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.