The winners were recognized for sales and commitment to helping businesses migrate to cloud.

Claudia Adrien

February 10, 2022

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Avant and Telarus just received top honors from Cox Business and RapidScale for excelling in sales performance. They also demonstrated leadership in the cloud in 2021. Channel leadership teams from Cox Business and RapidScale found that these partner accomplishments drove business and solved IT challenges for customers.


RapidScale’s Bob Buchanan

Bob Buchanan is senior director of sales at RapidScale.

“The year after the pandemic broke out was still a challenging one, but our partners adapted quickly, leveraging cloud technology to help organizations innovate their businesses and solve security challenges created by a newly distributed workforce,” Buchanan said. “We congratulate these award winners for producing exceptional results through our partnership, especially during such a demanding time.”

The winners include:

2021 Top Cloud Growth Distributor – Avant Communications

Avant, the tech services brokerage (TSB), is committed to transforming its partner community, representatives at RapidScale said. By focusing on solving its customer’s challenges through managed services, Avant has also accelerated RapidScale’s growth. Avant continues to provide “exceptional” tools to its partners enabling digital transformation tied back to the specific business objectives of the partner’s customer. RapidScale and Avant anticipate tremendous future opportunities to work together in 2022 and beyond, the companies said.

Be sure to read our recent compilation of “Top Partners: Best of the Best,” featuring channel partners and suppliers recognized for their achievements with numerous companies in the industry.

2021 Top Performing Distributor – Telarus

The Top Performing Distributor award for TSB Telarus recognizes its commitment to performance in cloud and connectivity sales. Combining “outstanding results for connectivity” with Cox Business and cloud solutions with RapidScale, Telarus contributed the most new sales in 2021.

2021 Top Connectivity Distributor – Innovative Business Solutions

In its first full year as a distributor for Cox Business and RapidScale, Innovative Business takes home the award for the most connectivity sales. Innovative’s creative and aggressive approach toward cable sales established it as a true industry leader, RapidScale said.

2021 Top Performing Cloud Partner – Opex Technologies

The Top Performing Cloud Partner award honors Opex Technologies for closing the largest MRR deal in 2021 with RapidScale. With strong technical backgrounds and executive sales acumen, the sales and engineering leaders at Opex Technologies worked closely with RapidScale to deliver “best-in-class” cloud technology solutions that met its customer’s needs.

2021 Top Cloud Growth Partner– Enterprise Visions

The Top Growth Partner award acknowledges Enterprise Visions for achieving incredible cloud sales growth with RapidScale in 2021. Enterprise Visions has transformed its customer acquisition approach by focusing on cloud and managed service solutions along with its traditional product portfolio offerings. Its vision aligns with RapidScale, understanding that there is more of the technology pie available to traditional partners now. Enterprise Visions’ accomplishments demonstrate its commitment to helping customers maximize their investments in cloud technology.

2021 Top Connectivity Partner – Clear Connect

Clear Connect’s sales execution from a variety of diverse lead sources and commitment to excellence in performance marketing set them apart from other Cox Business partners. Clear Connect’s performance has continued to increase with the cable company annually. The partnership on key initiatives has been instrumental in Cox Business’ channel success, the company said.

2021 Top Connectivity Growth Partner – Simplify

Connectivity sales for Simplify more than doubled last year due to the strategic partnership with their local agent channel manager. The trusted relationship and sales growth led to the company being recognized as Top Connectivity Growth Partner of 2021.


Cox’s John Muscarella

John Muscarella is executive director for indirect sales at Cox Business.

“Congratulations to our 2021 winners who continue to thrive and grow with us,” Muscarella said. “This is a direct result of our strategic partnerships that we have developed with the top-performing partners and technology service distributors who truly care about their customers.”

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About the Author(s)

Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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