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Artisan Infrastructure Selected as a 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Global Company

Artisan Infrastructure, the wholesale infrastructure as a service provider, today announced it has been named a Red Herring's 2012 Top 100 Global Company. The Red Herring Top 100 Global awards recognize the leading private companies from North America, Europe and Asia.

Artisan Infrastructure’s wholesale only IaaS model has emerged as the wholesale IaaS industry leader, which has been widely validated through their adoption by MSPs, CSPs, ISVs, SaaS and PaaS providers who serve 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 own cloud solutions leveraging the best of breed, infinitely scalable, geo-diverse, wholesale IaaS partner.

Red Herring's Top 100 Global 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 Global 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 the strongest it has ever been."

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 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 from around the world.

About Artisan Infrastructure

Artisan Infrastructure is the wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider. The company delivers custom built infrastructure on demand to a global network of service providers from fully redundant, geographically diverse, SSAE 16 certified data centers. Partners include national and international managed service providers, global 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 http://www.artisaninfrastructure.com. Follow Artisan Infrastructure on Twitter at twitter.com/ArtisanInf.

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