ATLANTA — April 3, 2015 — EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:ELNK, news, filings) , a leading managed network and cloud solutions provider for multi-location businesses, marks its third appearance in the upper ranks of the 8 th annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition , a distinguished list and report identifying the world's top 501 managed service providers (MSPs). This year, EarthLink ranks number 2 on this elite global index.
"We continue to focus on becoming a recognized leader in the managed services business, so it's especially meaningful for EarthLink to rank so highly on MSPmentor's important industry report again this year," said Joseph F. Eazor, EarthLink President and Chief Executive Officer. "We know that revenue growth and the breadth of our managed services portfolio factored strongly in the selection criteria, and thank MSPmentor and Nine Lives Media for acknowledging our achievements as a top provider. We've already launched new Managed Security Monitoring and Managed Network offerings this year to help even more businesses securely manage the networks and technology that enable them to deliver great customer experiences."
Each year, MSPmentor gathers information for its annual rankings through the participation of managed service providers and IT service providers in its annual survey. The survey was conducted from December 2014 through January 2015. Rankings are based on Penton Technology's unique criteria for MSPs such as annual recurring revenues, total revenues and more .
"We want to congratulate EarthLink and look forward to covering their growth strategies in the year ahead," said Marcia Parker, Executive Director, Penton Technology Group.
This year the top MSPmentor 501 companies recorded higher recurring revenues than ever before. Combined, the total annual recurring revenues for all MSPmentor 501 2015 companies reached a record high of $3.95 billion in 2014, up 26.5% year over year.
"Thank you to all the companies who participated in this year's MSPmentor 501 survey, and congratulations to the companies that ranked on our 501 list, our regional lists and our Small Business list," said Jessica Davis, Editor in Chief of MSPmentor and Executive Editor at Penton Technology. "Your participation enables us to continue to provide you with high quality information about the most successful business models, pricing, vertical markets and other approaches to running your businesses in 2015 and beyond."
Penton drives performance for more than 16 million professionals each and every day. They rely on us to deliver: Insights, information & workflow tools to inform critical business decisions; networking & community to engage them with industry peers & partners; and data & marketing services to advance their business performance & deliver ROI. Penton is a growth company with a track record of strong performance and success and is backed by its co-owners: MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit www.penton.com.
EarthLink (EarthLink Holdings Corp., NASDAQ: ELNK) provides managed network, security and cloud solutions for multi-location businesses. We help thousands of specialty retailers, restaurants, financial institutions, healthcare providers, professional service firms and local governments deliver a reliable and engaging customer experience in their stores and branch offices. We do so by building and managing MPLS WAN networks, by providing virtualized infrastructure, security, hosted voice, secure WiFi and compliance solutions, and by offering exceptional customer care. We operate a nationwide network spanning more than 28,000 fiber route miles, with 90 metro fiber rings and secure data centers that provide ubiquitous data and voice IP service coverage. Our EarthLink Carrier™ division sells facilities-based wholesale telecommunications to other providers and our award-winning Internet services connect hundreds of thousands of residential customers across the U.S. For more, visit www.earthlink.com and follow @earthlink, LinkedInand Google+.