OneNeck IT Solutions Launches OneNeck Connect for Microsoft Azure

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OneNeck to provide high-performance, secure and redundant connectivity to Azure data centers.

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OneNeck Connect for Azure is a great addition to our hybrid IT solutions portfolio. We’ve made it extremely simple and cost effective for our customers to get additional benefit from their connection into our OneNeck data centers.

OneNeck® IT Solutions announced today the launch of OneNeck Connect for Microsoft Azure. This high-performance service provides businesses with direct, redundant network connectivity from OneNeck’s Tier 3 data centers to Microsoft’s Azure data center facilities via Azure ExpressRoute.

With OneNeck Connect for Azure, businesses can use the flexibility and agility offered by OneNeck’s cloud resources. OneNeck customers will also gain assurance of a dedicated, more secure connection to their data and applications within Azure. In addition, ExpressRoute connections do not run over the public internet, therefore, customers will benefit from higher security, reliability and low-latency speeds.

“OneNeck Connect for Azure is a great addition to our hybrid IT solutions portfolio,” says Phil LaForge, president and CEO of OneNeck. “We’ve made it extremely simple and cost effective for our customers to get additional benefit from their connection into our OneNeck data centers. Azure now sits as another option on our network backbone, right next to our colocation spaces and ReliaCloud hosted private cloud capacity. Our customers simply connect into their local OneNeck data center and gain access to a fast, secure and resilient connection to Azure.”

OneNeck Connect for Azure:

  • Provides secure and high performance on-net connectivity to Azure facilities from OneNeck’s data centers located in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin.
  • Expands OneNeck’s network worldwide and ensures traffic can be routed to Azure worldwide.
  • Offers a cost-effective solution for connecting to Azure data center facilities.
  • Ensures greater security and privacy via private connections.
  • Delivers low latency by traversing the shortest path to the Microsoft Cloud.

Today’s launch of OneNeck Connect for Azure follows on the heels of OneNeck’s April announcement regarding a new opportunity to offer Managed Azure through Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider Program. The addition of Managed Azure extended OneNeck’s hybrid cloud portfolio.

Included in their full suite of hybrid IT solutions, OneNeck offers cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, ERP application management, professional services, IT hardware, and state-of-the-art data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. Visit oneneck.com for more information.

About OneNeck
OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, employs nearly 550 people throughout the U.S. The company offers hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, ERP application management, professional services, IT hardware and top-tier data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. OneNeck's team of technology professionals manage secure, world-class, hybrid IT infrastructures and applications for businesses around the country. Visit oneneck.com.

TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS Telecom/TDS®), headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC and TDS Broadband Service LLC. Combined, the company employs more than 3,400 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service LLC. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. employs 10,400 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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