Reston, VA (May 24, 2010) – ICMA, a professional and educational organization for appointed local administrators, selected Clearpath Hosting services after trying the services of much larger providers. After several years of alternating between a variety of inflexible providers, Clearpath Hosting was selected due to its resilient cloud infrastructure and consumption based resources model. When ICMA decided to update their website infrastructure, adding an array of new highly interactive features, they realized the current systems and data center lacked the performance and capability necessary to handle the projected web traffic from around the globe.

By outsourcing to a Clearpath Hosting, an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, ICMA was able to focus personnel on their applications, instead of the equipment and infrastructure used to support it. Clearpath Hosting accomplished this through the use of virtual machines hosted on the Clearpath Cloud. ICMA provides publications, data, and technical assistance and training to thousands of city, town, and county experts, supporting nearly 9,000 members worldwide. With Clearpath Hosting, ICMA found the flexibility and scalability needed during to launch of their new web services.

About ICMA

ICMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers a wide range of services to its members and the local government community. The organization is an internationally recognized publisher of information resources ranging from textbooks and survey data to topical newsletters and e-publications. ICMA provides technical assistance to local governments in emerging democracies, helping them to develop professional practices and ethical, transparent governments. The organization performs a wide range of mission-driven grant and contract-funded work both in the U.S. and Internationally, which is supported by federal government agencies, foundations, and corporations For more information about ICMA, visit www.icma.org.

About Clearpath Hosting

Clearpath Hosting is a leading provider of cloud infrastructure solutions and consulting services to clients across a wide spectrum of industries. With a focus on helping its clients leverage cloud technologies, Clearpath seeks to enable organizations to improve the economics of IT as well as increasing their technical agility in a highly competitive marketplace. Learn more by calling 866-892-3154.

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