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VAZATA Wins Contract from The Interlocal Purchasing System for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Consulting Services

Mckinney, TX, USA – September 14, 2017 - VAZATA, a leader in managed hosting, colocation, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud managed services, announced today it has been awarded a contract by The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) centered around Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Consulting Services (BCDR). Consultative BCDR services drive the creation or formalization of a comprehensive Business Continuity Program based on an evaluation of natural and man-made risks and threats to mission critical processes. The long-term result may include a Business Continuity Plan, Disaster Recovery Plan, and Continuity of Operations Plan. Once plans have been established, data protection can be provided through off-site back-ups, image-based replication, geographically separated clustering, cloud-based disaster recovery services and more.

TIPS is a Texas purchasing coop that makes it easier for municipal government, K-12, and higher education institutions to buy hardware, software, and more. This is the third TIPS contract awarded to VAZATA in recent months. Just select what you need from a full range of options:

TIPS offers its membership access to competitively procured purchasing contracts. VAZATA was vetted by the team at TIPS, based on published scoring criteria that weighs product pricing, company strength, references, and other factors to provide TIPS members with solutions that are competitiveness in the market.

“Along with high-performance data center hosting and related Cloud services, VAZATA now helps TIPS members procure consulting services related to business continuity and disaster recovery,” said Jim Mangus, Director of Federal Programs of VAZATA. “We deliver strategic IT capabilities including colocation, managed hosting, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and “remote hands” services. As a FedRAMP certified CSP, VAZATA can deliver a unique level of security, resilience, and compliance across all our government hosting solutions.”

Purchasing is a necessary activity for any business or organization. The Interlocal Purchasing System procurement process reduces purchasing-related stress for over 4,500 members, including government and education entities. TIPS is housed at and managed by the Region 8 Education Service Center located in Pittsburg, Texas. TIPS’ state-of-the-art purchasing procedures comply with purchasing laws and ethical business practices. Competitively priced solicitation and bulk purchasing yields economic benefits unobtainable by individual entities.

“As a TIPS vendor, we can offer school districts and other governmental entities greater efficiency and economy in adopting secure colocation and data center hosting,” Mangus said. “TIPS levels the playing field for entities that are not always able own their own to command the level of purchasing power of a large organization.”

Because all purchasing requirements are completed during the TIPS RFP process, VAZATA can expedite orders from TIPS members, streamlining the time and expense usually associated with competitive bidding.

About TIPS
The Interlocal Purchasing System, better known as TIPS Purchasing Cooperative, is a national purchasing cooperative based in Texas that makes it easier for municipal governments, K-12, and institutions of higher education to buy technology solutions hardware, software, and much more. TIPS offers over 4,800 members nationwide access to competitively priced purchasing contracts, leveraging member purchasing power and streamlining procurement processes for efficiency.

09-14-2017

About Vazata

VAZATA is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider serving Global 1000 businesses, U.S. Federal Government Agencies and Mid-Market Enterprises. The company provides highly secure, stable, and scalable technology solutions that meet the challenges of its global customers using a proprietary cloud architecture called vStructure™.

The vStructure™ IaaS platform allows for enhanced computing capabilities, accessibility, and fiscal viability in solutions designed to grow with organizations of all sizes. VAZATA's IaaS architecture supports customers in their hosting needs and also provides solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity for mission critical applications.

In 2011, VAZATA was the first company to receive an Authority to Operate (ATO) as a cloud services technology provider to federal agencies and as of 2016 became FedRAMP certified by the General Services Administration. The backbone of support is its purpose built IaaS supported by three world class data centers, which have all achieved FISMA and SSAE 16 Type II compliance. Data centers are located in Texas and Northern Virginia.