MANKATO, Minn., Feb. 24, 2010 – Enventis, a subsidiary of HickoryTech (NASDAQ:HTCO, news, filings),recently partnered with TEAM Companies as a preferred telecommunications service provider in TEAM Companies’ new world-class data center located in the Des Moines, Iowa area. The preferred partnership offers Enventis customers access to a world-class tier III data center with competitively priced Ethernet, MPLS, dedicated Internet services and other data services.
“We are pleased to work with industry leaders like Enventis in providing turnkey global solutions in IT infrastructure,” said Mark Kittrell, co-founder and vice president of development at TEAM Companies, an emerging leader in next generation data center services in the Upper Midwest. “Our commitment to that end, is what makes a partnership like the one with Enventis mutually rewarding.”
“We are excited to partner with TEAM and offer customers a complete hosted and managed communications solution,” said John Morton, president of HickoryTech’s Business Solutions Division. “Our expertise in developing a cost-effective network solution coupled with TEAM’s world-class data center for hosting offers customers all the benefits for a reliable outsourced data center solution.”
The TEAM data center facility, located in the Des Moines, area will be 46,000 square feet upon completion of all three phases of construction and will achieve a one-of-a-kind “fail safe” facility, built to protect vital information and virtually eliminate the chance of catastrophic failure. The building design includes retina scanners for personal identification, the ability to withstand an F4 tornado, 14-24 inch concrete and steel reinforced walls, a fire detection system that can identify a smoke molecule present at 1/100 of a percent, and multiple levels of redundancy and back up.
Enventis specializes in providing integrated communication solutions for businesses of all sizes – from small- and medium-sized businesses to enterprise multi-office organizations. Enventis provides fiber and data services, managed and hosted services, and professional support services addressing a business’s ever-growing dependence on integrated IT systems that demand highly-available networks. Enventis is also a Cisco Gold Certified Partner. To learn more about Enventis, visit www.team-companies.com.
About TEAM Companies
TEAM Companies, a leading data services provider in the Upper Midwest, specializes in world-class data center development. With nearly 20 years of industry expertise, TEAM Companies has a proven record of security and reliability, and is uniquely positioned as an owner, operator and design builder of multi-tenant, co-location facilities. TEAM Companies has built data centers in Cedar Falls and Des Moines, Iowa, as well as Madison, Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.team-companies.com.
About HickoryTech Corporation
HickoryTech Corporation (dba HickoryTech and Enventis) is a leading integrated communications provider in the markets it serves. With headquarters in Mankato, Minn., the corporation has approximately 450 employees and a regional fiber network with facilities-based operations in Minnesota and Iowa. Enventis serves businesses of all sizes across a five-state region with IP-based voice, data and network solutions. HickoryTech provides bundled residential and business services including high-speed Internet, Digital TV and voice services in its legacy telecom markets. The Company trades on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, symbol: HTCO, and is a member of the Russell 2000 index. For more information, visit www.hickorytech.com.