Dallas, Texas, August 27, 2012 – VAZATA, a full service cloud infrastructure, managed services and colocation provider, today announced it has been recognized by UBM Channel as a member of CRN’s second annual Next-Gen 250 list. The CRN Next-Gen 250 highlights up and coming VARs that have recently entered the market with a smart and different approach to solution selling and integration.
This Next-Gen 250 list is a snapshot of solution providers who are zeroing in on lucrative and emerging technologies, among them cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, unified communications, business analytics and business intelligence.
Lance Black, CEO of VAZATA, said, “we deeply appreciate the recognition and ranking amongst this impressive list of innovators. We’ve been executing on our mission to help companies migrate from colo to the cloud in a secure, cost-effective manner through our vStructure™ virtualization platform. We’ve restructured how we market and sell in accordance with what our customers need. A big component of that includes simplifying the whole migration path from physical infrastructure to a cloud environment.”
“The channel is constantly evolving as existing models are being tested and new ones are created,” said Kelley Damore, VP, Editorial Director, UBM Channel. “All the companies on this year’s list have only been in business since 1999. Some have transformed their business to meet the demands of a changing market. Others didn’t have the baggage of transitioning from hardware to services to recurring revenue and have been able to build a business on an entirely new model and leverage new technology platforms. Regardless of how they got here, we congratulate each company for making this year’s list.”
To view a sample of the listing, visit www.crn.com.
A sample of the Next-Gen 250 list is available online at www.CRN.com. The entire 2012 database will be published only in CRN’s App for iPad, CRN Technology News. This exciting new app will provide subscribers with exclusive content and full access to CRN’s premier Solution Provider lists. For more information, visit www.CRN.com/Tablet.
VAZATA is a complex managed hosting and 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.
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