Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of blog posts about Online Tech’s cloud locations and the teams that work behind the scenes. Greetings from Indianapolis! I’m on the third stop of my world tour of Online Tech’s locations, and I’m really enjoying my stay in Indy so far! I toured Online Tech’s Indianapolis data center today! Did you know that it’s home to state-of-the-art cloud colocation and disaster recovery environments of clients across all industries? In fact, many clients set …

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of blog posts about Online Tech’s cloud locations and the teams that work behind the scenes. Welcome back on our data center world tour! In our last post, we were in Michigan learning about Online Tech’s four data centers and headquarters. Today, we travel to Austin, Texas! Aside from being known as the place for the SXSW music festival, Austin is also home to a burgeoning tech scene. Its central location within …

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of blog posts about Online Tech’s cloud locations and the teams that work behind the scenes. Welcome to the world tour of Online Tech’s cloud locations! After we acquired the cloud assets and infrastructure of IT provider Neverfail, we decided to show off each of our locations and introduce some of the awesome people behind the scenes. So, we’re starting right here with the birthplace and headquarters of Online Tech: Michigan! …

If you tried to catch up from Labor Day weekend by opening your Office 365 email this morning and found your computer still seemed to be in holiday mode, there’s a reason for that. According to a couple of different reports, one of Microsoft’s Texas data centers has suffered an outage due to a spike in internal temperature, causing a shutdown of servers hosted there. The shutdown was automatically initiated after local temperatures exceeded the set threshold so asto prevent …

Online Tech CEO Yan Ness had the opportunity to speak at the IMN data center conference in Washington, D.C., on June 9-10. He was part of a Cloud Service Provider CEO panel, and answered questions on future growth areas, how to remain competitive in a market dominated by large players, and specializing geographically. What is Online Tech doing to remain competitive in today’s crowded market? Yan explained that it is Online Tech’s people who make the difference, citing his white-glove …

This month, we brought a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) online at our Mid-Michigan data center. We maintain an N+1 redundancy configuration there and with the rapid growth in the amount of data we were hosting, we brought another UPS online to help carry the load and maintain our redundancy. In order to make this a successful event, there was a lot that had to be done. There were four different vendors onsite to help bring the UPS online. This involved switching over …

Flash, SAS or SATA storage?

Posted on March 30, 2016 by

All-flash storage has become a big trend not only in the consumer market with phones and laptops but also in the enterprise, with companies like EMC and Pure Storage dominating the news and the market. Does this mean traditional hard disk storage is dead? Not exactly. Two big benefits of this non-volatile memory are that it does not require power to maintain stored data integrity, and it resists wear and tear better than traditional hard drives. These two combined have made it the …

Looking for the best place for data hosting? Consider Indiana. If you’re in charge of finding a place for data hosting, one of the bigger challenges can be finding the right location. You want a place that’s safe but also not impossible to get to if needed. After all, you’re looking for a place to store your most valuable asset—your data. Here are three reasons why you should choose Indianapolis, Indiana to host your data, whether it’s stored via cloud, colocation …

You’ve decided to outsource your IT needs to a third-party provider. But who should you trust with your critical infrastructure and data? This article will give you some tips on what to look for in a secure hosting partner and provide you with a checklist of what you should expect to find when you take a tour of a potential data center. The data center provider you choose is more than just a building. You’ll be keeping the most valuable …

On Dec. 23, 2015 Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law tax-reform legislation that gives data centers in Michigan exemption on sales and use taxes. The tax breaks are contingent on the data center industry collectively creating 400 new jobs by 2022 and 1,000 by 2026. The law specifies the sale and use of data center equipment, and includes computers, servers, and routers, as well as any related equipment used to build a data center in Michigan. It does not include third-party equipment …

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