Tag: managed servers

Customer Big Switch to Managed Services “Customers don’t want to deal with equipment anymore,” says Yan Ness, Online Tech’s Co-CEO.  We are seeing customers more focused on buying applications than dealing with their servers.  They want to use our fully managed services and HIPAA, PCI and SOX compliant managed server hosting environment rather than do it themselves. “They just want to pay the price and have someone else take care of it.” Online Tech offers a full range of secure …

Michigan data center operator Online Tech will be exhibiting a range of secure hosting solutions for mission critical applications, including cloud hosting, colocation, managed servers, compliant hosting and disaster recovery, at the Midwest Technology Leaders 2013 symposium for IT executives and CIOs held in Detroit, Michigan. Online Tech’s Director of Operations Jason Yaeger will be speaking on a CIO panel at the event. Most recently, Jason was the recipient of the 2012 Crain’s Detroit Business CIO of the Year, exemplifying …

IBM estimates that 2,500,000,000,000,000,000 (2.5 quintillion) bytes of data are being created every day. Gone are the days when data can simply be stored on desktops. With people sending 144.8 billion emails sent per day, organizations and individuals creating 571 websites per minute, and Apple receiving 47,000 app downloads per minute; it is no wonder why 90% of today’s data has been created in the past two years. Today, companies – both large and small – must strategize and plan …

As an Online Tech client, you can use OTPortal to easily monitor the backup status of any servers for which you have OTBackup. Login to OTPortal at https://customer.onlinetech.com, open the Systems tab, and check the Devices section. Here you’ll find a color-coded indicator of each server’s backup status; green for good and red for failed. Our engineers constantly monitor backup jobs, and promptly restart backups for failed jobs. A notice that a job has been restarted is normally posted to the …

Benefits of Managed Dedicated Servers

Posted on October 12, 2011 by

When it comes to conducting a cost-benefit analysis of hosting your servers with a third party versus maintaining your own servers, take note that benefits lie primarily in security, support, reliability and scalability. Leaving IT up to the experts can save you time and money better spent on growing your business. Security – Quality data centers will invest the capital and time to undergo audits to ensure their physical security, logical network security, employee training and company-wide policies and procedures meet …

2011 Data Center Market Trends

Posted on October 5, 2011 by

DataCenterKnowledge.com recently released their 2011/2012 Data Center Market Insights report detailing the key trends driving data center market growth. Their methodology included a poll of over 200 data center professionals, including IT executives and facilities management in more than 13 different industries. A rising trend toward data center outsourcing is gaining momentum as 62 percent of respondents reported they are currently outsourcing, testing, or planning to use a data center service provider. What accounts for the trend in using IT …

SaaS Value Added and Risk Management

Posted on November 2, 2010 by

There is an interesting trade-off in value add and risk management as you move up the SaaS Delivery Stack. The higher layers represent the majority of the value add for most SaaS providers.

5 SaaS Server Hosting Options

Posted on October 26, 2010 by

As SaaS providers decide between running the servers internally or outsourcing some or all of the server management, they have a number of hosting options available – ranging from basic colocation to managed servers to cloud solutions.

Many low end dedicated servers on the market are desktop computers that are stacked on metal shelves or put on roll-able baker’s racks and sold as dedicated “servers”. At Online Tech, desktop computers aren’t what our clients are looking for in a managed dedicated server.  Our clients need managed servers with 24×7 reliability to run their customer-facing systems and internal IT infrastructure.  Running those systems on desktop computers doesn’t provide the reliability that our clients demand. The same is true …

This is the second in the series on PCI Compliance by guest blogger Adam Goslin, an experienced consultant that assists companies with achieving and maintaining PCI Compliance.  PCI compliant hosting is important for all of our clients who hold and handle credit card information. The series explains the six objectives of PCI DSS, what to look for in a PCI compliant data center, and how to maintain PCI compliance for your company. We hope that you find it useful and …

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