Stratos Management Systems
With the cloud computing revolution forever changing the technology landscape, a new class of mega cloud providers is emerging. One of the best and brightest of the new stars is Stratos Management Systems, launched with the backing of high-profile investors including Navigation Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs. With top executive talent from HP's EDS business, Stratos' philosophy is to bridge public, private and hybrid clouds with its own managed services, providing "local authority with national scale." Key to the company's star status is its acquisition of two of the best and brightest CRN SP500 companies: Nexus Information Systems, Minnetonka, Minn., and Computex, Houston. One good sign: Sam (pictured) and Jason Haffar, the two brothers who made Computex into an SP500 power, are putting their money where their mouth is and have invested in Stratos.