Tag: michigan data centers

What does 2015 have in store for the data center and cloud computing industries? We sat down with Online Tech co-CEOs Yan Ness and Mike Klein to get some of their informed predictions: Klein on the changing customer requirements for cloud and data centers: “One of the most significant trends in the cloud and data center market in 2015 will be the way companies in industries outside of healthcare, retail and finance start to incorporate security and privacy into their …

Online Tech is excited to congratulate the winners of the 2014 a DiSciTech award from Corp! magazine. These Michigan companies are “leading the way in digital, science and technology” fields. The 29 companies listed in the technology category alone demonstrates the increasing volume of companies for Corp! to choose from. So as we celebrate our fourth DiSciTech award in five years, we also offer congratulations and wishes of continued growth to our fellow technology award winners: Attendance on Demand (Livonia), …

It’s official! We have a new data center in Metro Detroit. We’ll be opening another world-class facility where we can continue to keep data safe and secure. We’re excited about the long road ahead of us with this new Michigan data center facility; the building is incredibly well fortified and will provide additional options for our clients. But with all that’s ahead, I believe we can sometimes lose sight of just how much goes into getting where we are. I …

Last Friday, Online Tech accepted their sixth FastTrack Award at the Deals of the Year ceremony hosted by MLive Media Group and the Ann Arbor News. Online Tech has won the FastTrack Award six years, from 2006-2008, 2009, 2012-2013. The FastTrack Award is presented by Ann Arbor SPARK, an annual program sponsored by Ann Arbor SPARK recognizing companies in Washtenaw County for outstanding business success. According to their site, awards are presented to companies that had at least $100,000 gross revenue in …

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 needs, all the while keeping their money working for the community in which they live. Everyone from homebuyers to businesses to college-bound students have been turning to the bank for the past 120 years to help bring dreams to life. …

Online Tech will be joining the region’s Fortune 1000 CIOs and exhibiting secure hosting solutions, including the encrypted cloud, at Evanta’s 11th Annual Detroit Executive Summit on November 20, hosted at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel. According to Evanta.com, the Detroit CIO Executive Summit fosters an exclusive environment to accelerate leadership development and share best practices, while engaging speakers share breakthrough strategies on topics relevant to our region’s specific concerns. You’ll also have the unparalleled opportunity to network with leading …

Online Tech’s Co-CEO Mike Klein will be a panel moderator at the 4th Annual IMN Financing, Investing & Real Estate Development for Data Centers hosted in San Jose, California from October 28-29. The panel discussion, Build vs. Buy vs. Acquire, intends to cover: Defining managed services What services are your customers or clients requesting and how are you changing your business to accommodate these requests, demands or market shifts? Valuation of data centers with/without services What is managed services to …

As you watch with amazement and awe of the devastation seen with Colorado’s massive flooding, you can’t help but realize that you can never predict a natural disaster.   Unfortunately, this might only be the start as climatologists predict an increase in coastal flooding and 100-year, 500-year storms. In Some data center operators take their chances with floods, Arielle Emmet states how IT leaders are handling these dire predictions.  There are a variety of expert opinions on what data center managers …

Great Ideas Win

Posted on September 17, 2013 by

Opportunities are all around us – and the opportunity to get distracted is boundless. One of our core values is “Great Ideas Win” – but which great ideas should win? How do we judge what is a great idea that we should implement and what is simply a good idea – but not fit for our business? In one word – “Focus.” At Online Tech, our jobs as Co-CEOs is to be clear about who we are, what we do, …

The Experience Matters

Posted on September 12, 2013 by

I was flying the other day on Southwest Airlines.  It was early in the morning and everyone was doing the typical Southwest shuffle, navigating their way through the cattle line.  In typical Southwest fashion, the flight attendant came on the intercom and started going over the same routine those of us who have traveled too often have come to know all too well. What caught my attention was the attendants change from the normal freestyle routine of his or her …

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