Artisan Infrastructure, the wholesale Infrastructure as a Service provider, announced it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Americas award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region.
Austin, TX May 15, 2012 –- The Red Herring editorial team selected the most innovative companies from a pool of hundreds from across North America. The nominees are evaluated on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, quality of management, execution of strategy, and integration into their respective industries. Red Herring’s assessment cuts through the “fluff”, which is prevalent in the technology industry, and is based off sound fundamentals including track record and current standing.
This year was very rewarding," said Alex Vieux, publisher and Chairman of Red Herring. "There are so many great companies producing truly innovative and amazing products and technologies. We had a very difficult time narrowing the field and selecting the Finalists from such a group of future stars. Artisan Infrastructure shows great promise therefore deserves to be on the short list. Now we are faced with the difficult task of selecting the Top 100 winners.”
“Artisan Infrastructure continues to meet our service provider partners’ needs and delivers the most innovative infrastructure solutions in the market. The recognition received by the IT channel at large, coupled with our adoption rates, continues to serve as validation of our value proposition in the IT industry,” said Brian Hierholzer, CEO of Artisan Infrastructure. “My incredible team is honored to be recognized as a Red Herring Top 100 Americas finalist.”
Finalists for the 2012 edition of the Red Herring 100 Americas award are selected based upon their technological innovation, management strength, market size, investor record, customer acquisition, and financial health. During the several months leading up to the announcement, hundreds of companies in the, security, Web 2.0, software, hardware, life sciences, cloud, mobile and other sectors completed their submissions to qualify for the award.
The Finalists are asked to present their winning strategies at the Red Herring Americas Forum in Santa Monica, California, May 21-23, 2012. The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony the evening of May 23 at the event.
About Artisan Infrastructure
Artisan Infrastructure is the wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider. The company delivers infrastructure on demand to a global network of more than 150 service providers from fully redundant, geographically diverse, SAS 70 Type II data centers. Partners include national and international managed service providers, systems integrators, software developers, communications providers, and value added resellers. Through Cornerstone, Artisan’s virtual Private Data Center (vPDC) platform, partners maintain complete autonomy, control, security, and visibility when building their own private and public cloud solutions. Cornerstone scales from single site, secure multi-tenant environments to highly complex dedicated infrastructure on multiple continents. With Artisan Infrastructure, partners eliminate the capital expense of building and maintaining best-of-breed, infinitely scalable, infrastructure while minimizing operational and engineering overhead. A neutral ecosystem of independent software vendor templates allows immediate turn up, trial and deployment of cloud solutions faster and more affordably. For more information contact the company at 512-600-4300 or www.artisaninfrastructure.com. Follow Artisan Infrastructure on Twitter at twitter.com/ArtisanInf