Microsoft Tops the List of MSP Portfolios

Microsoft Tops the List of MSP Portfolios

Managed service providers enjoyed tremendous growth last year. That’s according to, which released its list of the top MSPmentor 501 companies this week, along with data about market trends for managed service providers. Combined, the total annual recurring revenues for all of MSPmentor 501 2015 companies reached a record high of $3.95 billion in 2014, up 26.5 percent.

And Microsoft technology remains a big part of MSP portfolios, according to this year’s research. When asked which cloud services they use to drive revenues with customers, more MSPs cited Microsoft Office 365 (77%) than any other cloud-based application. Microsoft Windows Azure was leveraged by 34% of MSPs.

The complete MSPmentor 501 list is now available at Additional lists include:

  • The top ranked MSPs in North America

  • The top MSPs in Europe, Middle East and Africa

  • The top MSPs in Asia, Australia and New Zealand

  • The top Small Business MSP list comprised of the top companies in our annual survey with 10 or fewer employees.

“This year’s MSPmentor501 2015 list showcases the industry’s market leaders and the up-and-comers, and the new market opportunities they are seizing to expand revenue-generating services and propel revenue growth,” said Penton Technology Executive Director Marcia Parker.  

Each year, MSPmentor gathers information for its annual rankings through the participation of managed service providers and IT service providers in our annual survey. The survey was conducted from December 2014 through January 2015. Rankings are based on an internal formula that factors key metrics for MSPs such as annual recurring revenues, total revenues, number of employees, devices and users under management, among other factors.

"Thank you to all the companies who participated in this year's MSPmentor 501 survey, and congratulations to the companies that ranked on our 501 list, our regional lists and our Small Business list," said Jessica Davis, Editor in Chief of MSPmentor and Executive Editor at Penton Technology. "Your participation enables us to continue to provide you with high quality information about the most successful business models, pricing, vertical markets and other approaches to running your businesses in 2015 and beyond."

Other key figures from the report include:

  • PCs managed: 2.9 million, up 26%

  • Smartphones and tablets managed 1.04 million, up 31%

  • Physical servers and network devices (switches, routers, firewalls, etc.) managed, 881,000, up 18%

  • Virtual machines managed (VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix, KVM, etc.), 532,000, up 52%

Top vertical market specialties among the top 501 companies were:

  • Professional Services 64%

  • Legal 60%

  • Banking/Financial Services 59%

  • Healthcare 59%

  • Accounting 54%

  • Manufacturing 54%

  • Not for Profit 54%

  • Insurance 47%

  • Technology 44%

  • Construction/Mining/Agriculture 43%

  • Engineering 43%

  • Real Estate 37%

To view the complete MSPmentor 501 list and companion lists, visit

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