SANTA BARBARA, Calif., June 8, 2017 – Curvature, the industry leader in new and pre-owned network hardware and IT infrastructure services, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, once again has named the company to its annual Solution Provider 500 list. The SP500 is CRN’s annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers and IT consultants in North America by revenue.
The Solution Provider 500 is CRN’s predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution providers in the channel since 1995. A mainstay in the yearly IT channel rankings, Curvature placed No. 85 on the 2017 list, based on hardware and software sales as well as managed services.
In March 2017, Curvature completed a merger with SMS, a global market leader in IT data center lifecycle services. With combined revenue of more than $541 million and over 15,000 customers worldwide, the merged organization supports more than one million devices with 24×7 support from offices in 12 countries.
“Curvature is honored to be once again recognized by CRN as one of the top providers of IT hardware, software and managed services,” said Holger Peters, head of North American sales for SMS | CURVATURE. “Having been named to this prestigious list for the past decade is persuasive evidence of our unwavering dedication to providing customers worldwide with best-in-class technical support, third-party maintenance and lifecycle management for all networking and data center environments.”
This year, for the first time since 2010, the complete Solution Provider 500 list is available online at www.crn.com/sp500. A sampling of the list will be glimpsed in the June issue of the magazine.
“CRN’s Solution Provider 500 list spotlights the North American IT channel partner organizations that have earned the highest revenue over the past year, providing a valuable resource to vendors looking for top solution providers to partner with,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The companies on this year’s list represent an incredible, combined revenue of over $318 billion, a sum that attests to their success in staying ahead of rapidly changing market demands. We extend our sincerest congratulations to each of these top-performing solution providers and look forward to their future pursuits and successes.”
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. www.thechannelco.com
About SMS | CURVATURE
As the undisputed global leader in independent multi-vendor support, SMS | CURVATURE is providing customers with best in class IT services products and solutions. Their mission is to transform how companies manage, maintain and upgrade equipment and support for networks and data centers. A strategic partner for more than 15,000 organizations globally, we specialize in delivering 24X7 global technical support, advanced hardware replacement, and complete lifecycle management of networking and data center equipment under one global contract from locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia.