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					‘ReliaCloud’ Cloud Computing Service Launched By VIS
Public Beta Testing of ReliaCloud’s Cloud Server Product Has Begun

December 17, 2009 01:12 PM Eastern Time  

MINNEAPOLIS--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--VISI, a leading data center services and managed hosting provider, today ann
into the public cloud computing services business with the launch of the public beta of its ReliaCloud™ service. 

“After many months of preparation, we’re proud to take the covers off a cloud computing service we specifically designed to be mo
commodity providers in the market,” said Jason Baker, CTO of VISI. “We didn't want customers to have to re-architect their soluti
reliably in the cloud. We knew they wanted enterprise-grade security and peace of mind.” 

Baker said other goals in designing the service were elasticity and affordability. “We wanted customers to be able to scale from 10
servers, and back down again. And we wanted them to have the option of doing this programmatically via an API.” On the final goa
Baker said, “We made our pricing transparent. What you get for our competitive price – starting at 5 cents per server hour – is a sli
management portal, high availability, load balancing, 24x7x365 support, and a complete API.” 

The service is targeted both to IT managers in established, small to midsized firms, and to startup firms that want to take advantage
economic benefits provided by running their servers and applications in the cloud.

“Though there are some large players already in the public cloud computing marketplace, it is still a nascent business, and a rapidly
there is certainly room for a competitive offering such as ReliaCloud,” said Antonio Piraino, Research Director at Tier 1 Research.
projected that cloud computing services will cross the $1 billion dollar market in 2011.

Business users are invited to apply to be beta testers for the ReliaCloud service by filling out a one-page form at www.reliacloud.co
registered, you can start experiencing pay-as-you-grow, highly available, elastic, enterprise-grade cloud services right away,” said

About ReliaCloud:

ReliaCloud™ encompasses a set of highly reliable, secure cloud computing services, the first two of which are Cloud Servers and (
Cloud Storage. ReliaCloud™ Servers are complete computing environments that you can provision 24 hours-a-day, with full admin
Once you register for an account, you can begin building new cloud servers immediately. To learn more about ReliaCloud, follow us
Facebook, or visit www.reliacloud.com.

About VISI:

Founded in 1994, VISI is the Upper Midwest’s largest locally owned data center services and managed hosting provider, offering c
colocation, and managed hosting services. VISI serves 10,000 customers with products and services provided through its two worl
Type II data centers, in St. Paul and Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The company provides a full range of robust Web and application ho
first-rate Internet services and support, and personal, expert advice. To learn more about VISI, follow us on Twitter or Facebook,
395-9000, or visit www.visi.com.

Contacts
VISI
Media Contact:
Gary Elfert, 612-395-8949
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