“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 …

As we all take a step back to reminisce about the past year and drop the ball on a new one, those of us at Online Tech have plenty of achievements to celebrate. We’ve called this, our 20th year of existence, “the most ambitious and successful 12 months” in the company history in a recent press release. That’s notable, considering our 20th anniversary story about how we’ve evolved from being Michigan’s first ISP in 1994 to a leader in secure …

Football is a pretty hot topic around our water coolers this morning. How about yours? In Ann Arbor, home of our corporate headquarters and two data centers, the town is buzzing about the widely-reported hiring of Jim Harbaugh as coach at the University of Michigan – the alma mater of our co-CEO, Yan Ness. Plus, everybody in Michigan has a slight case of Detroit Lions fever. Particularly over at our Metro Detroit Data Center, which is located just 15 miles …

Since opening our Indiana Data Center earlier this year, we’ve spent plenty of time discussing the technical architecture behind creating Indianapolis’ first secure, compliant enterprise-class cloud computing, colocation, offsite backup and disaster recovery facility. However, we’re also quite proud of the staff we’ve compiled to operate that data center. This is the first in a series of posts introducing you to the Indiana Data Center team. We start with Data Center Administrator – and former military helicopter pilot – Travis …

When Online Tech opened its Indiana Data Center earlier this year, co-CEO Mike Klein said the company “saw a gap in secure cloud and data center infrastructure serving Indiana.” That gap continued to be filled when Online Tech launched its new and improved cloud infrastructure in mid-December, creating the only truly PCI, HIPAA and SOX-compliant cloud in Indianapolis. The enterprise-level cloud is built on EMC XtremIO all-flash array technology that offers clients faster application response times while increasing reliability and …

After 30 years in the disaster recovery field, Lance Thompson has some good stories to tell. The founder and president of Baseline Data Services shared a few of them – along with plenty more pertinent facts and advice – during a recent installment of the Online Tech “Tuesdays at Two” webinar series. Listed below are three paraphrased stories from “Lessons Learned From the Disaster Recovery Trenches,” and a quick recap of the messages behind each story. If you’re interested in …

Online Tech would like to thank the 58 customers and prospective customers who joined us for a night of fun and networking at Tuesday’s Detroit Red Wings vs. Columbus Blue Jackets game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Following a private dinner in the Olympia Club’s Manhattan Room, the group watched the Red Wings and Blue Jackets skate to a scoreless tie before Columbus won in a shootout. The outcome was a bit of a bummer, but we didn’t mind …

Data is growing exponentially. Not just in size, but also in importance to organizations. So how do you protect that data while simultaneously assuring it can be quickly recovered in case of an emergency? A recent Online Tech “Tuesdays at 2” webinar discussed how organizations can turn offsite backup into a recovery option. In “Transforming Your Offsite Backup into a Real Recovery Option,” guest host Steven Aiello led an in-depth dive into what he calls the “data protection spectrum” and …

New Indianapolis cloud combines performance of all-flash with security, compliance, and a multi-cloud strategy Months after opening our newest data center in Indiana, Online Tech has built a new and improved cloud infrastructure that is now operating from the facility in downtown Indianapolis. The cloud, which went live in mid-December, is an enterprise-level solution built around EMC’s XtremIO all-flash array technology. XtremIO’s multiple flash memory drives – which replaces standard spinning hard disk drives – offer Online Tech clients faster …

Get started now. Exceptional service awaits.

Live Chat