Tag: virtualization

Online Tech is exhibiting secure and compliant hosting solutions at Detroit SecureWorld 2013, held yesterday and today. Online Tech’s Senior Product Architect Steve Aiello spoke on a panel about network security: Network Security Industry Panel Discussion Panelists: Steven Aiello, Shane Harsch, Paul Giorgi, Don Gray, and Carl Herberger Moderator: Cathy Luders Where do you see the holes in modern day security programs? CH: I think large holes that are obvious: BYOD. I think the mobile problem is being omnipresent. I think the problem isn’t BYOD; …

In partnership with the Motor City Chapter of the ISSA (Information Systems Security Association), Online Tech will be presenting a special two-day Essential VMware BootCamp event with technical classes led by Steve Aiello, Virtualization Engineering and Systems Support Manager. This course counts for 12 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credits. When: Saturday, September 21 from 9:30-4PM and Saturday, October 5 from 9:30-4PM (Lunch will be provided) Where: Online Tech’s Ann Arbor 2 Data Center RSVP: Email secretary@issa-motorcity.org by Friday, September 13; indicate if you will be an active …

Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

Posted on July 8, 2013 by

Cloud-based disaster recovery can streamline data backup and recovery times, useful for mission-critical applications and data  required to be up and running at all times. Read below for an excerpt about virtualization and disaster recovery from our newest white paper, Disaster Recovery (download full text here): 5.1. Virtualization/Cloud Computing Disaster Recovery With virtualization, the entire server, including the operating system, applications, patches and data are encapsulated into a single software bundle or server – this virtual server can be copied …

Kirk Larson is presenting at Online Tech’s Fall into IT seminar, Friday, September 14 at 12PM ET. He will present BYOD: From Concept to Reality, a case study of how the Children’s Hospital of Central California uses a virtual environment to securely manage a BYOD environment without jeopardizing sensitive data. Fall into IT is a tech seminar held at our newest Ann Arbor data center with industry leaders speaking on security, compliance, mobile apps, BYOD and more. Sign up to attend …

Online Tech will be speaking at the Ann Arbor Virtualization Users Group event April 19. Event topics include VMware via Command line – VMware SRM Lessons – Hyper-V Briefing. Online Tech Systems Administrator Chris Schmitt will speak at the event on Hyper-V Briefing. Chris will discuss the current state of the art in Hyper-V deployments and future features of Windows Server 8. Other highlights of the event include: Topic: How-To: VMware Command Line – GUIs are for Wimps Speaker: VMware …

Video, music, classified ads, newspapers, magazines, pictures – all forms of media have been dramatically transformed by their digitization. iTunes, Amazon and all of their various devices have enabled a new business model that created fantastic wealth at the expense of old-guard leaders. This digital transformation was an onslaught that decimated local newspapers, record stores, film production, magazines and many more. IT professionals claim they dodged this. In fact, they claim they benefit from this. All of this digitization will …

2012 Health IT Spending & Trends

Posted on December 28, 2011 by

The healthcare IT market is rapidly growing and expected to continue through 2016. Here’s a look at 2012 health IT spending trends and a review of 2011. Nearly 90 percent of healthcare IT decision-makers are planning significant investments in hardware, software and other solutions within the next six months. A study by CDW IT Monitor reveals the spending habits and plans of certain key corporate industries within the IT sector – including healthcare, manufacturing and retail industries. Within the IT …

Do you think you’re ready for a disaster to hit in the upcoming year? Can your business survive the impact, and are you prepared to recover all of your applications and data quickly and accurately? Most businesses just don’t think it’ll happen to them – when in actuality, disasters happen more often than we think. A study by research firm Forrester dispels the myth that disaster declarations are rare occurrences with the statistic that 27 percent of companies had declared …

Disaster recovery and backup are critical for businesses in the event of a disaster – risking data loss can severely impact your bottom line in addition to the survival of your company. But preparation can reduce costs, decrease recovery times and increase data recovery accuracy. Designing and testing a formal disaster recovery plan can help your organization meet security regulations for PCI or HIPAA compliant hosting as well as strengthen your ability to bounce back in the event of a …

A recent survey conducted by the Aberdeen Group uncovered the IT disaster recovery trends of a range of companies using cloud computing for data storage, backup and recovery. Comparing cloud users and non-cloud users, they found that mid-sized companies ($50 million to $1 billion of yearly revenue) were the largest group to adopt the cloud for data storage, accounting for 48 percent of the cloud users surveyed. Small companies (under $50 million of yearly revenue) were next at 38 percent …

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