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VISI and Microsoft to Co-Host SaaS Seminar on May 5th, 2011

April 27, 2011 by · Comments Off on VISI and Microsoft to Co-Host SaaS Seminar on May 5th, 2011 

Webmaster ToolboxEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Business executives seeking to explore Software as a Service applications are invited and encouraged to attend a complimentary breakfast seminar at Microsoft’s Bloomington office on May 5, 2011.

VISI and Microsoft are partnering to co-host the seminar, entitled Leveraging Partners to SaaS-Enable Your Business. The seminar is designed to provide business executives with practical information regarding Software as a Service. Topics include understanding the SaaS model, the challenges in offering a SaaS application, key considerations when choosing a hosting partner, and what business leaders need to know to optimize results from an SaaS initiative. Read more

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. acquires VISI Incorporated

March 23, 2010 by · Comments Off on Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. acquires VISI Incorporated 

Web Hosting ToolsMADISON, WI / EDEN PRAIRIE, MN – Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., parent company to TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) today announced it has acquired VISI Incorporated (VISI), Minnesota’s largest locally-owned data center services and managed hosting provider.  TDS, headquartered in Madison, Wis. will have oversight and management responsibility for the acquisition.

VISI, headquartered in the Twin Cities, provides a wide range of information technology solutions, including: managed hosting, co-location and cloud-computing services to businesses of all sizes, from technology start-ups to large enterprises.  TDS markets communications services to business and residential customers in 30 states, including Minnesota.
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VISI Expands Minnesota Data Center by 7000 Square Feet

February 16, 2010 by · Comments Off on VISI Expands Minnesota Data Center by 7000 Square Feet 

Web Hosting ServicesEDEN PRAIRIE, MN – VISI, a leading data center services and managed hosting provider, has begun its demand-driven expansion on its Saint Paul Data Center. This expansion will allow VISI to meet the needs of recent new customer additions.

“This expansion in our Saint Paul Data Center is well under way and will be complete in less than two months,” said Mike Sowada, CEO of VISI. “We are confident that our customers, both present and future, will benefit from the growth of our Saint Paul facility.  With HIPPA and other regulatory requirements becoming more strict, VISI’s Saint Paul Data Center is one of the few in the Upper Midwest that offers SAS 70 Type II certification.”
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ReliaCloud Cloud Computing Service Launched By VISI

December 18, 2009 by · Comments Off on ReliaCloud Cloud Computing Service Launched By VISI 

Web Hosting ServicesMINNEAPOLIS – VISI, a leading data center services and managed hosting provider, today announced its entry into the public cloud computing services business with the launch of the public beta of its ReliaCloud™ service.

“After many months of preparation, we’re proud to take the covers off a cloud computing service we specifically designed to be more reliable than the commodity providers in the market,” said Jason Baker, CTO of VISI. “We didn’t want customers to have to re-architect their solutions just to work reliably in the cloud. We knew they wanted enterprise-grade security and peace of mind.”
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VISI Expands Storage Offering with Cloud Storage

December 16, 2009 by · Comments Off on VISI Expands Storage Offering with Cloud Storage 

Web Hosting ServicesEDEN PRAIRIE, MN – VISI, Minnesota’s largest data center services and managed hosting provider, is pleased to announce the launch of Cloud Storage, a pay-as-you-go cloud offering geared for business customers.

As the need for storage increases, many companies find themselves unable to justify the capital necessary to expand their storage pool. With VISI Cloud Storage, there is no need to spend valuable capital on storage hardware. Cloud storage is an elastic, pay-as-you go service, meaning businesses pay only for the storage and data transfer actually used.  Files are easily accessed with WebDAV, NFS, or HTTP protocols.
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VISI To Demo New Cloud Computing Platform At 2009 Cloud Vision Conference

September 17, 2009 by · Comments Off on VISI To Demo New Cloud Computing Platform At 2009 Cloud Vision Conference 

Web Hosting Services MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Minnesota IT managers and business executives who want to learn from local technology leaders Chris Howard, vice president of Burton Group, and Jason Baker, chief technology officer of VISI, on the topic of cloud computing are encouraged to attend the complimentary Cloud VISION Conference at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Howard and Baker will share tips and demonstrate how businesses of all sizes can benefit from implementing cloud technology into their IT infrastructures.

Below are details regarding the Cloud VISION Conference speakers:

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VISI Offers Business Owners Free White Paper on How to Thrive in the Economic Downturn

August 6, 2009 by · Comments Off on VISI Offers Business Owners Free White Paper on How to Thrive in the Economic Downturn 

Web Hosting ToolsEDEN PRAIRIE, MN – VISI, Minnesota’s largest data center services and managed hosting provider, wants to help business owners understand the difference between merely surviving in an economic downturn and thriving, so starting today a new white paper titled “Thriving in an Economic Downturn: Focus on What You do Best; Outsource the Rest” is available for complimentary download at www.visi.com/whitepapers.

Authored by Ralph Awad, VISI’s director of hosting services, the 4-page white paper points out the six most common reasons that business owners cling to when justifying the money they spend on IT. These reasons, which often become mistakes, are control issues over IT infrastructures; feeling too small to outsource; aversion to change and risk; budget restraints and sunken costs; too much trust in the internal team and fear of staff layoffs by outsourcing. Awad breaks these arguments down in a way that any business can relate to and offers ideas for achieving IT success more efficiently and affordably long-term.

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VISI Launches Virtual Dedicated Server In The Cloud – Based on VMware Virtualization Technology

July 30, 2009 by · Comments Off on VISI Launches Virtual Dedicated Server In The Cloud – Based on VMware Virtualization Technology 

Web Hosting ToolsEDEN PRAIRIE, MN – VISI, Minnesota’s largest cloud computing, data center services and managed hosting provider is proud to announce the launch of its new Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) product based on VMware’s enterprise-grade virtualization platform.

“Customers are increasingly looking to the web as the preferred channel to start and grow their business. As a result, there is a growing demand to seamlessly scale their web presence in a cost effective manner while maintaining a highly available environment,” said Johnny Hatch, Product Manager at VISI. “VDS delivers on this by allowing customers to deploy a server environment with only those computing resources they need today and the capability to allocate additional resources as they grow.”

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VISI Provides Feature-Rich VPS With TotalVPS Launch

July 23, 2009 by · Comments Off on VISI Provides Feature-Rich VPS With TotalVPS Launch 

Web Hosting ServicesEDEN PRAIRIE, MN – VISI, Minnesota’s largest data center services and managed hosting provider, is pleased to announce the launch of TOTALVPS, a feature-rich virtual private server (VPS) service.

VISI now provides a feature-rich VPS at a cost that businesses and organizations of any size can afford. TOTALVPS provides a secure virtual environment for a company’s critical business data and essential web applications which benefit from increased uptime and reliability.

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VISI Sponsors Fringey Video Contest to Add Social Media/Viral Component to 2009 Fringe Festival

July 9, 2009 by · Comments Off on VISI Sponsors Fringey Video Contest to Add Social Media/Viral Component to 2009 Fringe Festival 

Web Hosting ToolsMINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – For the first time in the Minnesota Fringe Festival’s 16-year history, an online video contest called the “Fringey Awards” gives the public a sneak preview of various artists’ performances and enables those who visit www.fringefestival.com to vote for their favorite three videos until July 28. The contest, sponsored by VISI, Minnesota’s largest data center and managed hosting provider, invites all performers from the Fringe’s 162 shows to submit 60-second videos that best capture the essence of their different productions and that encourage attendance to the July 30 – August 9 performances.

The “Fringey Awards” video submissions can be excerpts from actual Fringe Festival performances or simply teasers. The trailers will be funny, dramatic, shocking and whimsical. They’ll be scripted, improvised or even stream-of-conscious. Many will feature live actors, original animation and music, and maybe even puppets.

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