Wednesday, 10 June, 2015

ViON is Awarded the Texas DIR Cloud Services Contract to Provide Quasar Data Center Services

The Contract Will Provide Cloud Infrastructure to Texas State and Local Governments, Public Education and Public Entities



HERNDON, Va. – June 10, 2015 – ViON Corporation, a market leader in the design, delivery and maintenance of mission critical IT infrastructure solutions, and Quasar Data Center, a provider of Cloud services and data center co-location, jointly announced that they will market Cloud services, allowing Texas-based state and local government, public education and other public entities to purchase Cloud infrastructure. ViON is the prime contractor; Quasar will provide services as a subcontractor, with work to be performed in Quasar’s data center in Houston.

Through this contract, ViON will offer Cloud IaaS for mission-critical and high-performance applications, hosted at the Quasar Data Center, a Tier 1 POP and Tier III capable facility. This partnership between ViON and Quasar leverages ViON’s contacts and expertise offering Cloud infrastructure services to the public sector markets. Additionally, Quasar is a “Historically Underutilized Business” (HUB), which offers an advantage to Texas buyers seeking to meet HUB spending targets. Funds spent on Cloud services through ViON and Quasar will largely remain in Texas.

Utilizing proprietary technology and architecture that enables scalable, faster platforms by spanning across a large number of servers, Quasar’s Cloud infrastructure is unique when compared to traditional Virtual Desktop Infrastructure solutions. Traditional models involve single physical servers or hosts that run multiple virtual machines (VMs). This can create a problematic architecture: If one host fails, then multiple VMs will fail.  Quasar’s distributed architecture provides the best user experience by distributing the VMs across multiple physical hosts.  As applications demand additional CPU, RAM and Network provisions, the Cloud will automatically add them as needed. ViON supports this with enterprise class systems to provide high levels of reliability and availability. 

“The products and services of Quasar and ViON are highly complimentary, and given ViON’s traditional focus on public entities and governmental operations, together we bring an entirely unique skill set to Texas-based organizations in need of Cloud infrastructure,” said Tom Frana, President and CEO of ViON.

About ViON Corporation 
ViON Corporation designs, delivers and maintains mission-critical IT infrastructure solutions on an enterprise scale for the military, governments and commercial businesses, while offering the highest level of security available anywhere around the globe. ViON is well known for its cost-effective compute, network and storage capabilities, delivered on premise or through the cloud anywhere on earth. Supported by cleared resources that are highly trained and armed with the industry's latest certifications and specializations, ViON has a legacy of helping its customers meet business goals and mission objectives, support warfighters and deliver citizen services and drive innovation and business growth. The veteran-owned business is located in Herndon, Virginia with field offices throughout the United States. For more information visit www.vion.com.

About Quasar Data Center
Quasar Data Center is a full-service, carrier neutral data center located in downtown Houston, Texas.  Quasar offers a wide range of 24/7/365 services including colocation, cloud services, business continuity and disaster recovery, data back-up and storage, managed IT services, high performance computing and cyber-security.  Quasar has proven itself as a reliable, hardened data center and cloud provider. The facility has redundant cooling, redundant network switches, dual power grids and two backup generators - Quasar is on the same power grid as the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Corrections Department, which are top priorities for CenterPoint Energy.  The facility operations, environmental controls, network and cloud computing operations have been SSAE16, Type II certified for the last 4 years.  For more information visit www.quasardata.com


Media Contact 
Edward Levens (for ViON) 
919.346.5531 
eslevens@propelmg.com 


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