Rockler Companies Moves to VISI's ReliaCloud(TM) Service
EDEN PRAIRIE, MI -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 -- VISI Inc. announced
today they have signed a three-year contract to provide
ReliaCloud(TM) services (a virtualized, outsourced production server
environment) for Rockler Companies, Inc.
"It was time to move away from a single resource service to a
cloud-based service," says Jim Yothers, IT systems manager for
Rockler. "We've been with VISI for about seven years. Moving to their
ReliaCloud service now allows us to switch from our aging hardware to
state-of-the-art equipment. It also means we'll gain more
efficiencies and be better positioned for future growth."
Rockler Companies, based in Medina, Minn., supplies specialty
hardware, tools, and other woodworking products. The company also
publishes a Woodworkers Journal magazine that provides plans,
techniques, product reviews, and tips for woodworkers.
In choosing VISI's ReliaCloud service, Rockler is able to transfer
its IT infrastructure to an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model
and focus their attention on managing their enterprise resource
planning (ERP) system. This will allow Rockler to move away from the
day-to-day worry of their IT infrastructure and focus on their
business's IT needs.
VISI offers a comprehensive suite of products and services,
including: colocation, managed services, hosted services, and cloud
computing infrastructure to businesses ranging in size from small to
enterprise throughout the Midwest. The company 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.
"We are thrilled Rockler has chosen to switch their IT infrastructure
to our new ReliaCloud service," says Terry Swanson, CEO of VISI. "We
look forward to continuing to deliver the highest level of service
and the technology infrastructure that Rockler expects from us."
Learn more about Rockler and VISI.
Rockler Companies, Inc., doing business as Rockler
Woodworking and Hardware, supplies specialty hardware, tools, and
other woodworking products. Its hardware products range from crib
hardware to drawer slides. The company also provides hand, power,
shop, cutting, burning, drilling, and router tools; lumber and veneer
products, dowels, wooden kits and parts, moldings, carvings, cabinet
faces, glues, sandpaper, stains, and finishes; and plans, books, CDs,
DVDs, and videos. In addition, it publishes a magazine that provides
plans, techniques, product reviews, and tips to woodworkers. The
company sells its products through retail stores in Arizona,
California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts,
Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin; and
independent resellers in California, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois,
Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey,
Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina, and Virginia. Rockler Companies also
sells its products through catalog, as well as online. The company
was founded as Minnesota Woodworkers Supply Company in 1954 and
changed its name to Rockler Companies, Inc. in 1998. Rockler
Companies, Inc. is based in Medina, Minnesota.
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 24x7.
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(R) 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(TM)
enterprise cloud services. TDS HMS owns and operates Tier 3 data
centers in Iowa, Minn., and Wis. Visit oneneck.com, vitalsite.com,
visi.com and reliacloud.com for more information.
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS), a Fortune 500(R)
company, provides wireless; broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and
managed services to approximately 7 million customers nationwide
through its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecommunications
Corp., and TDS Hosted & Managed Services. Founded in 1969 and
headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs more than 12,300 people. For
investment information, visit teldta.com.
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