Horizon Data Center Solutions Changes Name to VAZATA

Dallas, Texas – Sept. 21, 2011 — Cloud computing and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider Horizon Data Center Solutions has announced a corporate name change to more accurately reflect the company’s offering and future vision.

Lance Black, CEO, said, “We’re excited to announce our new name: VAZATA. We’ve been rapidly evolving the business well beyond our early days as a traditional colocation provider. We still operate three Tier III data centers, and colocation remains a solution within our core offering, but we’ve also fully developed our vStructure™ platform and materially expanded the scope of what we do.”

Enterprise and U.S. federal government agency customers utilize the company’s vStructure™ to migrate towards cloud computing capability. Mr. Black added, “Our new identity includes the tagline, ‘Taking Colo to the Cloud.’ We feel this better articulates our full value proposition and how we define our mission moving forward.”

The services offered by VAZATA are focused on providing customers with resources and capabilities to provide security, stability and scalability for mission critical applications and IT operations.

Mr. Black was the founder of Mareechi, which merged with Horizon in 2009. He added, “In addition to the name change, we’ve also recently announced two key new hires in our executive sales organization. We have the right leadership team in place and we’re now focused on taking VAZATA through the next phase of growth.”


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 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.