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Press Release

Vital Support Systems introduces ReliaCloud to Iowa

July 30, 2012

TDS investments support first launch of Midwest enterprise cloud IT infrastructure


Urbandale, Iowa (July 30, 2012)--Vital Support Systems, recently acquired by Telephone and Data Systems Inc., today announces the availability of its first product launch since the acquisition - ReliaCloud.

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. Today's economy thrives on data. Businesses need to manage, protect and utilize data and data components to be successful in today's marketplace. Vital has stepped in to move the region forward and bring a new type of cloud to Iowa.


“This cloud might not make it rain, but Iowa's growing business community needed more options for data management to help them be successful and drive economic growth,” says Jeff Sparling, president of Vital.

ReliaCloud 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.”


ReliaCloud is housed in the Vital/Team 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.


Within weeks, the Iowa data center will also be connected to TDS HMS data centers (VISI and TEAM) in Wisconsin and Minnesota. 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 today's data driven economy are huge. Downtime is not an option and crisis avoidance is a must for IT managers worldwide,” adds Sparling. “We understand. That's why we are bringing ReliaCloud to the Midwest.”

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