The Tech Elite 250 list recognizes IT solution providers with deep technical expertise and premier certifications
Red River, a technology transformation company, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, will honor Red River on its 2021 Tech Elite 250 list. This annual list features IT solution providers of all sizes in North America that have earned cutting-edge technical certifications from leading technology suppliers. These companies have separated themselves from the pack as top solution providers, earning multiple, premier IT certifications, specializations and partner program designations from industry-leading technology providers.
Businesses rely on solution providers for an enormous number of technologies, services and expertise to help them meet today’s IT challenges — whether it’s a new implementation or digital transformation initiatives. To meet these demands, solution providers and MSPs must maintain high levels of training and certification from IT vendors and achieve the highest tiers within those vendors’ partner programs.
Each year, The Channel Company’s research group and CRN editors distinguish the most client-driven technical certifications in the North American IT channel. Solution providers that have earned these high honors — enabling them to deliver exclusive products, services, and customer support — are then selected from a pool of online applicants as well as from The Channel Company’s solution provider database.
Red River holds an array of top certifications from partners and industry-leading OEMs, including Cisco Master Collaboration and Security designations. In just the past year, Red River has earned the AWS Storage Competency and became an authorized partner in the AWS Well-Architected Partner Program. In 2020, Red River achieved Nutanix Cloud Champion status, the highest partner level with Nutanix and the highest level of partnership with Palo Alto Networks: Next Wave Diamond Innovator. Red River also holds more than 1,000 individual technical certifications across the company.
“It is always an honor to be named to the CRN Tech Elite 250 list,” said Tim Rod, Chief Technology Officer at Red River. “I am immensely proud of our team for their commitment to achieving and maintaining the technical certifications, specializations and expertise needed to deliver leading edge solutions and services to our customers.”
“CRN’s Tech Elite 250 list highlights the top solution providers in the IT channel with the most in-depth technical knowledge, expertise, and certifications for providing the best level of service for their customers,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “These solution providers have continued to extend their talents and abilities across various technologies and IT practices, demonstrating their commitment to really conveying the most exceptional business value to their customers.”
Coverage of the Tech Elite 250 will be featured in the April issue of CRN® Magazine and online at www.CRN.com/techelite250.
About Red River
Red River brings together the ideal combination of talent, partners and products to disrupt the status quo in technology and drive success for business and government in ways previously unattainable. Red River serves organizations well beyond traditional technology integration, bringing more than 25 years of experience and mission-critical expertise in security, networking, analytics, collaboration, mobility and cloud solutions. Learn more at redriver.com.
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 unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelcompany.com
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