TDS Hosted and Managed Services Attains VMware vCloud(R)

TDS Hosted and Managed Services Attains VMware vCloud(R) Powered
Validation 
MADISON, WI -- (Marketwire) -- 11/20/12 --  TDS Hosted and Managed
Services (TDS HMS), a leading provider of cloud-based managed
services, today announced that its ReliaCloud(TM) service has
achieved VMware vCloud(R) Powered status. This achievement
illustrates, to customers, that TDS HMS' cloud services are
underpinned by VMware's leading virtualization and cloud
infrastructure and management technology, namely VMware vSphere(R)
and VMware vCloud Director(R). A member of the VMware Service
Provider Program (VSPP), TDS HMS provides VMware vCloud Powered
service as a set of cloud computing services across a common
platform, supporting the largest set of existing applications and
offering distinctive application mobility uniquely available from
VMware. 
"Inclusion in the VMware vCloud Powered program illustrates our
continued efforts to build cloud infrastructure that can reliably and
securely host enterprise-class production applications," comments
Clint Harder, Vice President of Product Strategy for TDS HMS. "It is
another important step for us to show customers we are serious about
helping them extend their IT infrastructure into the cloud." 
Achievement of VMware vCloud Powered status illustrates that TDS HMS
is committed to the highest level of partnerships with industry
leading technology providers. By deploying VMware vSphere and VMware
vCloud Director, ReliaCloud offers high levels of systems
availability and maximum flexibility in resource deployment. Combined
with enterprise-class technology from Cisco and EMC, ReliaCloud
provides a powerful cloud platform for companies to deploy their
production applications and host critical business data. 
"The VMware vCloud Powered program was developed to enable our
service provider partners to differentiate themselves and help them
bring their enterprise-class cloud services to market in highly
competitive landscapes," said Michael McDonough, VSPP Leader of the
Americas, VMware. "We look forward to supporting TDS HMS further as
it delivers the agility and performance customers are looking for in
the cloud computing landscape." 
ReliaCloud customers have the ability to move workloads from their
VMware vSphere-based virtualized or private cloud environment to the
VMware vCloud Powered service and back again. This application
portability is a key differentiator, allowing customers to achieve
the flexibility and security they need while enabling increased IT
agility. 
TDS HMS sought VMware vCloud Powered validation for ReliaCloud in
order to offer its customers the highest levels of systems
availability and maximum flexibility in resource deployment. Combined
with enterprise-class technology from Cisco and EMC, ReliaCloud
provides a powerful cloud platform for companies to deploy their
production applications and host critical business data. As a
validated provider, TDS HMS can now provide users with enhanced
responsiveness and agility, and reduced IT costs through increased
consolidation, task automation, and simplified management. The
ReliaCloud service is currently available through TDS HMS companies,
Vital Support Systems and VISI, Inc., and is located in three
highly-secure Tier III data centers in Eden Prairie, Minn., Madison,
Wis., and Des Moines, Iowa. 
About TDS Hosted & Managed Services
 TDS Hosted & Managed Services,
LLC (TDS HMS) supports the operations of OneNeck IT Services Corp.,
Vital Support Systems, and VISI Incorporated. Each of these companies
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc., a
Fortune 500(R) company. TDS HMS is growing rapidly; now employing
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(TM)
enterprise cloud services. TDS HMS also owns and operates Tier III
data centers in Iowa, Minn., and Wis. Visit oneneck.com,
vitalsite.com, and visi.com for more information. 
Telephone and Data Systems [NYSE: TDS] provides wireless, broadband,
TV and landline telephone services to approximately 7 million
customers in 36 states through TDS Telecommunications Corp. and U.S.
Cellular [NYSE: USM], its majority owned wireless subsidiary.
Telephone and Data Systems was named one of Forbes' Most Trustworthy
Companies in 2012. Founded in 1969, and headquartered in Chicago, the
company employs more than 12,300 people. Visit teldta.com for
investment information. 
Editor's NOTE: VMware, VMware vCloud and VMware vSphere are
registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United
States and/or other jurisdictions. All other marks and names
mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective companies. The
use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal
partnership relationship between VMware and any other company. 
Media contact:
DeAnne Boegli
National Public Relations Manager
TDS 
deanne.boegli@tdstelecom.com 
608-664-4428 
Teresa Snyder
Vice President of Marketing
TDS HMS
Teresa.snyder@tdshms.com 
602-284-4886