Compass Datacenters has been named one of the leading designers and builders of data centers for the second consecutive year in CRN’s annual Data Center 100 list. The annual list recognizes data center companies that are leaders in the industry with products and services that can help IT channel companies meet the needs of their customers’ data center projects. Companies included in the Data Center 100 were selected by the editorial staff of CRN for their “combination of innovation, market share, market presence, buzz, technology capabilities and channel capabilities.”

“It is an honor to be recognized once again by CRN in the Data Center 100. CRN is the most respected voice in the IT reseller industry, and Compass takes great pride in how we have optimized our dedicated data center products and support services to meet the needs of channel companies and their customers,” said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass Datacenters. “The past year has been one of tremendous growth for Compass as well as a steady continued innovation in our dedicated data centers, which can be located in nearly any geographic location. Our data center facilities give customers tremendous control, simple expansion, multiple purchase options, no shared equipment, and many other features that make this product such an appealing alternative to DIY data center or colocation facilities.”

In the February 10, 2015 article that accompanies the list, CRN senior editor Joseph F. Kovar states: “Regardless of the size of the data center, the right mix of IT, power and cooling equipment, and how that equipment is integrated into the facilities, is key to maximizing efficiency and providing the flexibility to expand as needed. Successful integration of equipment into data centers depends on finding the right companies with site preparation, design, construction and management expertise. Those organizations also need to be able to quickly turn the new facilities over to customers and help manage the transition. Such designers and builders are often the unsung heroes of the data center. But not in CRN.”