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Blue Layer Climbs 45 Spots to Rank #99 on Channel Futures MSP 501 List

Created at July 23, 2021

For the eighth consecutive year, Blue Layer has been selected as one of the technology industry’s top-performing providers of managed services by the editors of Channel Futures.

For the past 15 years, MSPs from around the globe have submitted applications to be included on this prestigious and definitive list. The Channel Futures MSP 501 survey examines organization performance based on annual sales, recurring revenue, profit margins, revenue mix, growth opportunities, innovation, technology solutions supported, and company and customer demographics.

Managed services providers that qualify for the list must pass a rigorous review conducted by the research team and editors of Channel Futures that rank applicants using a unique methodology that weighs financial performance according to longer-term health and viability, commitment to recurring revenue, and operational efficiency.

This year, Channel Futures has named Blue Layer #99 on the 2021 MSP 501, a 45-spot climb from the 2020 MSP 501 ranking, and our first appearance in the Top 100.

“Year after year, our unwavering commitment to quality of service and customer care have enabled us to continue climbing the MSP 501 rankings list,” said Blue Layer COO, Michael Strong. “And now, after moving up 45 spots from last year’s list, we could not be more proud to appear in the Top 100 for the very first time at #99. We’re honored to represent West Texas on this list and look forward to providing our award-winning services for new customers throughout the region and the state.”

Since its inception, the MSP 501 has evolved from a competitive ranking into a vibrant group of innovators focused on high levels of customer satisfaction at small, medium, and large organizations in public and private sectors. Today, many of their services and technology offerings focus on growing customer needs in the areas of cloud, security, collaboration, and support of hybrid workforces.

This year’s list attracted a record number of applicants and was one of the most competitive in the survey’s history. Winners are being recognized on the Channel Futures website and will be honored at a special ceremony at the MSP Summit held on November 1st and 2nd in Las Vegas as part of the Channel Partners Conference & Expo.

“The 2021 Channel Futures MSP 501 winners are the highest-performing and most innovative IT providers in the industry today. They stand head and shoulders above the competition,” said Robert DeMarzo, vice president of content for the Channel Futures and Channel Partners Conference & Expo division of Informa Tech Channels. “Coordinated by Channel Futures MSP 501 editor Allison Francis, this year’s list was clearly one of the best ever on record.”

“Vendors that are aligned with the Channel Futures MSP 501 are driving a new wave of innovation in the industry. Through their partnerships they are demonstrating a commitment to moving the MSP and entire channel forward,” said Kelly Danziger, general manager of Informa Tech Channels. “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the 2021 winners and gratitude to the thousands of MSPs that have contributed to the continuing growth and success of the managed services sector.”

Click here to view the full 2021 MSP 501 list and click here to see Blue Layer’s award-winning line of managed services at work for you.


The 2021 MSP 501 list is based on confidential data collected and analyzed by the Channel Futures editorial and research teams. Data was collected online from March 1st – May 24th, 2021. The MSP 501 list recognizes top managed service providers based on metrics including recurring revenue, profit margin, and other factors.

About Blue Layer

For 19 years, Blue Layer has been using superior customer service and a fair pricing model to provide West Texas companies with comprehensive, “Right-Sized” IT solutions designed specifically to meet their needs. We specialize in addressing the many, ever-changing landscapes of technology, including managed services, cloud solutions, cybersecurity, networking, and monitoring.

About Channel Futures

Channel Futures is a media and events platform serving companies in the IT channel industry with insights, industry analysis, peer engagement, business information, and in-person events. They are a part of Informa tech, a market-leading B2B information provider with depth and specialization in the Information and Communications (ICT) Technology sector. Every year, they welcome 7,400+ subscribers to their research, more than 3.8 million unique visitors a month to their digital communities, 18,200+ students to their training programs, and 225,000 delegates to their events.

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