Appistry Customer Clearent Named InfoWorld 100 Award Winner

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Appistry, a pioneer in private cloud computing for the enterprise, today announced that the InfoWorld 100 Awards has recognized the development of Clearent’s payment processing system as one of the top 100 IT projects of 2009. The Clearent system is powered by Appistry CloudIQ Platform.

Appistry, a pioneer in private cloud computing for the enterprise, today announced that the InfoWorld 100 Awards has recognized the development of Clearent’s payment processing system as one of the top 100 IT projects of 2009. The Clearent system is powered by Appistry CloudIQ Platform.

CIO Magazine reports: “Every year, the InfoWorld 100 Awards celebrate 100 IT organizations that have implemented and integrated technologies in innovative ways in pursuit of concrete business goals. These 100 real-world projects stand as proof that striking a new path in IT can reap deep organizational rewards. This year has been no exception -- especially in light of widespread layoffs and limited resources.”

The Clearent project, led by Mark Peck, Senior Vice President of Technical Operations, entailed building a .Net-based credit card payment processing system using Appistry CloudIQ Engine, and running in a private cloud computing environment managed by Appistry CloudIQ Manager.

Clearent was founded with the vision of creating an all-new processing platform that would upend the traditional mainframe-based industry by matching existing players’ scale advantages while also offering new features, dramatically reduced setup costs and timeframes, ease of use, robust reporting, and business intelligence tools. Clearent is the first and only payment processing company to design and build its technology from the ground up around the objectives of total transparency and flexibility. Appistry CloudIQ Platform has been a key factor in the achievement of this vision.

“The flexibility and simplicity of Appistry's platform has played a huge role in allowing Clearent to quickly deliver a game-changing service." said Peck. “Other approaches would have required a total re-architecture of our applications, while not providing the level of scalability and reliability that CloudIQ provides. Appistry gave us the speed to drive innovation and deliver real business value.”

“Clearent is an innovator in its field and its use of our cloud application platform is just one example of its cutting-edge work,” said Sam Charrington, vice president of product management and marketing for Appistry. “This award is a testament to the impressive applications and significant business advantages being created on our platform.”

About Appistry
Appistry simplifies cloud computing for the enterprise, opening the door to a more agile and scalable IT environment. Appistry CloudIQ Platform addresses the complex challenges of delivering and managing a wide variety of applications and services for both public and private clouds. The company's platform is designed specifically for cloud environments, delivering transparent scalability, application portability, and automated management to new and existing applications. Appistry customers include FedEx, GeoEye, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. For more information about Appistry, please visit http://www.appistry.com.

About Clearent
Clearent is a merchant services payment processor whose proprietary acquiring technology gives financial institutions, ISOs and merchants easy-to-understand reporting and a clear view into all program-related costs. A value-added PCI compliance program, a complete range of products and services and responsive customer support will help you maximize the value of your merchant services program and your bottom line. To learn more, visit http://www.clearent.com or call 866.205.4721.

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