CRN® names phoenixNAP to its list of 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors for 2018

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – Feb. 13, 2018 — / — PhoenixNAP®, a global IT services provider offering security-focused cloud infrastructure, bare metal dedicated servers, colocation, and specialized Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) technologies, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named it to its 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors of 2018 list. Recognizing the most innovative cloud technology suppliers, the list gives invaluable insight into the cloud market and highlights the excellence in product and service delivery.

The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors are selected by the CRN editorial team for their creativity and innovation in five categories: infrastructure, platforms and development, security, storage and software. The criteria for vendor selection include their product development efforts, the quality of their services and partner programs, as well as their demonstrated ability to help customers benefit from the ease of use, flexibility, scalability and budgetary savings that cloud computing offers.

The list aids the general consumer market in discovering the most innovative solutions and enables prospective channel partners to identify the vendors that can best help them improve or expand their cloud services.

“Cloud computing is now an integral part of doing business, and demand for solution providers who can deliver sophisticated, cloud-based technologies and services is at an all-time high,” said Bob Skelley, CEO, The Channel Company. “CRN’s annual list of 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors helps channel partners meet this unprecedented demand by identifying top vendors who can help them grow and evolve their cloud businesses. We congratulate all the companies on our 2018 list for establishing themselves as leaders in this essential technology area.”

“The recognition from CRN and The Channel Company comes shortly after the launch of our Data Security Cloud, an innovative cloud security platform that we developed in collaboration with VMware® and Intel®,” said Ian McClarty, President at phoenixNAP. “We believe that this important milestone helped us demonstrate our dedication to improving security and quality of cloud services to meet the evolving market demands. We have also recently introduced new cloud backup and disaster recovery options to expand the options for companies looking to implement advanced solutions on custom platforms. These are just some of the projects we have been working on in 2017, and we are excited CRN recognized our efforts. Being on the prestigious 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list is an additional motivation for our team to continue enhancing our products and services to meet the needs of businesses looking for reliable, flexible, and efficient infrastructure solutions.”

The new 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors list will be featured in the February 2018 issue of CRN and online at

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About PhoenixNAP
PhoenixNAP is a global IT services provider with a focus on cyber security and compliance readiness, whose progressive Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions are delivered from strategic edge locations worldwide. Its cloud, bare metal dedicated servers, hardware leasing and colocation options are built to meet always evolving IT businesses requirements. Providing comprehensive Disaster Recovery solutions, a DDoS-protected global network, hybrid IT deployments with software and hardware-based security, phoenixNAP fully supports its clients’ business continuity planning. Offering scalable and resilient opex solutions with expert staff to assist, phoenixNAP supports growth and innovation in businesses of any size enabling their digital transformation. To learn more about phoenixNAP’s global IT services, visit and follow them on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ for more information.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequaled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace.

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The Channel Company Contact:
Melanie Turpin
(508) 416-1195

PhoenixNAP Contact:
Bojana Dobran
Senior Marketing Specialist

Source: PhoenixNAP