Category: Michigan Colocation

Staying ahead of the enterprise cloud backup and recovery curve

At the end of May, I’m speaking on a panel at IMN’s Data Center East Conference in New York City. The panel is titled “Staying Ahead of the Curve on Services (for data center operators)” and will focus its message … Continue reading

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Midwest IT executives talk innovation at Midwest Technology Leaders event

One of the best networking and strategy sharing events in the midwest is happening in just a few short days. On May 14th, hundreds of senior IT executives are going to meet at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth … Continue reading

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Low Tornado Risks for Michigan Data Centers – Ideal for Disaster Recovery

When selecting a disaster recovery location the geographic location is an important consideration.  As stated in Online Tech’s Disaster Recovery white paper, a low natural disaster zone should be selected to minimize the risk of critical IT infrastructure destruction. So … Continue reading

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Security and Availability: Michigan Data Centers for Michigan Businesses

With large corporations dominating the news, it’s sometimes hard to realize that 99% of all independent U.S. enterprises employ fewer than 500 people.  According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), 14.6 million Americans work for firms with 100 to … Continue reading

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When Data Centers Come to Town

I have written a lot about what companies should look for in a location when deciding to build or partner with a data center.  After the location has been decided upon, what happens when a data center decides to come … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons Why Michigan is a Good Disaster Recovery Location

The first and most important decision your organization can make regarding disaster recovery is deciding on the geographical location.  There are many things to consider including the probability and severity of natural disasters, other weather conditions like temperature, power structure … Continue reading

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Online Tech’s Michigan Data Centers Use Free Cooling

In many cooler geographical U.S. regions, data centers are looking at taking advantage of using the outside environment to cool their IT equipment.  Although this free cooling concept has been in existence for more than 30 years, it has becoming … Continue reading

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2013 Midwest Technology Leaders Symposium Next Week in Detroit, Michigan

The 2013 Midwest Technology Leaders Symposium starts in a week, so if you haven’t gotten yourself registered yet, you still have a little time to get yourself on the list. This symposium is the chance to hear from some of … Continue reading

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Using a Michigan Colocation Provider for Disaster Recovery

Even if your business requires a disaster recovery site, you are not locked into building a brick-and-mortar data center of your own.  There are several alternatives available that can help reduce costs but still maintain protection of a backup facility … Continue reading

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Detroit Colocation: Easing the Burden of IT for Michigan Businesses

For Michigan businesses of all types, outsourcing your IT infrastructure to a Detroit colocation provider can mean significant cost-savings, increased mission-critical data and application availability, and easy remote management. Choosing a Michigan data center facility eases the stress of installing … Continue reading

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