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Microsoft Dynamics AX Hosting and Managed Services Company, OneNeck, Signs Five-Year Contract to Host Virtual and Physical Environments for Sprouts Farmers Markets

November 30, 2010

OneNeck to offer Cloud-based Enterprise-wide ERP, Operational and Disaster Recovery Solution for One of Nation's Fastest Growing Retailers


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., November 30, 2010 –Microsoft Dynamics AX hosting and managed services company, OneNeck, announced today it has entered into a five-year contract with Sprouts Farmers Markets. Under the terms of the contract, OneNeck will deploy a virtual addition to Sprouts' current IT environment. The new environment will create and host an infrastructure that will provide network management, system administration, system backups and a disaster recovery environment. The deployment will be a combination of physical and virtual servers that will host Dynamics AX, SharePoint, Exchange and SQL.


Sprouts will benefit from OneNeck's cloud-based expertise hosting enterprise-class ERP and operational environments. This will enable the rapidly growing grocer to quickly scale their increasingly complex IT environment without additional IT staff. Sprouts' data, networks and systems will also be protected and quickly recoverable upon the declaration of a disaster. This infrastructure will be hosted and managed in OneNeck's hardened data center facilities, which provide highly available cloud environments.


“We chose OneNeck due to their capability to manage a highly available, private cloud-based Dynamics AX solution, along with their expert disaster recovery practice,” stated Sprouts' IT Manager Michael Klingseis. “With our rapid growth, we feel secure that the service OneNeck provides will allow us to keep growing and expanding without the worry of our IT environment not being able to keep up.”


“We are honored to have been selected by Sprouts Farmers Markets to manage their Microsoft Dynamics AX environment,” commented Chuck Vermillion, CEO of OneNeck. “By engaging with us, they can leverage our private cloud offering, freeing them from the day-to-day responsibilities of managing complicated enterprise applications.” He continued, “Like so many of our other customers, this translates into long-term cost benefits and allows them to concentrate efforts on moving their business forward.”


About Sprouts Farmers Markets:

Sprouts Farmers Markets was founded in 2002 by one of California's oldest and most successful entrepreneurial families, the Boneys, who have been in the fresh food business since 1943. Today, Sprouts is still an independent, privately held business and has become one of the fastest growing and most highly regarded retailers in the country, with 43 stores throughout the Western U.S. Sprouts offers a large selection of all natural meats, fresh seafood, bins full of bulk foods, an extensive selection of natural and organic grocery items, a broad array of vitamins and supplements, healthy body care alternatives and more.www.sprouts.com


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