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Press Release

TDS HMS launches ReliaCloudT in Minnesota

September 12, 2012

Eden Prairie, Minn. (Sept. 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’ 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 today’s 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.

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