AUSTIN, TX — February 22, 2016 — Artisan Infrastructure, the leading innovator of cloud infrastructure, cloud management and business continuity solutions, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Brian Hierholzer, CEO, to its prestigious list of 2016 Channel Chiefs. The executives on this annual list represent top leaders in the IT channel who excel at driving growth and revenue in their organizations through channel partners.
Channel Chief honorees are selected by CRN’s editorial staff on the basis of their professional achievements, standing in the industry, dedication to the channel partner community and strategies for driving future growth and innovation. Each of the 2016 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated loyalty and ongoing support for the IT channel by consistently promoting, defending and executing outstanding channel partner programs.
Artisan has positioned itself as a channel-only solutions provider. To best support the channel, Artisan developed a cloud management solution specifically for cloud service providers, managed service providers, independent software vendors, telecommunication providers and value-added resellers. This solution delivers Cornerstone® Clouds that are protected by Neverfail® business continuity solutions. Service providers will benefit from Artisan’s most recent introduction of Neverfail’s HybriStor technology which is designed to connect on-premise backup and archive data to Cornerstone Clouds. This enables service providers to bring complex, hybrid cloud services to market with no channel conflict. To best meet channel needs, Artisan recently hired an additional channel chief, Chris Wiser, expanded international sales, and enhanced its security offerings to support advanced levels of SOC and protect against advanced DDoS attacks.
“We are honored to present the 2016 lineup of CRN Channel Chiefs, comprised of outstanding executives who move our entire industry forward by cultivating exemplary partner programs and executing cutting-edge business strategy,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “They represent an extraordinary group of individuals who lead by example and serve as both invaluable advocates and innovators of the IT channel. We applaud their incredible strides and look forward to following their accomplishments in the coming year.”
“While I am honored to be recognized by CRN, this is a testament to our entire company’s relentless focus on supporting, enabling and developing our channels”, said Brian Hierholzer, CEO, Artisan Infrastructure. “We grow only as our partners succeed so we continue to expand our offerings to fully address cloud management and business continuity solutions. We also invest in our partners’ businesses by supporting them with white-label solutions, go-to-market support, and architectural cloud design support.”
The 2016 CRN Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February 2016 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/channelchiefs.
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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.