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Modernizing the Data Center: A Real Company Case Study

THE CHALLENGE Develop a personalized data center solution with a like-minded partner. United Bank & Trust, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based bank, was founded on a desire to help its neighbors make the best financial decisions for their personal and business … Continue reading

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Michigan Data Center Earthquake Risks

Michigan Data Centers Offer Minimal Earthquake Risks This week we take a look at what geographical U.S. regions contain high earthquake risks. Earthquakes are unlike other natural disasters such as tornadoes or hurricanes because they can not be predicted. However, … Continue reading

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Michigan Data Centers Offer Little Hurricane Risk

This week I will be focusing on one of the most destructive natural disasters – hurricanes.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted that 2013 will be an “active or extremely active” hurricane season with a 70 percent chance … 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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Michigan Data Centers Fuel State IT Industry Job Growth

In March, managed Michigan data center operator Online Tech attended the 2013 Governor’s Economic Summit in Detroit, Michigan to collaborate with other state leaders in order to develop solutions to address the state’s employer talent needs. A few fast facts … Continue reading

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