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Agile Frameworks chooses OneNeck as hybrid IT partner

June 21, 2016

Multi-year contract includes ReliaCloud®, colocation, enterprise firewall service and a LAN connection.

OneNeck® IT Solutions announced today the signing of a multi-year contract with Minnesota-based Agile Frameworks. OneNeck will customize a hybrid IT solution that incorporates Agile Framework’s self-built private cloud and offers scalability that aligns with their anticipated growth.

“OneNeck stood out to us because of their flexibility and agility to implement an IT solution the way we wanted it,” stated Brian Hase, CTO at Agile Frameworks. “They were willing to listen and adapt to our needs; they had the right recipe. From the first conversations we had, their knowledge level and the experience of their team shined through. Their entire team brings a lot to the table.”

As part of the customized hybrid IT solution, Agile Frameworks is leveraging colocation space in OneNeck’s Tier III data center in Eden Prairie, Minn., along with Internet service and site-to-site VPN. They are also using a ReliaCloud® integration pod at a secondary OneNeck data center located in Gilbert, Ariz. for high availability and redundancy as well as enterprise firewall service and network connectivity.

“We worked with OneNeck to design a customized solution that would accommodate our growth and meet the service level standards we promise our customers,” Hase added. “During the next five years, we’re looking to grow two or three times our current size. To achieve this, we realized we needed to identify a partner with an established IT infrastructure that we could leverage. Instead of telling us there’s only one-way, OneNeck worked with us to design and build the right IT solution for our company. They are helping us take our private cloud and build on it the way we want, while offering ideas of how we might do things better or differently. It’s positioning us to best serve our customers.”

Agile Frameworks has 27 corporate customers nationwide, nearly 10,000 SaaS subscribers and three primary product lines. In addition to offering scalability to accommodate their projected growth, Agile Frameworks was looking for an IT partner who could help them provide their customers with a better, faster and more reliable subscriber experience.

“With OneNeck’s hybrid, colocation and ReliaCloud design, we can achieve our goals and have the scalability that we didn’t have with our previous environment,” Hase noted. “As we were looking for an IT partner, I was surprised by how unusual it is to find a company like OneNeck. They have the reputation, longevity, ability to work with companies like ours and willingness to accommodate our unique needs. My advice to other businesses looking for an IT partner is to find a firm with an established reputation and the openness to accommodate your needs on a broad basis.”

OneNeck offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, ERP application management, professional services, IT hardware and top-tier data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin.

“Working with Agile Frameworks presented us the opportunity to blend their private cloud with a hybrid IT solution that would meet their needs and position them for growth, long into the future,” says Terry Swanson, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing at OneNeck. “Getting to know their business and really understanding their needs was critical to being able to design and build the right hybrid solution for them.”

About Agile Frameworks
Agile Frameworks provides mobile field information management software systems and associated services for architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms. Agile Frameworks goal is to enable clients to experience dramatic improvements in profitability, cash flow and service delivery with a very fast return on investment. Visit agileframeworks.com.

About OneNeck
OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, employs nearly 550 people throughout the U.S. The company offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, ERP application management, professional services, and IT hardware. OneNeck has Tier 3 data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. Visit oneneck.com.

TDS Telecommunications Corp., headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, TDS Baja Broadband LLC, and BendBroadband. Combined, the company employs 3,400 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS] a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless; broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecommunications, OneNeck IT Solutions and BendBroadband. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employs 10,600 people. Visit tdsinc.com.


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