Reflects Breadth, Scale & Capabilities of Datalink’s IT Operational Services

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – April 5, 2016 — / — Datalink (NASDAQ: DTLK) announced today that it has been named to the CRN® 2016 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category, which recognizes large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premise and off-premise services. Datalink has appeared on The Channel Company’s CRN MSP 500 roster every year since the list’s inception in 2014 and has offered 24×7 managed IT services for more than 15 years, helping clients achieve tangible business benefits such as cost savings, increased resource capacity, improved service levels and risk mitigation through its advanced operational support capabilities.

Datalink’s managed services portfolio spans administration and management of backup, storage, servers, network, voice, applications, security, and private cloud infrastructures, including 24×7 monitoring, incident management, and change and patch management. In addition, Datalink offers infrastructure as a service offerings, such as private cloud disaster recovery and private cloud backup as a service. Client engagements range from organizations with single-site data centers to global clients with 130+ data centers in 10+ countries.

The company also offers a broad suite of other IT consulting, design, deployment and operational support services designed to help clients derive maximum business benefits from their data center transformation investments. Offerings include strategic consulting for security, cloud, and IT transformation, as well as data and application migration and Datalink OneCall support for multi-vendor IT infrastructures.

“IT organizations typically spend between 60 and 70% of their budget maintaining legacy applications, processes and infrastructure, leaving the minority of their budget to invest in transforming their business,” said Datalink Chief Operating Officer Shawn O’Grady. “ Our clients have found that by leveraging our scale and process automation, they can free up operating and capital funding for transformational projects without sacrificing quality.”

The MSP 500 designation marks Datalink’s second accolade from CRN in the last few months, following a 2015 CRN Triple Crown Award announced in November. That award signified that Datalink placed on CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list of the largest solution providers in North America by revenue; Fast Growth 150 ranking of the fastest-growing companies in the space; and Tech Elite 250 list of providers with the highest level of certifications from leading vendors. Fewer than 60 North American IT solution providers met those criteria to earn Triple Crown honors.

About Datalink
Datalink is a complete IT services provider that helps companies transform their technology, operations, and service delivery to meet business challenges. Combining extensive experience, a full lifecycle of services and a comprehensive approach to producing IT innovations that empower positive business outcomes, Datalink delivers success across cloud IT transformation, next generation technology, and security. For more information, call 800.448.6314 or visit

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