By Yan Ness, co-CEO Backup and recovery. Has there been less emphasis on the second half of a duo since Simon & Garfunkel split up? Already the ugly stepchild of IT, never getting the same priority as customer issues, and often shipped off to be handled by other organizations, backup and recovery plans frequently overlook one important aspect: Getting backed-up data back to a production environment in the case of disaster. Yes, data is backed up. Yes, the backup is …

In 1989, when “The Simpsons” featured its first telephone prank in Season 1, Episode 3, IP addresses were basically free. Times have changed. Did you know that the world is now running low on IP addresses? With the advent of the “Internet of Things,” everything from TVs, phones, watches—even refrigerators, washing machines, thermostats and air conditioning units—has an IP address, so the available addresses are quickly being used up. ARIN, the organization that manages all IP addresses, is putting lots …

Cybersecurity is front and center in the headlines once again. Recent congressional hearings on the largest cyberattack in U.S. history — a breach into the personal data of anywhere from 4.2 to upwards of 18 million Americans — failed to identify anyone willing to take responsibility, and further hearings just last week produced similar results. Tony Scott, the U.S. Chief Information Officer, began his testimony by stating the problem: “Both state and non-state actors who are well financed, highly motivated, …

Join Online Tech at our Indianapolis data center on Tuesday, June 16, for a workshop: Securing Your Cloud in an Insecure World. In partnership with our co-sponsor, Radware, this half-day seminar features a panel of the nation’s foremost authorities on cloud security and compliance, who will address the real-world threats and risks the IT community deals with on a daily basis. Your Panel of Experts Ben Desjardins Ben Desjardins is the director of security solutions marketing at Radware. Driving the …

We have a stellar lineup of presenters slated for our June 2 workshop at our Metro Detroit data center: Securing Your Cloud in an Insecure World. In partnership with our co-sponsor, Radware, this half-day seminar will feature a panel of the nation’s foremost authorities on cloud security and compliance professionals to address the real-world threats and risks we all deal with on a daily basis. Your Panel of Experts Carl Herberger—Threat Landscape Carl Herberger is a leading expert on the …

Last year, we launched a fully encrypted, high-speed data analytics cloud from our Indianapolis data center. It’s a full enterprise-grade cloud based on EMC’s XtremIO and VNX all-flash array, Cisco UCS Blade Servers, and VMware’s virtualization platform. We built this cloud platform with two unique capabilities driven by our healthcare data analytics clients: Encryption everywhere – at rest, in transit, and backed up. Online Tech is one of the few cloud service providers that natively encrypts all the data in …

Do you stay up at night thinking about everything required to secure your cloud—from cybersecurity to compliance and everything in between? Worried that you’re missing steps in the process? Here’s your opportunity to get expert guidance and best practices from security, compliance, and risk mitigation experts. Get Real Answers to Your Questions Online Tech is hosting an interactive Cloud Security and Compliance workshop to help you make sure you’re dotting all your I’s and crossing all your T’s. The workshop, …

In his book “The Ultimate Question,” Fred Reichheld focuses on how a single question can be used to measure and drive your client experience. The Net Promoter Score is based on the fundamental perspective that every company’s customers can be divided into three categories: Promoters, Passives, and Detractors. By asking one simple question — “How likely is it that you would recommend [your company] to a friend or colleague?” — organizations can track these groups and get a clear measure …

“Dear Diary,” These words carry two powerful implications: If I am the author, this information is personally valuable and private to me. If I am not the author and reading someone else’s “dear diary” entry without being granted permission, I am violating a deeply personal boundary. With everything-as-a-service and the prevailing forecast calling for use of “clouds everywhere” to store and send all manner of sensitive data – personal, financial, or health related information – the internet of everything now …

What does 2015 have in store for the data center and cloud computing industries? We sat down with Online Tech co-CEOs Yan Ness and Mike Klein to get some of their informed predictions: Klein on the changing customer requirements for cloud and data centers: “One of the most significant trends in the cloud and data center market in 2015 will be the way companies in industries outside of healthcare, retail and finance start to incorporate security and privacy into their …

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