Global leader in fall protection and rescue for high risk workers partners with VISI to secure IT infrastructure in Minnesota data center.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (Aug. 29, 2012) – Capital
Safety is a company designed to manage risks, normally of high rise and danger
prone workforces. But this time the risk
they needed to manage was within their own operations. They turned to VISI, who operates the only commercially available
Uptime Institute Design Certified Tier III data center
in Minnesota, to colocate their data.
“We identified operational risks associated with our IT
infrastructure and sought a partner who could help us protect our own data and
provide solid colocation facilities in a Tier
III facility. As
we expanded internationally we understood that could not let an outage in Red
Wing, Minnesota impact our operations in Canada, United Kingdom, France or
Australia,” states Bill Knaak, senior manager of Global IT and Operations for
Capital Safety’s work customers and workforce of over
1,100 people relay on a seamless IT infrastructure for purchasing, ordering,
shipping, manufacturing and global communications.
And more growth is on the way for Capital Safety with a
new colocation project ready to move to VISI any day from Red Wing, Minn. Knaak
adds “I have high expectations in terms of a facilities quality, network
availability, physical infrastructure, heating, cooling and power
availability. I’ve been in a lot of data
centers across the globe. VISI is in the top three. So selecting VISI for colocation
was not a difficult decision.”
is part of the Fortune 500® Telephone and Data Systems family of
companies. For more information about
the partnership between Capital Safety and VISI, visit
VISI Incorporated (VISI) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a Fortune 500® company. VISI provides a full range of data center services including colocation, managed services, hosting services and first-rate cloud computing infrastructure. VISI has the only commercially available Uptime Institute Design Certified Tier III data center in the Minnesota. VISI facilities are SSAE 16 Type II audited and staffed 24x7. To learn more about VISI, follow us on Twitter or Facebook, call 612-395-9000 or visit www.visi.com.