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 …

You’ve done your business impact analysis, and have created an offsite backup and recovery plan. Now you’re ready to move your data to an offsite location. Here’s a little help making sure you’re asking the right questions to get you through the initial setup of your offsite backup, straight from our new Offsite Backup and Disaster Recovery Buying Guide. It’s complete with questions you should be asking your company in order to be ready for the move, as well as …

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 …

BY YAN NESS Online Tech Co-CEO For 15 years, Online Tech has provided data backup services to our colocation and hosting clients. We used to back up to tapes in a large multi-tape system, then transport them from one data center to another. We moved to disk-based backup when the total cost to operate per GB of protected data using the disk was clearly less than tape. We knew we had to find a new way with a lower total …

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 …

If the burgeoning economic renaissance in the city of Detroit is to fully take root, there’s some serious infrastructure work to be done. And not just “infrastructure” in terms of fixing the crumbling roads or creating mass transportation options, like the M1 Rail streetcar project. No, we’re talking technology infrastructure. A recent story at FiveThirtyEight.com highlighted some of the city’s technological marvels – such as fire stations rigging fax machines to knock over soda cans full of coins. That, folks, …

Our ace photographer, Chris Rizzo, took so many excellent pictures at our Metro Detroit Data Center open house on Dec. 2 that it took us a full 10 days to whittle it down to our 10 favorites to post here. Among the strong turnout – approximately 400 registered for the event – were political dignitaries like Westland mayor William R. Wild, Wayne County Commissioner Richard LeBlanc and a representative from U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow’s office. Mayor Wild seemed to have …

Central Indiana ISSA Holiday Party

Posted on December 9, 2014 by

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! While we know your schedule is probably very busy between the end of quarter push and the family just about to show up on your doorstep, we think you should make room for a little bit of infosec fun. This Thursday from 6 to 9pm, The Central Indiana ISSA will be putting on their annual holiday party. The event will be at the Tow Yard Brewery in Indianapolis, and promises to be a great …

Waking up in a cold sweat worrying about the chaos that will ensue when mission critical IT systems go down? Resolved to make 2015 the year to sleep better about your offsite backup and recovery plan? These questions taken from our offsite backup and recovery buying guide will give you a head start. Read the full guide for more details, as well as a list of questions to ask potential offsite backup and recovery partners. Get a head start within …

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