(Gawkwire) – VISI Inc. announced today they have signed a new three-year contract with Grand Avenue Software, Inc. to provide ReliaCloud, data center and managed services. A long-time VISI customer, Grand Avenue Software has contracted for the latest VISI services to leverage increased data center capacity and performance, enhanced online security and strengthened data protection.
“The hosted deployment of our Grand Avenue solution on VISI’s data center resources has been very successful over the past few years,” said Ron Schmitz, president and CEO, Grand Avenue Software. “This success has driven increased demand. VISI’s ReliaCloud offering provides the enhanced expandability, scalability, reliability, security, and data protection we need in the data center. The combination of our software with VISI’s data center capabilities and expertise continues to be an attractive solution for our customers—startup, small, and medium-sized medical products companies.”
Grand Avenue Software is a St. Paul-based company focused on delivering quality system software solutions for medical products companies. The Grand Avenue solution may be installed at the customer site or used via a hosted deployment which leverages VISI’s data center resources and expertise.
“We are pleased to expand the business relationship with Grand Avenue Software, providing the newest VISI solutions and technologies,” said Terry Swanson, CEO of VISI. “Our ReliaCloud offering is the result of our aggressive investments in new data center facilities, technologies and computing expertise. It is rewarding to see it all come together in providing increased uptime and system reliability, expandability, security and data protection for Grand Avenue Software and their customers.”
VISI provides Grand Avenue Software with managed dedicated server, firewall, and backup/recovery services through ReliaCloud. The ReliaCloud cloud service leverages VISI’s Tier III best-in-class SSAE 16 compliant data center and VISI’s team of certified experts.
VISI, a division of TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS), offers a comprehensive suite of products and services, including: colocation, managed services, hosted services, and ReliaCloud cloud computing infrastructure for small- to enterprise-sized businesses throughout the Midwest. Through its sister company, Vital Support Systems, VISI also sells, installs, and manages IT infrastructure solutions from world-class hardware and software vendors such as Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard, VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix.
About Grand Avenue Software
Grand Avenue Software delivers a suite of integrated web solutions that automate quality processes for companies serving the life sciences industries. Solution areas include document control, design control, corrective and preventive action, control of non-conforming materials, audits, complaint handling, training, and equipment management. The result: dramatically improved efficiency and compliance. For more information, visit http://www.grandavenue.com.
About VISI Inc.
Founded in 1994, VISI is a premier provider of data center solutions in the upper Midwest, including: colocation, managed services, hosted services, and cloud computing infrastructure to companies ranging in size from small to enterprise. VISI facilities are built to Tier 3 standards, SSAE 16 audited and staffed 24×7. VISI, located in Minnesota, joined TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS) in March 2010.
TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC is the parent company of OneNeck® IT Services Corp., Vital Support Systems, and VISI Incorporated. TDS HMS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc., is growing rapidly and now employs more than 500 people throughout the U.S. TDS HMS companies specialize in engineering and management of IT infrastructure, including: hosted application management, managed hosting, and ReliaCloud™ enterprise cloud services. TDS HMS owns and operates Tier 3 data centers in Iowa, Minn., and Wis. Visit oneneck.com, vitalsite.com, http://www.visi.com and www.reliacloud.com for more information.
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], the parent company of TDS HMS, is a Fortune 500® company. Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless; broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million customers nationwide through TDS Telecommunications Corp. and U.S. Cellular® [NYSE: USM], its majority owned wireless subsidiary. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 10,700 people. For investment information, visit www.teldta.com.