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SingleHop wins 3rd Place as “Most Innovative Company of the Year” in 2014 American Business Awards, #15 in Crain’s Chicago Fast Fifty, and #440 CRN’s Solution Provider List
CHICAGO – July 14, 2014 – On the heels of $14.8 million in financing, SingleHop, the leading IaaS and cloud-enabled, managed hosting company for SMBs, announced today it has received accolades from the American Business Association, Crain’s Chicago Business, and CRN. With over 4,000 customers in 114 countries, these awards recognize SingleHop for their leading innovation in the IaaS industry, global and local expansion, and commitment to customer service.
“SingleHop is very proud to receive these awards that recognize the team’s hard work and dedication,” said Dan Ushman, co-founder and CMO of SingleHop. “Since inception, we’ve focused on one thing: taking great care of our customers. Our growth is not a coincidence, but the execution of a deliberate plan of innovation and service quality that will continue going forward.”
American Business Awards
SingleHop won third place as the “Most Innovative Company of the Year” from the 2014 American Business Awards for their ground-breaking speed in global expansion and multi-factor authentication for their LEAP-3 portal. The Most Innovative Company of the Year recognition bolsters SingleHop’s ongoing rapid expansion into global markets and new industries. SingleHop showed its innovation this past year by expanding globally and opening a data center in Amsterdam. This new data center was fully realized in 30 days, while most data centers of that size can take nearly six months to deploy.
This award further supports SingleHop’s dedication to its SMB customers, a group often ignored by other managed hosting providers. SingleHop marries the breadth of infrastructure technologies and options with the counsel and service that SMBs need to give to bring an “Amazon” advantage to all the companies that can’t afford expansive IT departments.
Crain’s Chicago Business
Not only did SingleHop expand globally, but they are also expressly dedicated to their local city of Chicago and were recognized for their efforts, placing fifteenth fastest growing company by Crain’s Chicago Business. Crain’s recognized SingleHop in its “Fast 50” feature, a yearly spotlight on Chicago’s most successful and innovative companies. The winners were ranked by revenue growth from 2009 to 2014 with a minimum of $20 million in revenue for 2014. SingleHop was recognized for five-year growth rate of 941% and reported revenue of $29.1 million in 2014.
SingleHop’s forward-thinking approach to the channel and attention to customers has helped the company evolve and thrive in today’s cloud and services-driven IT era. For their efforts in service, they were listed #440 in CRN’s annual Solution Provider 500 list, which recognizes the top VARs, solution providers, and integrators in North America, based on revenue size.
“The annual Solution Provider 500 represents those companies that truly understand the needs of customers today as the IT landscape evolves,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “With so many options, this list has become an invaluable resource for vendors working hard to navigate the solution provider community and identify the best partner for their business.”
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA. More details on Crain’s Chicago’s Fast Fifty can be found at Meet Chicago’s 50 fastest growing companies. A sampling of the 2014 SP500 list is featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine and is featured online at www.crn.com.
SingleHop is the platform of choice for cloud IaaS and managed hosting for SMBs, enterprises, and service providers worldwide. Only SingleHop partners with customers to design and support the optimal cloud infrastructure with an industry leading Service Level Agreement, a robust remote management toolkit, and proprietary automation platform LEAP. Based in Chicago, Illinois, SingleHop serves more than 4,000 customers in more than 124 countries with data centers across the U.S. and Europe. For more information, please visit www.singlehop.com.
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