Artisan Infrastructure, the wholesale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas) provider, has been named one of "10 Hot Emerging Vendors for March 2011" by CRN Magazine, a leading IT channel publication. The magazine highlighted Cornerstone, Artisan’s virtual Private Data Center (vPDC) platform for its wholesale, on-demand infrastructure that enables the creation of cloud-powered solutions for IT solution providers, managed service providers (MSPs), value added resellers (VAR), platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers.
According to CRN, Artisan Infrastructure and the other companies named Hot Emerging Vendors "are exploding onto the scene... looking to shake up the industry in various technology segments, from security to cloud computing, from software to hardware... These tech startups know the importance of the channel and are looking to align with valued channel partners to get their names and products out."
"We're 100 percent committed to offering the only best-of-breed infrastructure-as-a-service platform while posing no competitive threat in the marketplace to our IT solution partners, who include MSPs, VARs, PaaS and SaaS providers. At this time, we’re unaware of any other IaaS provider that isn’t willing to take on retail customers or build their own platform-as-a-service offerings. A trusted partner is something that is desperately needed in the industry and we’re filling that void," said Brian Hierholzer, president and CEO of Artisan Infrastructure. "With Cornerstone, our customers can create, manage and deliver their own solutions with full autonomy, control, security and visibility. Because our partner’s own their solutions, they no longer have to put up with the small margins, limited control and slow response times typically associated with reselling. With everything cloud these days, MSPs and VARs can finally take control of their own solution portfolio when they partner with Artisan and compete more effectively in the rapidly evolving cloud technology landscape."
"Artisan Infrastructure offers wholesale infrastructure for cloud solutions with an on-demand platform supported by VMware, Cisco Systems, NetApp, Dell and Juniper Networks," said CRN. "VARs can leverage solutions such as BUDR, VoIP, virtual desktop and application delivery on a pay-as-you-grow model....Last summer, the company quadrupled its storage capacity to help enable customers to scale their private and public cloud computing growth..."
Artisan's Cornerstone vPDC enables solution providers to take control of their services portfolio by providing the ability to create, manage and deliver their own cloud-based IT solutions – versus engaging in a reseller relationship. With Cornerstone, partners can evaluate and migrate to in-house solutions that include backup and disaster recovery, VoIP, virtual desktop and application delivery. An on-demand, pay-as-you-grow model makes it easy to scale, and with Cornerstone, partners can trial and purchase any solution from the company's certified solution ecosystem or bring their own solutions. Because Artisan is not a reseller, customers maintain a direct purchase relationship with their solution vendors.
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About Artisan Infrastructure
Artisan Infrastructure (artisaninfrastructure.com) is the wholesale Infrastructure-as-a Service provider. The company delivers infrastructure on demand through a global network of more than 150 service providers and maintains 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 control, autonomy, 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 complexity, capital and operational costs, of building and maintaining best-of-breed, geographically redundant data centers that infinitely scale. A neutral ecosystem of independent software vendor templates allow immediate turn up, trial and deployment of cloud solutions faster and more affordably.