VAZATA Welcomes O. Gene Gabbard as New Board Member

Plano, Texas, February 25, 2013 – VAZATA, a full service cloud infrastructure, managed services and colocation provider, today announced that O. Gene Gabbard has joined the company’s Board of Directors.

“VAZATA is honored to have Mr. Gabbard join as a new board member,” said Lance Black, CEO of VAZATA. “He brings extensive experience in growing technology businesses.”

Mr. Gabbard has worked independently as a private investor and consultant since February 1993. From August 1990 to January 1993, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MCI Communications Corporation (now Verizon Business). Since January 2005, he has served on the board of directors of COLT Telecom Group SA, Luxembourg, a provider of telecommunications and data center services to businesses throughout Europe. In June 2010, he became a member of the board of NetCracker Technology Corporation, Waltham, Massachusetts, a leading provider of OSS/BSS systems and services to telecommunication carriers throughout the world.

Mr. Gabbard also serves on the board of directors of Tower Cloud, Inc., St. Petersburg, Florida, a provider of 3G/4G fiber based backhaul for wireless carriers throughout the Southeast.


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.