SelectAccount Consolidates IT in VISI’s ReliaCloud™ Service

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Today, VISI Inc. announced they have signed a three-year contract with SelectAccount, Inc., to provide ReliaCloud™ services for the leading health spending account administrator.

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VISI is a very capable hosting provider and they have developed a robust cloud offering.

Today, VISI Inc. announced they have signed a three-year contract with SelectAccount, Inc., to provide ReliaCloud™ services for the leading health spending account administrator. VISI, a division of TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS), will also provide enterprise firewall service, VPN, and managed services across all virtual machines for SelectAccount, which is among the largest health savings account (HSA) administrators in the country.

Its relationship with VISI will allow SelectAccount to consolidate many different business technologies into a series of custom Java applications. These custom applications, which were built in collaboration between SelectAccount and VISI, require a very specific and complex setup that enables multiple systems between SelectAccount and its health plan partners to communicate with each other. In essence, ReliaCloud will host a consolidation of multiple servers, which are a mix of Windows .NET and CentOS Java servers, located within VISI's data center in Eden Prairie, Minn.

“VISI is a very capable hosting provider and they have developed a robust cloud offering,” said Nikki Stretar, vice president of Information Technology and Product Development for SelectAccount. “Working with VISI and using their cloud-hosting solution frees us from the limitations of physical server hardware and makes scaling to meet our business needs easier.”

VISI offers a comprehensive suite of products and services, including: colocation, managed services, hosted services, and cloud computing infrastructure for small- to enterprise-sized businesses throughout the Midwest. Through its sister company, Vital Support Systems, VISI also sells, installs, and manages IT infrastructure solutions from world-class hardware and software vendors such as Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard, VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix.

“We are proud to be working with SelectAccount as they consolidate their IT technologies,” said Terry Swanson, CEO of VISI. “Moving to our ReliaCloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service model will help them gain efficiencies and allow them to take advantage of our 100 percent uptime guarantee. This means, when they need their data most, it will always be accessible.”

Learn more about SelectAccount (https://www.selectaccount.com/) and VISI (http://www.visi.com/).

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For more information contact:
Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager - Public Relations / TDS HMS / (608) 664-4471 / cindy(dot)tomlinson(at)tdstelecom(dot)com
Barbara Tabor, APR, SelectAccount, (651) 230-9192 / barb_tabor(at)selectaccount(dot)com

About SelectAccount
MII Life, Inc., d.b.a., SelectAccount, is a Minnesota-licensed insurance company regulated by the Minnesota Department of Commerce, and approved by the U.S. Department of Treasury as a non-bank HSA Trustee. SelectAccount is owned by Aware Integrated, Inc. For more than 20 years, SelectAccount has offered innovative and industry-leading spending accounts. Today, SelectAccount provides health care saving solutions in all 50 states, including service to members through 14 regional health plans and nearly 7,000 employers. SelectAccount now has approximately $446 million in consumer medical savings assets under management, making it among the largest account administrators in the country. Visit selectaccount.com to learn more.

About VISI Inc.
Founded in 1994, VISI is a premier provider of data center solutions in the upper Midwest, including: colocation, managed services, hosted services, and cloud computing infrastructure to companies ranging in size from small to enterprise. VISI facilities are built to Tier 3 standards, SSAE 16 audited and staffed 24x7. VISI, located in Minnesota, joined TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS) in March 2010.

TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS) is the parent company of OneNeck® IT Services Corp., Vital Support Systems, VISI Incorporated, and MSN Communications, Inc. TDS HMS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc., is growing rapidly and now employs more than 600 people throughout the U.S. TDS HMS companies specialize in engineering and management of IT infrastructure, including: hosted application management, managed hosting, and ReliaCloud™ enterprise cloud services. TDS HMS owns and operates Tier 3 data centers in Iowa, Minn., and Wis. Visit oneneck.com, vitalsite.com, visi.com, msncomm.com and reliacloud.com for more information.

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