chief of MSPmentor and Executive Editor at Penton Technology. "Your participation enables us to continue to provide you with high quality information about the most successful business models, pricing, vertical markets and other approaches to running your businesses in 2015 and beyond."

MSPmentor, produced by Penton Technology, is the ultimate guide to managed services. MSPmentor features the industry’s top-ranked blog, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts and FastChat videos. It is the No. 1 online media destination for managed service providers in the world.

Want to Learn More?

  • How does managed services work? Find out here:, then watch a brief video: “Six Considerations for Choosing a Managed Services Provider”:
  • Explore the six surprise benefits of managed services, and learn how managed services can help create the service-defined experience that allows IT to focus on business outcomes rather than technology:
  • Logicalis also earned recognition this year on The Channel Company’s 2015 CRN Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Elite 150:

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About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration, data center and cloud services, and managed services.

Logicalis employs over 3,800 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex IT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers.  To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of $1.6 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific and is one of the leading IT and communications solution integrators specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of approximately $6 billion.

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