Since opening our Indiana Data Center earlier this year, we’ve spent plenty of time discussing the technical architecture behind creating Indianapolis’ first secure, compliant enterprise-class cloud computing, colocation, offsite backup and disaster recovery facility. However, we’re also quite proud of the staff we’ve compiled to operate that data center. This is the first in a series of posts introducing you to the Indiana Data Center team. We start with Data Center Administrator – and former military helicopter pilot – Travis …

Now that we’ve opened our Indianapolis data center, we’d like to get to know our neighbors. In January, Online Tech will be hosting a Colts tailgating event, and an offsite backup and disaster recovery workshop. In addition, we’ll also be hosting the Central Indiana ISSA chapter meetings throughout 2015! The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a global organization of IT security professionals that meets regularly to speak about changes in infosec, give resources and insight to the community, and …

Amid the hustle and bustle of the end of the year, we expect everyone’s doing some planning for 2015. Between your holiday parties and IT budgets, don’t forget to put our Indianapolis Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workshop on your calendar for January! The workshop will be held in our newly opened Indianapolis data center, and will last from 8am-12pm on January 22nd. Focused on Business Continuity planning, the workshop will kick off with a hands-on look at individual BC …

When Online Tech opened its Indiana Data Center earlier this year, co-CEO Mike Klein said the company “saw a gap in secure cloud and data center infrastructure serving Indiana.” That gap continued to be filled when Online Tech launched its new and improved cloud infrastructure in mid-December, creating the only truly PCI, HIPAA and SOX-compliant cloud in Indianapolis. The enterprise-level cloud is built on EMC XtremIO all-flash array technology that offers clients faster application response times while increasing reliability and …

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 …

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