Tag: Software-as-a-Service

Online Tech Customers Happy with Upgrade to Better Data Center

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 … Continue reading

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Why the Cloud Needs Colocation

CEO of Online Tech, Yan Ness, shows how colocation can lead to widespread adoption of the Cloud. What is Cloud Computing? Cloud computing is a type of shared computing where one utilizes a hosting provider’s large-scale computing infrastructure. In other … Continue reading

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Is a N+1 Data Center the Best Strategy for Small and Mid-Size Businesses?

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 … Continue reading

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uRefer and Online Tech Sign SaaS Hosting Agreement

Announced today, uRefer, the leading referral marketing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, has signed an agreement with Online Tech to host their SaaS referral platform in Online Tech’s SAS-70 certified data centers. Posted on uRefer’s company blog earlier in the week, uRefer … Continue reading

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How Can You Be Sure That Your Customers’ Application Data Is Securely & Reliably Hosted by the SaaS Provider?

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 … Continue reading

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Does Your SaaS Hosting Partner Offer Professional Incident Management & Escalation Procedures?

Nothing is more frustrating as a SaaS company than getting little to no information about a service issue from your hosting provider.  The SaaS best hosting providers have a genuine and very visible culture of service that prevents this from … Continue reading

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What Questions Should You Ask Your SaaS Hosting Provider?

We just published a new e-Tips white paper on the Seven Essential Questions SaaS Companies Should Ask Their Hosting Providers before selecting a partner. Beyond these seven questions, what questions do you consider essential in selecting your SaaS Hosting partner?

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How Exactly Will the Managed Server Hosting Solutions Keep Pace With Your Business Growth?

SaaS companies are nervous about getting locked into hosting solutions that restrict their growth and profitability.   Imagine you had to build a store but you’ve no idea if it should be 500 sq feet or the size of two city … Continue reading

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How Does a SaaS Hosting Provider Balance Real-Time Maintenance Windows With Always-On Service?

Real-time Maintenance Windows Should Not Affect Your Customers.   If you design your hardware stack properly (see the model described in the Internet Delivery Stack) and make use of redundant hardware, you can still maintain full production availability even during a … Continue reading

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Does Your SaaS Hosting Partner Provide ‘High Availability’ Managed Dedicated Servers?

Business-class data centers can cost from $1000 to $1500 per square foot to construct, equating to 10 – 20 year investments. This means that significant capital investments are required to provide and maintain space, power, cooling and network functionality in … Continue reading

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