Plano, Texas – September 27, 2011 – VAZATA, formerly named Horizon Data Center Solutions, announces an enhanced offering that enables traditional colocation customers to easily and cost-effectively explore the benefits of cloud solutions through the company’s robust vStructure™, an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform.
“We’ve listened to the market and responded with unique solutions for both enterprise and federal U.S. government customers,” says Lance Black, CEO of VAZATA. “We recognize that while some customers are fully prepared to leverage IaaS solutions today, others would benefit most from a gradual and optional migration path that gives them all of the flexibility of colocation with the added convenience and cost efficiency of the cloud. In direct response to these kinds of needs, we’re offering colocation customers access to our vStructure™ at no additional cost. This gives them a chance to experiment, learn and ultimately determine if and when they’re ready for the cloud.”
As the first company to receive an Authority to Operate (ATO) as a cloud services provider to the federal government, VAZATA’s vStructure™ has been audited and certified to meet the guidelines of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In late August, the company also announced the completion of SSAE 16 Type II audits for all three of its data centers.
“The interest in accessing a secure, stable and scalable virtualized computing environment is high, even among small business owners,” says Black. VAZATA is offering an opportunity for new customers seeking colocation to also access vStructure™ cloud computing capability. For each cabinet deployed, new customers will also get access to a vWeb™ server that includes an Operating System, Firewall, Switching, one vCPU, 4GB of RAM and 100GB of Hard Drive.
The growth in virtual computing has been fueled in large part by the desire by businesses to reduce their investments in expensive hardware, software and system upgrades. Virtual environments offer state of the art computing technology on a “pay for what you need” basis, providing the potential for significant cost savings to businesses of all sizes, Black explains.