Vital Support Systems Introduces ReliaCloud to Iowa


Urbandale, IA (PRWEB) July 30, 2012

Vital Support Systems announces the availability of ReliaCloud in Iowa. Its Vital Support Systems first new product launch since being acquired by Telephone and Data Systems Inc. last month.

ReliaCloud, as the name suggests, is a reliable, enterprise-class IT Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform designed for resource intense applications and databases that require a secure and compliant operational network.

Todays economy thrives on data. Businesses need to manage, protect and utilize data and data components to be successful in todays marketplace. Vital Support Systems is stepping in to move the region forward and bring a new type of cloud to Iowa.

This cloud might not make it rain, but Iowas growing business community needed more options for data management to help them be successful and drive economic growth, says Jeff Sparling, president of Vital. These options will soon be available to businesses in Minnesota and Wisconsin, too.

ReliaCloud is housed in Vitals Tier III data center in Des Moines. Racks of newly installed Cisco, EMC and VMware equipment are ready for use in both public, private and hybrid cloud applications.

The enterprise cloud product was created to support companies who want to be in the cloud, but also want to be close to their data. According to Sparling, IT Managers in Iowa can now move their data close to home, to a regional, enterprise-class environment and sleep better at night.

The Iowa data center will soon be connected to TDS HMS data centers (VISI and TEAM) in Minnesota and Wisconsin. This will provide a unique cloud option for Midwest businesses in need of disaster recovery capabilities with an interconnected cloud. Recently, TDS HMS President, Bill Megan, explained the new service in an interview with leading industry publication CRN.

Risks in todays data driven economy are huge. Downtime is not an option and crisis avoidance is a must for IT managers worldwide, adds Sparling. We understand. Thats why we are bringing ReliaCloud to the Midwest.

More information on the ReliaCloud product is available at http://www.vitalsite.com/cloud.

About Vital and TDS:

Headquartered in the Des Moines area, Vital Support Systems has offices across the Midwest in Urbandale, Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa; Omaha, Neb.; Kansas City, Mo; and Rockford, Ill. Vital Support Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Vital designs, sells, installs, implements, and supports infrastructure IT solutions that are premise based or from the cloud. For more information about Vital Support Systems, visit vitalsite.com.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. manages the operations of VISI Incorporated, TEAM Technologies, OneNeck IT Services Corp., along with Vital Support Systems through TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC. These companies employ more than 500 people, who specialize in engineering and management of IT infrastructure, including: hosted application management, managed hosting, enterprise cloud services, and Tier III data centers. Visit: visi.com, team-companies.com, oneneck.com, and vitalsite.com for details.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. headquartered in Madison, Wis. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. A Fortune 500

ReliaCloud Partners with Commission Junction to Offer Cloud Servers to Affiliate Network

Eden Prairie, MN (PRWEB) April 14, 2010

ReliaCloud, a national cloud computing infrastructure company, announces the launch of its ReliaCloud Affiliate Program. Under the terms of the new program, affiliates earn $ 25 for each referred customer.

ReliaCloud is the first cloud hosting company to offer cloud services with Commission Junction. With 75% of companies stating that cloud computing is a priority for their companies in 2010, the demand for cloud solutions is unprecedented.

We designed this new program to give affiliates an easy way to offer cloud services, said Al Afflitto, Channel Manager at ReliaCloud. With our program, affiliates can realize instant revenue by helping their clients utilize cloud services.

With a variety of banner and text ads to choose from, affiliates can choose which look and feel best fits the ambiance of their own website.

You can get started as a ReliaCloud affiliate partner by completing the form online at http://www.reliacloud.com/partners/affiliate. It only takes a few minutes and you can be earning money by referring clients to ReliaCloud.

About ReliaCloud:

ReliaCloud encompasses a set of highly reliable, secure cloud computing services, the first two of which are Cloud Servers and (coming soon) Cloud Storage. ReliaCloud Servers are complete computing environments that you can provision 24 hours-a-day, with full administrator access. Once registered for an account, you can begin building new cloud servers immediately. To learn more about ReliaCloud, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or visit http://www.reliacloud.com.

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Guardian RFID Upgrades to VISIs ReliaCloud Service


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (PRWEB) November 05, 2013

Today, VISI Inc. announced they have signed a three-year contract with Guardian RFID to provide ReliaCloud service. Guardian RFID is the first company in the country to offer inmate management via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) powered by ReliaCloud.

Our original Software-as-a-Service platform, including a hybrid environment with old servers and old systems, was aging, said Brett Wilmeth, vice president of Guardian RFID. We wanted to move from colocation to a fully managed service environment. By selecting VISIs ReliaCloud service, we knew we were upgrading to the most reliable cloud platform available. Now, instead of focusing on our IT, we can concentrate on our business and providing our customers with a higher level of support.

A VISI customer since 2008, Guardian RFID is the flagship platform for Minneapolis-based Codex Corp., which builds and markets its inmate management systems leveraging RFID, mobile, and the Cloud. Guardian RFID is exclusively endorsed by the National Sheriffs Association and works with law enforcement and detention centers coast-to-coast requiring 24/7 access to data and applications that help manage, monitor, and track inmates in custody.

Our customers need instant access to information to more safely and securely manage jail operations, Wilmeth added. Migrating our servers to ReliaCloud takes the pressure off our team and allows them more time to focus on other matters. It also provides an added measure of reassurance for our customers that they will have the access they need.

During the migration to ReliaCloud, VISI worked with Guardian RFID, slowly moving customers to the new managed service platform. According to Wilmeth, the direct, high-speed Internet connectivity between VISIs Minnesota data centers in St. Paul and Eden Prairie meant minimal disruption or impact on customers.

Wilmeth added, The transition was smooth and now, our IT systems are fully managed by VISI. They also fully maintain and monitor our IT infrastructure. And, when we need to add a new server or more RAM, we call VISI and they quickly reconfigure our IT environment.

Guardian RFIDs decision to stay with VISI and move to our ReliaCloud platform says so much about the quality of our employees and products, says Terry Swanson, CEO of VISI. They understand the value in an Infrastructure-as-a-Service model thats reliable, secure and scalable. And, we understand the importance in providing the personalized customer service theyve come to depend on us for.

VISI, a division of TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS), offers a comprehensive suite of products and services, including: colocation, managed services, hosted services, and cloud computing infrastructure for small- to enterprise-sized businesses throughout the Midwest. Through its sister company, Vital Support Systems, VISI also sells, installs, and manages IT infrastructure solutions from world-class hardware and software vendors such as Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard, VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix.

Learn more about Guardian RFID (http://www.guardianrfid.com/) and VISI (http://www.visi.com/).

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For more information contact: Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager – Public Relations / TDS HMS / 608-664-4471 / cindy(dot)tomlinson(at)tdstelecom(dot)com

About GUARDIAN RFID

GUARDIAN RFID is the leading provider of Inmate Management Systems + Solutions, combining RFID, mobile, and the Cloud to maximize the productivity, defensibility, and compliance needs for correctional facilities of all sizes. Exclusively endorsed by the National Sheriffs Association, GUARDIAN RFID helps corrections professionals gain real-time situational awareness, while increasing safety and security. For more information, visit guardianrfid.com.

About VISI Inc.

Founded in 1994, VISI is a premier provider of data center solutions in the upper Midwest, including: colocation, managed services, hosted services, and cloud computing infrastructure to companies ranging in size from small to enterprise. VISI facilities are built to Tier 3 standards, SSAE 16 audited and staffed 24×7. VISI, located in Minnesota, joined TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS) in March 2010.

TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS) is the parent company of OneNeck

TDS HMS Launches ReliaCloud in Minnesota


Eden Prairie, MN (PRWEB) September 12, 2012

TDS Hosted and Managed Services (TDS HMS), a leading provider of cloud-based managed services, today announced the availability of ReliaCloud. An enterprise-class IT Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud solution, ReliaCloud is now available through VISI Incorporated, a unit of TDS HMS, based in Minnesota. Built on Cisco, EMC and VMware technologies, the fully redundant ReliaCloud solution is located in TDS Tier III data centers in Eden Prairie, Minn., Madison, Wis., and Des Moines, Iowa.

TDS HMS created ReliaCloud to be a complete, enterprise-class cloud solution that handles scalability and high performance data management for use in public, private, and hybrid cloud configurations. VISI now offers ReliaCloud in Minnesota, allowing local customers to harness the power of the cloud in their organization. Leveraging geographically distributed Tier III ReliaCloud hosting centers, TDS HMS offers a robust, compliant-ready, cloud solution designed for resource intense applications and databases that require a secure operational framework, while meeting PCI, HIPAA, GLBA and other regulatory compliance requirements.

Through the use of ReliaCloud, Minnesota-based businesses are able to manage, protect, and utilize data and supporting applications to be successful in todays marketplace. Together, VISI and TDS HMS are stepping in to fill these business needs in the local market and are moving the region forward by bringing a new type of cloud to Minnesota and the Midwest.

According to Terry Swanson, CEO of VISI, the enterprise cloud product was created to support companies who want to be in the cloud, but also want to be close to their data. He says, Minnesota businesses can now run their mission critical IT services in a secure, enterprise-class cloud located right here in the Twin Cities. They can then back up their data via private connectivity to ReliaCloud infrastructure in Madison or Des Moines.

As part of an on-going cloud educational series, VISI is hosting the Enterprise Cloud Summit on Oct. 16 at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts. The event will feature a keynote presentation by Forrester Analyst Bill Martorelli on the topic of: Navigating the Second Wave of Cloud Computing. Attendees will have an opportunity to interact with panelists from Cisco, EMC, VMware and TDS HMS. IT professionals and other business leaders are welcome to attend the free event. Register at http://www.visi.com/cloudsummit.

More information on the ReliaCloud product is available at http://www.reliacloud.com.

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About TDS HMS and VISI:

TDS Telecommunications Corp. manages the operations of VISI Incorporated, TEAM Technologies, OneNeck IT Services Corp., along with Vital Support Systems through TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC. These companies employ more than 500 people, who specialize in engineering and management of IT infrastructure, including: hosted application management, managed hosting, enterprise cloud services, and Tier III data centers. Visit: http://www.visi.com, http://www.team-companies.com, http://www.oneneck.com, and http://www.vitalsite.com for details.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. headquartered in Madison, Wis. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. A Fortune 500