Rackspace's Lisa McLin tells CRN she is up for the challenge of helping partners make sense of the cloud and land more cloud deals.

CRN assembles a number of lists and rankings throughout the year, including the Solution Provider 500, the Fast Growth 150 and the Tech Elite 250. CRN recognizes the 40 solution providers that earned a spot on all three lists this year with the annual Triple Crown honors.

Solution provider BlueAlly, which appeared on the CRN Fast Growth 150 list for a third consecutive year in 2017, has used a dynamic marketing approach to help drive net-new business.

Salesforce's Tiffani Bova said that solution providers who use technology to prioritize customer experience will be the most successful at helping their clients grow. Here are five takeaways from her keynote.

Jacqueline Woods, IBM's new channel marketing wizard, is ready to help partners take their practices to the next level.

That channel partner, CB Technologies' Kelly Ireland, joined Greenqloud's board of directors to help it better understand the U.S. market, and after the acquisition signed here company up as a NetApp solution provider to expand its business.

Advanced Onion is a one of our federal partners that focuses on prime or subcontract contracts mostly on the west coast of the US.  They have been strong in bringing technology solutions to their c

"My strategy is to have a strong year and keep my partners engaged. We are 100 percent focused on our channel," said Ruckus' new channel leader Raelyn Kritzer.

Raelyn Kritzer will take the partner reins at Ruckus ahead of its acquisition by Arris and tells CRN her priority is to recognize and reward loyal partners.

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