(Gawkwire) – VISI Inc. announced today they have signed a contract with MedNet Solutions, Inc. to provide ReliaCloud™ services and new colocation space.

MedNet, a healthcare technology company based in Minnetonka, Minn., supports pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies worldwide. MedNet provides web-based electronic data capture, clinical study management solutions, and technology services.

“We chose VISI’s ReliaCloud service to create virtual server clusters for test and quality assurance environments and as a possibility for a disaster recovery solution,” says Ryan Anderson, vice president of Technology Services at MedNet. “Seeing the ReliaCloud technology in action was very impressive. Based on the demonstration, our existing relationship with VISI, and their local presence, choosing to add ReliaCloud virtualization to our IT infrastructure was a logical decision.”

Since 2006, MedNet has held colocation space in VISI’s data center in St. Paul, Minn. In addition to choosing to add the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) ReliaCloud solution to their existing collocation services, MedNet has also decided to move their servers from St. Paul to VISI’s Tier III data center in Eden Prairie, Minn.

“It says a lot about the partnership and the trust existing customers have in your company when they not only stay, but add on new products,” says Terry Swanson, CEO of VISI. “As an existing customer, we appreciate MedNet’s trust in VISI. As they expand their IT infrastructure and move into our cloud, we are committed to working closely with them on a smooth transition. Throughout the process and tenure of our partnership, we are committed to providing them the technical savvy and reliable services they’ve come to expect from us.”

“Adding ReliaCloud virtualization allows us to quickly create and remove test environments and test new hardware infrastructure configurations without the expense of having additional dedicated physical hardware”, adds Anderson. “It will allow us to be more flexible and improve our quality assurance process.”

VISI offers a comprehensive suite of products and services, including: colocationmanaged serviceshosted 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.

Learn more about MedNet Solutions, Inc. and VISI.

For more information contact: DeAnne Boegli, National Public Relations Manager / TDS HMS / 608-664-4428 / deanne.boegli(at)tdstelecom(dot)com.

About MedNet Solutions, Inc.

MedNet Solutions is a leading healthcare technology company specializing in electronic data capture (EDC) and clinical trial management systems (CTMS) designed for the global life sciences market. MedNet delivers proven, flexible and easy‐to‐use web‐based eClinical solutions that effectively support clinical studies, registries and investigator initiated trials of all types and sizes. Since 2001, MedNet has successfully supported pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology and contract research organizations (CROs) on clinical research conducted around the world. These companies trust MedNet to consistently deliver the technology innovation, experience and reliability they need for success. For more information, visit mednetstudy.com.

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 24×7. VISI, located in Minnesota, joined TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS) in March 2010.

TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC is the parent company of OneNeck® IT Services Corp., Vital Support Systems, and VISI Incorporated. TDS HMS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc., is growing rapidly and now employs more than 500 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 and reliacloud.com for more information.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless; broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 7 million customers nationwide through its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecommunications Corp., and TDS Hosted & Managed Services. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs more than 12,300 people. For investment information, visit teldta.com.

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