Connectria Retains Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

Connectria Further Distinguishes Itself by Earning a Microsoft Competency in Hosting and Networking Infrastructure Solutions

inc 5000 ST. LOUIS, MO (August 17, 2009) - Connectria Corporation, a leading provider of world-class managed hosting and IT infrastructure outsourcing solutions, and REDPLAID, a division of Connectria Corporation, today announced it has attained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Hosting Solutions and Networking Infrastructure Solutions. This marks the third year in a row that Connectria has achieved the Gold Certified Partner distinction with Microsoft, recognizing Connectria's expertise and impact in the technology marketplace.

As a Gold Certified Partner, both Connectria and REDPLAID have demonstrated expertise with Microsoft technologies and a proven ability to meet customers' needs. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners receive a rich set of benefits, including access, training and support, giving them a competitive advantage in the channel. While both Connectria and REDPLAID offer hosting solutions utilizing Microsoft technologies, Connectria focuses upon the mid-to-large enterprise organization whereas REDPLAID targets small-to-medium sized businesses.

"We are extremely pleased to have retained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. This allows us to clearly promote our expertise and relationship with Microsoft to our customers," said Rich Waidmann, Connectria President and CEO. "The benefits provided through our Gold Certified Partner status will allow Connectria and REDPLAID to continue to enhance the offerings that we provide for customers across a wide range of industries and segments."

"Customers are looking for partner companies that can bridge the gap between their business demands and technology capabilities," said Allison Watson, corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. "They need to trust in a company that can act as an expert adviser for their long-term strategic technology plans. Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, which have certified expertise and direct training and support from Microsoft, can build a positive customer experience with our technologies. Today, Microsoft again recognizes Connectria as a Gold Certified Partner for demonstrating its expertise in providing customer satisfaction using Microsoft products and technology."

About The Microsoft Partner Program
The Microsoft Partner Program was launched in December 2003 and represents Microsoft's ongoing commitment to the success of partners worldwide. The program offers a single, integrated partnering framework that recognizes partner expertise, rewards the total impact that partners have in the technology marketplace, and delivers more value to help partners' businesses be successful. More information can be found at

About Connectria
Connectria is a profitable and growing global provider of complex hosting and managed hosting services. Connectria offers an array of hosting services for companies of all sizes across a wide range of technologies, including Enterprise Applications, Software as a Service (SaaS), HIPAA Compliance Support, Data Center Outsourcing, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing. A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations.

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About REDPLAID Managed Hosting
REDPLAID Managed Hosting, a division of Connectria Corporation, provides the most reliable and affordable dedicated hosting for Windows and Linux environments. For business-critical 24/7 applications and ecommerce environments, REDPLAID offers the highest level of security in the dedicated hosting industry. REDPLAID's 100% Secure Guarantee is backed by the industry's leading Service Level Agreement, including refund provisions should strict security standards not be met. REDPLAID is also Microsoft hosting partner within the BizSpark program for startup software companies ( More information on REDPLAID can be found at