DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - FireHost, a secure cloud hosting company, has been named Best Cloud Infrastructure by SIIA for 2012 and received a CODiE Award. The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, announced FireHost's win after a peer review of 119 finalists. Now in its 27th year, the awards recognize greatness in industries that expect innovative thinking.
"This recognition by a leading industry organization is very meaningful to us," said Chris Drake, CEO of FireHost. "This is the second CODiE Award FireHost has won since our launch in 2009 and we are honored to be chosen by SIIA. We are very proud of our secure cloud offering and strive to remain at the forefront of the technology."
Rhianna Collier, SIIA vice president for the software division goes on to say, "All of this year's winners reflect excellence and vision. I'm proud to congratulate them on the success of their applications, platforms, and products."
FireHost delivers secure cloud hosting on their infrastructure that was built from the ground up to exceed compliance and the highest security standards. The company continues to see considerable growth with their PCI DSS, and HIPAA offerings. Major brands hosted by FireHost include Atlas Van Lines, Farmers Insurance, and Hamilton Beach, and many Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 companies.
In 2010, FireHost won a SIIA CODiE Award in the Best Security Solution category. Since that win, the company has more than doubled in size each year, expanded operations to Europe, and serves customers in 26 countries.
For more information about the CODiE Awards, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2012
FireHost is a secure cloud hosting company focused on protecting companies' sensitive data and brand reputations with an architecture built for security, scalability and performance. Customers with specific compliance or performance needs subscribe to FireHost's PCI, HIPAA or high-traffic solutions, including some of the largest companies in the world as well as many fast growing eCommerce, SaaS and healthcare IT providers. FireHost provides services from Dallas, Phoenix, London and Amsterdam. http://www.firehost.com
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The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection to more than 500 leading software and information companies. The SIIA Software Division provides a forum for companies developing the applications, services, infrastructure and tools that are driving the software and services industry forward. For further information, visit www.siia.net/software
About the SIIA CODiET Awards
The SIIA CODiET Awards, originally called the Excellence in Software Awards, were established in 1986 by the Software Publishers Association (SPA), now the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), so that pioneers of the then-nascent software industry could evaluate and honor each other's work. Since then, the CODiE Awards program has carried out the same purpose -- to showcase the software and information industry's finest products and services and to honor excellence in corporate achievement.