Auburn’s Zones, Inc., has been named to a leading IT trade publication’s list of innovative companies.

CRN listed the firm among its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the “Elite 150” category. The list recognizes North American solution providers with “cutting edge approaches” to delivering managed services, helping businesses manage the ever-changing world of IT and maximize their return on IT investments.

The MSP Elite 150, specifically, recognizes large, data center-focused MSPs with a “strong mix” of on- and off-premises services.

“Managed service providers have become integral to the success of businesses everywhere, both large and small,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “Capable MSPs enable companies to take their cloud computing to the next level, streamline spending, effectively allocate limited resources and navigate the vast field of available technologies. The companies on CRN’s 2018 MSP 500 list stand out for their innovative services, excellence in adapting to customers’ changing needs and demonstrated ability to help businesses get the most out of their IT investments.”

“It is an honor to be recognized by CRN because it reflects the transformation of our business,” said Firoz Lalji, CEO of Zones. “Last year, Zones reached $2 billion in revenue and continues to outgrow the market. This demonstrates our proficiency in delivering full-scale IT solutions to customers across SMB, mid-market, and enterprise, and in key verticals such as Healthcare and Public Sector. The full integration of nfrastructure and our focus on delivering advanced technology solutions and managed services will continue to take us to new heights.”