Red Herring list honors the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the North American business region
AUSTIN, TX — December 11, 2012 — 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 Neverfail (formerly Artisan Infrastructure)
Neverfail delivers continuously available clouds through a single pane-of-glass SaaS platform. This platform is the industry’s first secure, comprehensive, multi-tenant, multi-cloud management solution for BC/DR solutions, solution catalogs, cloud service billing, service orchestration, monitoring, cloud workspaces and unified communications. Neverfail serves a global partnership of managed service providers, systems integrators, telecommunication providers, data center operators, independent software vendors, governments, healthcare institutions and enterprises exclusively through the channel. Neverfail provides solutions across the globe and operates data centers in the United States and Europe. Neverfail is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in Melville, Chicago, Denver, Kansas City, Portland, Edinburgh, Scotland and Cluj, Romania. For more information on Neverfail solutions, contact the company at 512-600-4300 or visit their website at www.neverfail.staging.wpengine.com. You can follow Neverfail on Twitter at twitter.com/neverfail.