Datalink Climbs to #43 on 2015 CRN SP 500 List of Top Technology Integrators

Achieves Sixth Consecutive Ranking Increase with Ongoing Growth in Data Center Business

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Datalink (NASDAQ: DTLK), a leading provider of data center infrastructure and services, announced today that it placed #43 on The Channel Company’s just-released 2015 CRN Solution Provider 500 list of the top technology integrators, MSPs and IT consultants in North America based on 2014 revenues. The company debuted on the annual list six years ago at #195 and has risen in the rankings every year since, climbing four points from #47 in the last year alone as annual revenues climbed to a record $630.2 million.

That growth has been fueled by ongoing expansion of Datalink’s product and services portfolio to help organizations navigate every phase of the data center lifecycle in the face of a complex and rapidly changing technology landscape. The company’s offerings today range from cloud and converged data center infrastructure solutions to a full suite of managed, support and advanced services, including cloud enablement, virtualization, data center relocation, system and application migration, and business continuity/disaster recovery planning.

Key additions in 2014 included Datalink Cloud Complete, a fast-track cloud building solution that shortens the rollout of self-service IT portals. This exclusive Datalink offering bundles converged infrastructure, service automation and orchestration, a services catalog and multiple support services into a single package that eliminates lengthy planning processes and a la carte purchases, enabling companies to quickly meet end users’ demand for departmental and line-of-business cloud services.

Other 2014 highlights included the acquisition of San Francisco-based Bear Data Systems, quadrupling Datalink’s West Coast revenue base as well as adding more than 1,000 new midmarket and enterprise customers and expanding Datalink’s Cisco expertise into strategic new areas.

“The pace of change and the growth in expectations for how IT must service the business is staggering. Many companies struggle with how best to use the promise of technology to serve business needs. Our strength is our ability to provide strategic advice, architecture planning, operational support and management for even the most complex scenarios, from converged data center design to cloud strategy to data center consolidation and migration,” said Datalink President and CEO Paul Lidsky. “Very few solution providers have this breadth of experience, and that is why the company continues to grow and raise its CRN SP 500 ranking on a yearly basis.”

“The companies represented here are truly dedicated to the needs of customers today. With an evolving IT landscape, this prestigious list serves as a valuable industry resource to help vendors navigate the solution provider community and identify the best partners for their business,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We congratulate the featured solution providers for their forward-thinking approach to solutions sales and look ahead to their continued success.”

A sampling of the 2015 SP 500 list is featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and online at www.crn.com.

About Datalink
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 network infrastructures, business continuity, and cloud enablement. Each delivers measurable performance gains and maximizes the business value of IT. For more information, call 800.448.6314 or visit www.datalink.com

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Datalink Ranks #43 on CRN Solution Provider 500 List

Contacts

Jill Schmidt|PR for Datalink
Jill Schmidt, 847-921-1295
jill@jillschmidtpr.com