Validas Chooses Horizon’s FlexSafe(SM) IaaS as the Right Virtualized Hosting Platform

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Software as a Service (SaaS) Firm Moves to Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for Reliability and Scalability

“We needed a partner that could become a seamless part of our team, support our explosive growth, and meet the performance and security standards our business requires."

Validas, LLC the fast growing Software as a Service company that makes it easy to understand cell phone bills and saves consumers and businesses millions on wireless, has chosen Horizon Data Center Solutions’ FlexSafe(SM) IaaS to host its IT infrastructure. Through its proprietary, patent pending technology and industry know-how, Validas quickly analyzes personal, small business, corporate, and government cell phone statements to find the best plans, recover disputed charges, establish cost controls and reduce expenses between 19% and 40%.

“We needed a partner that could become a seamless part of our team, support our explosive growth, and meet the performance and security standards our business requires. Horizon took the challenge and provided a robust virtual private server platform that will scale with us,” said Jeremy Groh, Chief Technology Officer for Validas. “We were impressed with Horizon’s VMWare-based, purpose-built infrastructure and customer service.”

Horizon’s technical team worked closely with Validas to provide a pre-production proof of concept, constructing a virtual environment capable of handling Validas’ current requirements. Then the proof of concept was extended to the on-demand scalability required to address spikes in customer demand on both the customer and internal-facing applications.

FlexSafe(SM) is a purpose-built, private cloud computing platform comprised of HP Blade servers and 3PAR storage (now an HP company) virtualized with VMware. This best-in-class infrastructure is located in Horizon’s Tier III, SAS 70 Type II, data centers and connected with Horizon’s private fiber network.

“We’re thrilled to partner with Validas and provide them with a technology platform that addresses their needs,” says Lance Black, CEO of Horizon. “Horizon’s IaaS is built to support SaaS providers like Validas that need to deliver their application on enterprise quality hardware platforms. Because we built this infrastructure from the ground up with scalability in mind, we do not face some of the physical hardware limitations that many traditional hosting companies do. In fact, Horizon considers itself somewhat of a ‘graduation plan’ for companies that have outgrown traditional hosting providers. In the case of Validas, they had nearly eliminated the possibility of virtualizing their environment until Horizon’s team proved out the viability. That process made us an easy choice for them.”

Horizon launched FlexSafe(SM) in September of 2009 as a private, secure approach to Infrastructure as a Service that meets the needs of organizations that want the flexibility, scalability and cost savings of virtualization. In addition to winning significant federal government and enterprise clients since launch, Horizon has migrated a significant number of its dedicate hosting customers to the FlexSafeSM platform.

About Horizon Data Center Solutions
Horizon Data Center Solutions has changed the way data centers operate by offering customers a better way to do business. The Horizon team is led by experts in the data center industry who are focused on delivering enterprise quality colocation and managed services to clients both large and small. Horizon is focused on a true partner relationship in data center services. For more information, contact Horizon at 866.620.7516 or visit http://www.horizondcs.com.

About Validas
Validas makes it easy to understand wireless bills and reduces monthly costs. Validas has taken the concept of "getting what you paid for" and automated it with a patent-pending, web based, bill analysis platform. Today Validas offers rate plan analysis and mobile bill audit services for Sprint-Nextel, Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless, US Cellular and T-Mobile subscribers. Validas ensures the value of a mobile plan and improves the user experience by informing subscribers of their usage habits, identifying and resolving errors, and providing the best plan choice across consumer and commercial platforms. Visit http://www.Validas.com for more information.

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