Otava Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers
Annual MSP 501 Identifies Best-In-Class Global MSP Businesses & Leading Trends in Managed Services
Otava, a global leader in secure and compliant cloud solutions has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings.
For the 13th year running, MSPs from around the globe completed an exhaustive survey and application this spring to self-report product offerings, annual total and recurring revenues, profits, revenue mix, growth opportunities and company and customer demographic information. Applicants are ranked on a unique methodology that weights revenue figures according to long-term health and viability; commitment to recurring revenue; and operational efficiency.
“We are thrilled to be recognized by Channel Futures and included in the MSP 501 again this year,” said Brad Cheedle, Otava CEO. “As Otava continues to grow and expand, our team remains focused on delivering customers and partners a complete portfolio of secure, compliant cloud solutions with exceptional service and support.”
Otava serves channel organizations and enterprises in compliant-sensitive industries with its suite of hybrid cloud, backup, disaster recovery and security solutions. All Otava solutions offer full- and self-managed options to give MSPs, channel organizations and their customers their preferred levels of flexibility and control. Comprehensive protection and risk mitigation are layered atop cloud infrastructure and solution offerings that are compliant with HIPAA, HITRUST, PCI, SOC1/2/3 and ISO 27001.
In the 13 years since its inception, the MSP 501 has evolved from a competitive ranking list into a vibrant group of service providers, vendors, distributors, consultants and industry analysts working together to define the growing managed service opportunity.
“For the third year running, the applicant pool for the annual MSP 501 has grown year-over-year, making this year’s list the most competitive in the survey’s history,” says Kris Blackmon, Senior Content Director at Channel Partners and Channel Futures. “The MSP 501 leveraged judgement methodology brand-new in 2020 to drill down into not just what makes a big managed service provider, but what makes a great managed service provider. The 2020 winners are truly the best examples of innovation, business acumen and strategic savvy on the planet. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 2020 winners and gratitude to the thousands of MSPs that have contributed to the continuing growth and success of both the 501 and the thriving managed services sector.”
Ten MSP 501 special award winners will be recognized at the MSP 501 Awards Gala at Channel Partners Virtual: Digital Events for the Modern Channel on September 8 – 10. Nominations for these special awards, including Digital Innovator of the Year, Executive of the Year and the Newcomer Award, were included in the MSP 501 application, and all candidates were encouraged to submit for them.
The data collected by the annual MSP 501 program drives the market intelligence insights of Channel Partners and Channel Futures, creating robust data sets and data-based trend reports that support our editorial coverage, event programming, community and networking strategies and educational offerings. It serves as a lynchpin to dozens of programs and initiatives.
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