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CRN Names Blue Layer To Its MSP 500 List for Second Consecutive Year

Created at February 17, 2021

For the second consecutive year, CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Blue Layer to its 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneering 250 category. The list, released annually, recognizes the leading North American solution providers that have demonstrated innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed services. These services help end users improve operational efficiencies and navigate the ongoing complexities of IT solutions while maximizing their return on IT investments. This is the third time Blue Layer has made the Pioneering 250 list after being recognized in 2018 and 2020. 

With cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services, MSPs have become an integral part of the success of businesses worldwide. They help empower organizations to leverage complex technologies, keeping a strict focus on their core business without straining their budgets. CRN’s 2021 MSP 500 list identifies the market’s key managed services players who are setting themselves apart with best-of-breed solutions that provide the business outcomes customers need.

The MSP 500 list is divided into three sections: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and primarily focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premises and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premises and cloud-based security services.

“Effective MSPs enable companies to focus on their core objectives while improving the quality and reliability of their cloud computing capabilities,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The solution providers on CRN’s 2021 MSP 500 list deserve recognition for their innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed services, and the ability to optimize operational efficiencies and systems to maximize return on investments.”

“We’re honored that Blue Layer has been named to CRN’s MSP 500 list again this year, and to represent the best West Texas has to offer,” said Blue Layer COO, Michael Strong. “We’re passionate about providing custom, Right-Sized IT solutions to each of our clients with the most innovative and forward-thinking approach. I’m grateful for and proud of our team that provides this superior service each and every day.”

The MSP 500 list will be featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN and online at

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.

About Blue Layer

Blue Layer was founded in 2002 after years of experience in the computer and networking industry and learning how to best meet the unique needs of businesses. As the company evolved, it became a priority to propel the business and its clients forward with innovations in technology. With a focus on responsible and right-sized technology consulting, Blue Layer’s clients benefit from expertise in Managed Services, Cybersecurity, Disaster Recovery, Mobility, Unified Communications, and more.

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