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Artisan Infrastructure Announces Open Enrollment In Certified Solution Ecosystem for ISVs
Artisan Infrastructure supercharges cloud service provider agility, empowering faster time-to-market of competitive channel solutions
“In the infrastructure world, certified solutions and strategic alliances are typically synonymous with reseller, OEM or agent relationships. We designed our Certified Solution Ecosystem to be a truly strategic, and solution agnostic, environment,”
Since January 2011, membership in the Certified Solution Ecosystem has been available by invitation only. To date, CA Technologies, Mitel, Asigra, 2X, AppNeta, NetEx, MokaFive, Beatty & Company, and StorageCraft have certified software products. As a result, the Managed Service Provider (MSP) channel can now engage directly with Certified Solution Partners to deliver their self-branded VoIP, backup & recovery, virtual desktop, security, print/document management, and application delivery as a cloud-based service built on Cornerstone. Dozens of additional ISVs are currently undergoing certification. With the introduction of open enrollment, 2012 is shaping up to be a big year for Artisan Infrastructure and the MSP channel.
"The Artisan Infrastructure Certified Solution Ecosystem fits perfectly with CA Technologies’
"We are seeing demand for cloud-powered Unified Communications (UC) applications steadily increasing,"
“Deployment of a traditional premise-based solution for a typical customer can take up to 30 days from order to completion,”
Previously, only the largest Service Providers (SPs) could build and offer broad product portfolios because of the massive capital investment requirements and daunting nature of such an undertaking. For smaller MSPs the deterrents included:
•Engineering resources and technical knowhow required to evaluate various vendor solutions and concern over unproven solutions
•Technical complexity of the solutions that required advanced engineering skill sets for solution certifications and architectural design
•Expensive infrastructure resources to build, test and trial complex solutions
The new program by Artisan Infrastructure invests the capital and provides the technical skill set to make a wide array of applications available to smaller SPs, thereby eliminating the above mentioned barriers to entry. Artisan Infrastructure’
• Making them more agile and significantly reducing their Time to Market (TTM)
• Making complex architectures simpler
• Enhancing simplicity via “templated”
• Providing solution specific technical and sales training
“Artisan Infrastructure is committed to doing the R&D to certify ISV partner solutions that are compatible with Cornerstone and operate within our channel,” said Rob Bruce, CEO, All Mountain Technology. “Given the support resources that Artisan Infrastructure commits to this effort and the leverage Artisan has with ISVs, I would much rather work with Artisan Infrastructure Certified Solution Ecosystem Partners than to put our company at risk with unproven solutions.”
Certified Solutions Ecosystem enrollment requirements include:
•Proprietary Software – Only proprietary software vendors will be considered. No OEM, resellers, or service providers will be accepted. Applying vendors must own the intellectual property.
•Service Provider programs – Qualified participants must support the channel through service provider type licensing and a channel focused support mechanism.
•Vendor Certification – Vendors will be provided infrastructure resources for certification purposes, to be leveraged as a demo environment, and for maintenance of public solution templates. The vendors themselves are expected to engage directly in certification and maintenance of their environment.
Pricing and Availability
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About Artisan Infrastructure Inc.
Artisan Infrastructure is the wholesale Infrastructure-