Daystar recognized for its focus on managed IT services to support the needs and growth of the SMB market

March 8, 2021: Daystar, a managed IT services provider supporting businesses across New England, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Daystar to its 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. The list, released annually, recognizes the leading North American solution providers that have demonstrated innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed services. These services help end users improve operational efficiencies and navigate the ongoing complexities of IT solutions, while maximizing their return on IT investments.

With cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services, MSPs have become an integral part of the success of businesses worldwide. They help empower organizations to leverage complex technologies, keeping a strict focus on their core business without straining their budgets. CRN’s 2021 MSP 500 list identifies the market’s key managed services players who are setting themselves apart with best-of-breed solutions that provide the business outcomes customers need.

The MSP 500 list is divided into three sections: the MSP Pioneer 250, recognizing companies with business models weighted toward managed services and largely focused on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, recognizing large, data center-focused MSPs with a strong mix of on-premises and off-premises services; and the Managed Security 100, recognizing MSPs focused primarily on off-premises and cloud-based security services.

Daystar was selected to the Pioneer 250 category for its expertise in designing, implementing and maintaining technology solutions and services for small to midsized businesses and organizations. And Daystar’s sole focus on managed IT solutions demonstrates its dedication to the performance stability and cybersecurity of the business clients it serves.

“For more than twenty years, we have worked with small and midsized organizations across New England to leverage technology in a manner that truly supports and grows their businesses,” says Keith Bamford, CEO and co-founder of Daystar. “It is an honor to earn a spot on a list that celebrates MSPs dedicated to the success of our SMBs and organizations.”  

“Effective MSPs enable companies to focus on their core objectives while improving the quality and reliability of their cloud computing capabilities,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The solution providers on CRN’s 2021 MSP 500 list deserve recognition for their innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed services, and the ability to optimize operational efficiencies and systems to maximize return on investments.”

 The MSP 500 list was featured in the February 2021 issue of CRN and online at www.CRN.coCRNm/msp500.

About Daystar

Daystar is a managed services provider and technology alignment integrator for small to midsized businesses. Because businesses deserve smart, secure, and reliable technology support and guidance, we developed a business-aligned IT support platform that helps organizations create a hassle-free workspace, achieve business goals, and keep data safe.

Daystar exists to help small to mid-sized businesses grow across New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts. After two decades in the technology industry, we understand the dynamics of change. We embrace it and hope to help others in their journey as well.

Located in Newington, NH, Daystar was founded in 2000. For more information on Daystar, please visit

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.

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