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Vital Support Systems

June 19, 2013 09:30 ET

DISTek® Integration, Inc. Selects Vital Support Systems as New IaaS Provider Through ReliaCloud™ Service

DES MOINES, IA--(Marketwired - Jun 19, 2013) - Vital Support Systems and DISTek Integration, Inc. announced today they have signed a multi-year contract. Vital will provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and ReliaCloud™ services (a virtualized, outsourced production server environment) for DISTek.

"Our number one objective was to get out of the network administration role," says Bob Theisen, Information Technology manager at DISTek. "In choosing Vital Support Systems, we have successfully transferred our IT processes to a strong, local partner that provides system redundancy and failover. We feel confident our IT is in an environment that's highly secured and element-protected. Plus, we get more time to focus on our core business."

DISTek is an embedded software services provider specializing in off-highway vehicle systems. The company specializes in turning proof-of-concept software into production-ready firmware for the most demanding off-highway systems.

In choosing Vital Support Systems and its ReliaCloud service, DISTek is moving to a completely virtualized, outsourced production server environment.

"We found that with ReliaCloud, we could move to a more comprehensive, enterprise-class solution at a lower cost," Theisen said. "Easy access to the Vital data center was probably the key driver of all the benefits. But, I can't speak enough about the completeness of the service offering, from access to hosting, to administration, to managed services, support services and implementation, the Vital project management team has met or exceeded all my expectations."

In addition to ReliaCloud, Vital offers a comprehensive suite of products and services, including: planning, engineering, procurement, and installation. The company also provides management of IT infrastructure solutions from world-class hardware and software vendors such as Cisco, EMC, Hewlett Packard, VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix. Vital provides a wide range of IT solutions, including colocation, disaster recovery, and data security services to businesses throughout the Midwest.

"We are thrilled to partner with DISTek," says Jeff Sparling, CEO, Vital Support Systems. "We look forward to delivering the highest level of service and the technology infrastructure that DISTek is counting on."

Interested in what else Theisen has to say about choosing Vital? Read his comments. Learn more about DISTek and Vital Support Systems.

About DISTek
DISTek Integration, Inc., founded in 1992, is an embedded software services provider specializing in off-highway vehicle systems. DISTek specializes in providing full software development services from design concept through to system integration and test. DISTek has over 90 employees, the majority of whom are Electrical, Software, or Computer Engineers. DISTek is employee owned, is headquartered in Carthage, IL, and has its main operations office located in Cedar Falls IA. DISTek can be found on the web at

About Vital Support Systems
Founded in 2001, Vital Support Systems is an information technology company providing network and systems solutions, cloud infrastructure, colocation and managed services to businesses nationwide. Vital Support Systems provides the most flexible infrastructure options in the industry -- on-premise, colocated in one of our Tier 3 data centers, or in the cloud, using ReliaCloud™ Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). In addition, Vital partners with global leaders, such as Cisco, Citrix, EMC, HP, Microsoft, VMware and others to design, procure, implement, or manage mission critical solutions. To provide an even more comprehensive range of IT services, Vital joined TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC (TDS HMS) in June 2012. Visit for more information.

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,, and 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

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