Tag: data center

Online Tech’s Director of Product Management, Jason Yaeger, will be joining the 7×24 Exchange Southeast Michigan Chapter event, Data Center Design Concepts For Today…And Beyond in Livonia on Thursday, January 30th. Some of the questions this panel will answer: What factors need to be considered in designing or retrofitting a data center today? What has changed in the last decade that determines an optimal design or retrofit? What has been learned to make data centers more flexible for future needs? …

I recently attended the inaugural meeting of the 7 x 24 Exchange group held in Southfield on September 14th. The topic of this initial seminar was “Come learn about Containerized Data Centers and Packaged Infrastructure”. The presentation was given by HP and Active Power. The talk was centered around learning how containerized systems compare to traditional brick-and-mortar data centers in the areas of: Reliability Lead time Time-to-Construct Capital Costs and Operating Costs Energy Efficiency Goals My take away from this …

The recent economic downturn has put tremendous pressure on data center operators, as it has on most everyone else, to cut costs and avoid expenses wherever possible. Despite the economic turmoil, however, demand for data storage space and computing power has not diminished. As a result, companies have been faced with an increasingly difficult decision: upgrade or outsource? As data center equipment ages, companies must decide whether to upgrade existing data centers (or even construct new data centers) or to …

Magic Coast, a long-time customer of Online Tech, is happy with their upgrade to our Avis Farms data center in Ann Arbor. Magic Coast provides live and on-demand video streaming technology backed by full production services. “We have been a customer of Online Technologies since first moving our headquarters to Ann Arbor, MI in 2006.”  Said Bill Dunning, CEO of Magic Coast.  “Online Tech has been a solid partner for us and we’re happy to continue the relationship as we …

Can managed services save my business? Yan Ness, CEO of Online Tech was one of four executives called upon to answer this question at an Automation Alley event this past Thursday, January 7, 2010. He was joined by: Brent Yax, CEO of Awecomm Technologies, LLC, Matt Henry, Account Manager of High Performance Systems, Inc. and Dan Hoban, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Nuspire Networks. While all four speakers spoke about the pros and cons of outsourcing managed services, Ness …

I was just describing what N+1 means for a data center to a team of new employees that joined Online Tech this week. The question came up – is an N+1 data center the best strategy for small & mid-size enterprises? The answer is “it depends”. “N” is enough to do the job – enough power, cooling, UPS, or internet bandwidth required to support the servers and applications running in the data center.  “N+1” is having 1 more of every …

To some extent, managed dedicated servers hosted in an outsourced data center have now become a trusted data bank on which the SaaS business model depends. That explains why many SaaS providers are being required to achieve PCI compliance or HIPAA compliance, as well as periodic and detailed audits of their systems, such as a SAS-70 audit. Excerpt from:  e-Tips: Seven Essential Hosting Questions For SaaS Providers.

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