Capital Safety Taking Data to New Heights with VISI

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Global leader in fall protection and rescue for high risk workers announces partnership with VISI to secure IT infrastructure in Minnesota data center.

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“We identified operational risks associated with our IT infrastructure and sought a partner who could help us protect our own data and provide solid colocation facilities in a Tier III facility,” states Bill Knaak of Capital Safety.

Capital Safety is a company designed to manage risks, normally of high rise and danger prone workforces. But this time the risk they needed to manage was within their own operations. Today, Capital Safety announces they are turning to VISI to colocate their data. VISI operates the only commercially available Uptime Institute Design Certified Tier III data center in Minnesota.

“We identified operational risks associated with our IT infrastructure and sought a partner who could help us protect our own data and provide solid colocation facilities in a Tier III facility,” states Bill Knaak, senior manager of Global IT and Operations for Capital Safety. “As we expanded internationally we understood that we could not let an outage in Red Wing, Minnesota impact our operations in Canada, United Kingdom, France, or Australia.”

Capital Safety’s work customers and workforce of over 1,100 people rely on a seamless IT infrastructure for purchasing, ordering, shipping, manufacturing, and global communications.

And more growth is on the way for Capital Safety. The company has a new colocation project ready to move to VISI from Red Wing, Minn. Knaak adds, “I have high expectations in terms of facilities quality, network availability, physical infrastructure, and heating, cooling, and power availability. I’ve been in a lot of data centers across the globe. VISI is in the top three. So selecting VISI for colocation was not a difficult decision.”

Minnesota-based, VISI is part of the Fortune 500® Telephone and Data Systems family of companies. For more information about the partnership between Capital Safety and VISI, visit http://www.visi.com/resources/case-studies.

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About VISI:
VISI Incorporated (VISI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a Fortune 500® company. VISI provides a full range of data center services including colocation, managed services, hosting services, and first-rate cloud computing infrastructure. VISI has the only commercially available Uptime Institute Design Certified Tier III data center in Minnesota. VISI facilities are SSAE 16 Type II audited and staffed 24x7. To learn more, follow VISI on Twitter or Facebook, call 612-395-9000 or visit http://www.visi.com.

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