McKinney, TX, USA – June 22, 2017 – VAZATA, a leader in managed hosting, colocation, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and cloud managed services, announced today it has been awarded a technology solutions, products, and services contract by The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS), a Texas purchasing coop that makes it easier for municipal government, K-12, and higher education institutions to buy hardware, software, and more. The contract was awarded to VAZATA in concert with Nimble Storage, which offers predictive and cloud-ready flash storage. The contract allows VAZATA to sell the suite of Nimble Storage products.
TIPS offers its membership access to competitively procured purchasing contracts. VAZATA was vetted by the team at TIPS, based on published scoring criteria that weighs product pricing, company strength, references, and other factors to provide TIPS members with solutions that are competitiveness in the market.
“VAZATA has teamed up with Nimble Storage to help TIPS members competitively procure one of the best storage solutions on the market,” said Jim Mangus, Director of Federal Programs of VAZATA. “Nimble provides multiple flash storage scenarios for efficiency that’s five times faster than the competition, can scale-up and scale-out, offers flexible service levels, and has incredible predictive analytics capabilities that simplify management and support.” The suite of Nimble Storage products includes Flash Storage Arrays, Converged Infrastructure Solutions, Multicloud Storage, and the InfoSight cloud-based predictive analytics engine that integrates, automates, and substantially simplifies storage administrative tasks.
Purchasing is a necessary activity for any business or organization. The Interlocal Purchasing System procurement process reduces purchasing-related stress for over 4,500 members, including government and education entities. TIPS is housed at and managed by the Region 8 Education Service Center located in Pittsburg, Texas. TIPS’ state-of-the-art purchasing procedures comply with purchasing laws and ethical business practices. Competitively priced solicitation and bulk purchasing yields economic benefits unobtainable by individual entities.
“We are excited to be part of the TIPS vendor community,” said Mangus. “As a TIPS vendor we can offer school districts and other governmental entities greater efficiency and economy in acquiring technology products. TIPS levels the playing field for smaller entities that are not always able own their own to command the level of purchasing power of a large organization.”
The Interlocal Purchasing System, better known as TIPS Purchasing Cooperative, is a national purchasing cooperative based in Texas that makes it easier for municipal governments, K-12, and institutions of higher education to buy technology solutions hardware, software, and much more. TIPS offers over 4,800 members nationwide access to competitively priced purchasing contracts, leveraging member purchasing power and streamlining procurement processes for efficiency.
VAZATA currently offers replication and back-up DRaaS options as they are certified provider serving Global 1000 businesses, U.S. Federal Government Agencies and Mid-Market Enterprises.