Press Release

DES MOINES, Iowa – July 23, 2013 — Vital Support Systems announced today the availability of Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS), which is built on EMC® Corporation’s technology.

The BaaS offering, by Vital, uses cloud infrastructure to back up customer data to a secure facility. It provides clients a flexible, on-demand infrastructure that they don’t have to purchase, configure or maintain.

“We are pleased Vital Support Systems is leveraging the strength of EMC’s vibrant and growing service provider program to enable them to build a world-class, EMC powered backup service for customers,” said Michelle De Hertogh, senior director, EMC Global Alliance and Service Provider Marketing. “Fusing their data center facilities with EMC storage technology and integrating the offering with EMC Avamar® and EMC RecoverPoint® software neatly address the security concerns expressed by many enterprise customers while keeping it simple to access files stored locally or in the cloud.”

Vital, a long-standing partner with EMC, was also recently named a Silver EMC Velocity™ service provider.

“We continue researching and investing in cloud-based, enterprise-level service offerings that can help our customers operate more effectively and efficiently,” said Bob Chaplin, vice president of Systems Engineering, Vital Support Systems. “Our new BaaS offering, along with our ReliaCloud™ product, do just that. Bottom line, BaaS provides businesses peace of mind. Now, they can focus on moving their businesses forward knowing their data is safer.”

Vital, along with sister companies VISI, Inc. and OneNeck® IT Services Corp., are part of TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems.

The BaaS offering is managed out of TDS HMS Tier 3 data centers. These data centers, which utilize EMC NAS replication service, EMC Avamar, and EMC RecoverPoint to power BaaS, provide redundancy and disaster recovery for customers.

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