Jason Yaeger explains how data security changes for those hosted in the private or public cloud.

Michigan Colocation

Posted on December 5, 2010 by

Michigan Colocation has the advantage that Michigan has the lowest incidence of natural disasters in the entire continental U.S.

5 SaaS Server Hosting Options

Posted on October 26, 2010 by

As SaaS providers decide between running the servers internally or outsourcing some or all of the server management, they have a number of hosting options available – ranging from basic colocation to managed servers to cloud solutions.

The New York Times ran a story today on how public cloud performance is being measured – a key issue when subscribing to a public cloud where you have very little control over the architecture, performance, or how resources are shared between you and hundreds of other users in the same cloud.

Yan Ness, CEO of Online Tech, discusses why Ann Arbor is a cool place for Google Fiber.  With Merit Network, the founders of the Internet, and tons of intellectual capital based here around the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor is a no-brainer for Google Fiber.

The recent economic downturn has put tremendous pressure on data center operators, as it has on most everyone else, to cut costs and avoid expenses wherever possible. Despite the economic turmoil, however, demand for data storage space and computing power has not diminished. As a result, companies have been faced with an increasingly difficult decision: upgrade or outsource? As data center equipment ages, companies must decide whether to upgrade existing data centers (or even construct new data centers) or to …

Detroit Colocation

Posted on December 14, 2009 by

Looking for Detroit Colocation? For Detroit colocation, there is no better colocation data center than Online Tech’s Mid-Michigan data center – the largest colocation data center near Detroit, Michigan. The data center was originally built by EDS for General Motors.  Online Tech took over the data center in 2006 to deliver colocation services to businesses in the Detroit Metro area. Online Tech delivers a full range of Detroit colocation services from basic colocation to fully managed colocation.  If you need …

Update: SAS 70 reports only on controls related to financial reporting. If you need assurance of controls directly related to data centers, including privacy, security and availability, look for a SOC 2 report. SAS 70 was replaced by SSAE 16 in June 2011. With the recent passing of the new HITECH (Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health) act – an addition to pre-existing HIPAA rules and regulations – the stakes for data breaches to private health information are …

Update: SAS 70 reports only on controls related to financial reporting. If you need assurance of controls directly related to data centers, including privacy, security and availability, look for a SOC 2 report. SAS 70 was replaced by SSAE 16 in June 2011. A “SAS 70 audited” data center is a label used by many hosting companies to help show the value of their services but what does it really mean to be hosted in one? What is a SAS …

Online Tech announced today that it is shutting down its smallest data center located in downtown Ann Arbor . The center was its oldest of three data centers and no longer meets Online Tech’s high-end infrastructure standards. Current clients will be upgraded to Online Tech’s recently acquired, more efficient data center located in the Avis Farms technology center on the south side of Ann Arbor. This move is continuation of a larger business plan which began this past July when …

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