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Press Release

Minnesota Public Radio, American Public Media, Chooses VISI for Managed Hosting

December 29, 2011

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN., December 30, 2011 - Minnesota Public Radio|American Public Media (MPR|APM) has selected VISI as its new managed hosting and data center provider. VISI will host MPR|APM’s web properties, including Marketplace.org and the Public Insight Network (PIN), and utilize a new Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. The system is designed for easy addition of colocation, managed services, and cloud computing infrastructure as future needs dictate.


“We needed a hosting provider with a top tier facility in the Twin Cities to ensure the best availability for our web and IT services,” said Brad Rosenberger, Manager of IT Infrastructure at Minnesota Public Radio. “Now, more than ever, our listeners rely on MPR for our in-depth online reporting, in addition to our radio broadcasts.”

VISI has the only commercially available data center in the Midwest that is Tier III Design Certified by the Uptime Institute. VISI facilities are SSAE 16 Type II audited and staffed 24x7.


“MPR|APM’s selection of VISI highlights our commitment to providing solid data center infrastructure and advanced management and monitoring services,” said Gary Elfert, Director of Products and Marketing for VISI. “We are honored to welcome Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media into our family of hosting customers.”


About Minnesota Public Radio| American Public Media:

MPR|APM is the parent company of Minnesota Public Radio, a 43-station radio network serving virtually all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states and home to the largest and most experienced radio newsroom in the Upper Midwest, and American Public Media, one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world with a portfolio including A Prairie Home Companion®, Marketplace®, Performance Today®, The Splendid Table®, On Being™, and American RadioWorks®. MPR|APM programming is heard by 16 million listeners on more than 800 radio stations nationwide each week, including one million listeners in and around Minnesota. MPR|APM's 130,000 member-strong Public Insight Network promotes deep connections between journalists across the country and the communities they serve. A complete list of stations, programs and additional services can be found at www.minnesotapublicradio.org and www.americanpublicmedia.org.


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