Global Tel*Link Expands Colocation Footprint with VAZATA

Plano, Texas, August 27, 2013 – VAZATA, a full service cloud infrastructure, managed services and colocation provider, today announced the company has been awarded an expanded colocation contract by Global Tel*Link (GTL) as part of an overall data center consolidation initiative. Through this contract, VAZATA’s infrastructure will also begin to support GTL’s Sip*Link subsidiary.

GTL has been making progress towards an important data center consolidation initiative in an effort to streamline IT operations and accommodate substantial growth in the business. VAZATA, an existing data center partner to GTL, understands their operations and offers highly scalable, enterprise-class infrastructure that meets their compliancy, security and stability requirements.

GTL is the largest provider of telecommunications and software services to the U.S. inmate telephone marketplace. Through the acquisition of network assets, customers, and employees of the former MCI Department of Corrections line of business and the former AT&T National Public Markets division, along with the acquisition of several small companies that focused on the correctional facilities sector, GTL has experienced substantial growth in recent years.

Lance Black, CEO of VAZATA, commented, “GTL will be the first customer to take advantage of our newest data center pod in the North Dallas region. We often scale our solutions to meet customer growth and evolving needs, but I think this is one of the most compelling examples where our dedication to customer service and the quality of our data center facilities have truly differentiated VAZATA from competitors. We’re truly honored to play a lead role in GTL’s consolidation strategy.”

VAZATA is a complex managed hosting, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and colocation 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 as a cloud services technology provider to federal agencies. 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.

About GTL
Global Tel*Link (GTL) is a leading provider of the most advanced and reliable inmate telephone system in today’s corrections industry. Featuring state of the art investigative and administrative capabilities, GTL’s inmate telephone system creates a standard of efficiency and cost savings that is unmatched.