Austin, TX - Artisan Infrastructure, the wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider, said today it has been selected as a 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Americas winner, honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region.
Artisan Infrastructure’s wholesale only IaaS model has emerged as the industry leader, which has been widely validated through their adoption by MSPs, CSPs, ISVs, SaaS and PaaS providers serving the channel and retail markets. Artisan Infrastructure’s Cornerstone virtual Private Data Center (vPDC) provides these entities the autonomy, control, security, and visibility to build, manage, and own their cloud solutions leveraging the best-of-breed, infinitely scalable, geo-diverse, wholesale IaaS partner.
Red Herring’s Top 100 Americas list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across North America to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Artisan Infrastructure embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Artisan Infrastructure should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”
“We’re humbled and honored to receive this prestigious award from Red Herring,” said Brian Hierholzer, CEO of Artisan Infrastructure. “Our rapid success, and Red Herring’s recognition of our wholesale only IaaS model, validates the necessity for a pure play, wholesale, IaaS partner that has no interest in retail subscribers or the solutions they subscribe to. Furthermore, Artisan Infrastructure does not sell any cloud based solutions like PaaS or SaaS - our customers do. We feel the only way to enable our service provider customers is to draw a clear line in the sand. We won’t compete with them when it comes to any solution whatsoever. There is no in between; either you are a competitor, or you are a partner. Our customers have chosen Artisan Infrastructure because they want to do business with a true partner, not a competitive threat. The entire team here at Artisan Infrastructure wants to extend our sincerest thanks to our current wholesale and alliance partners; without their strong support and assistance we wouldn’t be here today.”
Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in the Americas.
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 250 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, PaaS, SaaS 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
About Red Herring:
Red Herring is a global media company which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine, an online daily technology news service, technology newsletters and major events for technology leaders around the globe. Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, featuring unparalleled insights on the emerging technologies driving the economy.