Happy New Year! It’s been a huge year for us at Online Tech, from hitting our 20th anniversary, to opening two new data centers throughout the great lakes region. We’ve definitely been busy, and we aren’t looking to slow down now.

Our next Michigan event will be a half-day business continuity and disaster recovery workshop. This workshop will be on February 19th, at our Metro Detroit data center. We’ve gathered a group of experts to give some hands-on business continuity planning help. Here’s how it’s all going down:

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast, Networking, and Check-in
9:00 – 10:00 Hands-on Business Continuity Planning
10:00 – 11:00 IT Disaster Recovery Architecture Options: 3 Real Scenarios
11:00 – 12:00 Real Life Disaster Recovery: Precious Vicarious Lessons

If you’re having trouble with your particular IT disaster recovery solution, bring it up! We’ll be using the 10:00am session to look at the architectures of three participants who are interested in getting the focus of our experts, as well as a bit of valuable peer reviewing.

Our Experts
Lance Thompson is the founder and President of Baseline Data Services with 30 years of business experience within the IT marketplace.

Starting his career with IBM in the late 70s, Lance went on to start, develop and grow multiple companies supplying computer hardware, software, bank operations services, disaster recovery services and more.

Today, those successful experiences have culminated into a large client base of satisfied customers, an extraordinary team of engineers and a 100% recovery success rate.

Steven Aiello is a Technical Architect who works closely with infrastructure and security teams to create architectures that are highly resilient.

Formerly a Senior Product Architect at Online Tech, Steven was responsible for designing the company’s critical infrastructure including virtualization, storage, and security initiatives across 5 data centers. Designs were in line with client needs which included primarily banking and healthcare verticals.

Mr. Aiello holds a BA in Technology Management and a Master’s of Science with a concentration in Information Assurance from Eastern Michigan University.
His certifications include CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional), ISACA CISA, SANS GSEC, VMware VCP (VMware Certified Professional), VMware VCAP-DCD (Data Center Design), and  Cisco CCNA ( Cisco certified Network Associate).

Nick Lumsden is a technology leader with 15 years of experience in the technology industry from software engineering to infrastructure and operations to IT leadership.
In 2013, Lumsden joined Online Tech as Director of Infrastructure, responsible for the full technology stack within the company’s five Midwest data centers – from generators to cooling to network and cloud infrastructure.

The Michigan native returned to his home state after seven years with Inovalon, a healthcare data analytics company in the Washington D.C. area. He was one of Inovalon’s first 100 employees, serving as the principal technical architect, responsible for scaling its cloud and big data infrastructure, and protecting hundreds of terabytes worth of sensitive patient information as the company grew to a nearly 5,000-employee organization over his seven years of service.

Want to come? Register to attend! Spots are limited to the first 50 registrations, so don’t wait. See you in 2015!