Tag: michigan disaster recovery

On Tuesday, the Michigan chapter of AFCOM held a meeting at Jackson National Life in Lansing, MI. AFCOM is an association working to help advance data center and facilities management professionals around the world. They do this through research, magazines, conferences, and the educational meetings of local chapters. In the morning Brendan Nageotte from Schneider Electric spoke about DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) systems. After lunch Online Tech’s Director of Product Management Jason Yaeger spoke in tandem with Jeff Jaskot, …

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 over the next few weeks, I will look in depth at a variety of natural disasters and analyze the geographical locations with a high concentration of data centers versus locations that offer low natural disaster probability and severity. Data Center …

Although it is extremely rare for Michigan to suffer damage from a hurricane, there are many lessons that can be learned about the importance of business continuity and disaster recovery plans.  David Sarbacha of Deloitte Touche LLP identified 10 lessons that Michigan companies could use to better prepare for a disaster. 1.  Take care of employees – It is impossible for employees to think about work if basic necessities are not being met.  Companies should consider providing employees water, food, …

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 of the area, and availability of a knowledgeable workforce. The state of Michigan offers many positives in all of these areas. Let’s take a look at the top 5 reasons why Michigan is a good disaster recovery location. 1.  Low …

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 about the growing IT industry in Michigan: Despite major job reductions in many Michigan industries as a result of the recent recession, the number of IT firms and jobs expanded from 2005-2009. IT jobs grew at a five percent growth …

Online Tech co-CEOs Yan Ness and Mike Klein will be attending the 2013 Governor’s Economic Summit next week in Detroit, Michigan to collaborate with other state leaders and contribute a Michigan hosting provider‘s perspective. Governor Rick Snyder will lead a conference devoted to creating solutions to address the state’s employer talent needs, as well as create opportunities for regional collaboration and placemaking (a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces). This invitation-only event hosted at the …

According to Mlive.com, Michigan ranked fourth in the country for new major corporate facilities and expansions in 2012. Site Selection magazine’s annual Governor’s Cup reports that Michigan increased from 85 qualified new building/expansion projects in 2011 to 337 in 2012 (nearly 300 percent), preceded by Pennsylvania, Ohio and Texas. Site Selection is a corporate real estate strategy and area economic development magazine, the official publication of the Industrial Asset Management Council. Qualified new projects must involve an investment of $1 …

Michigan Offers Top Data Center’s Host Cities Recently I listened to a very interesting webinar by UBM Future Cities “Choosing Your Data Center’s Host City.” The webinar focused on what qualities you should consider when selecting a location to build a data center for colocation. Throughout the presentation, Andre Belisle shared some of the criteria that should be used when selecting a data center location. Low Natural Disasters – A location should be selected that has low probability of natural …

Michigan state officials and CIO/security officers from major Southeast Michigan businesses are combining efforts to formulate a disaster recovery response plan in the event of a cyber attack. An increasing number of recent private and public sector attacks have heightened the importance of cyber security awareness and remediation readiness. Chief Security Officer Dan Lohrmann told Crain’s Detroit that the plan (to be made public later this spring) would: First, categorize and define the cyber attack by – Statewide disruption Large …

Online Tech’s co-CEO Mike Klein will be presenting on a Michigan disaster recovery panel hosted by the 7×24 Exchange Southeast Michigan reliability forum next Tuesday, February 28 in Southfield, Michigan. The panel discussion will be followed up by a roundtable session including experts in planning for DR, during a disaster, clean-up after a disaster, and experiences with data center disasters. Session: Are You Prepared for a Disaster Like “Sandy”? Date: Thursday, February 28th, 2013 Time: 4:30 PM Registration and Networking; …

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