News http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:07:29 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb ariddle@onlinetech.com (OnlineTech LLC) Online Tech introduces powerful new Azure spending management tool http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/online-tech-introduces-powerful-new-azure-spending-management-tool http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/online-tech-introduces-powerful-new-azure-spending-management-tool Azure management with SprawlGuard™ protection uses unique technology to provide detailed cost analysis, budget alerts

August 31, 2017, ANN ARBOR, MICH. -- Online Tech is pleased to announce the release of its SprawlGuard™ protection services, a unique proprietary technology designed exclusively by Online Tech. The service was specifically created to track and optimize public cloud spending, the No. 1 concern among mature cloud users, according to RightScale.

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Online Tech introduces a powerful new Azure spending management tool.

Thanks to SprawlGuard™ technology, clients who use Microsoft Azure® can define precise cost centers and then see advanced usage analysis on a daily basis to get alerts and predictions on their total monthly spend, giving them complete control over their Azure spend management.

"Our SprawlGuard™ technology dramatically simplifies the process the client goes through to understand their Azure spend," said Kurt Schaldenbrand, Product Design Manager at Online Tech. "Clients have a hard time determining who is using what resources when, and when they use SprawlGuard™ protection, it does all that monitoring for them so they save hours of time every month. We let them define how they want to track their spending so that it's easy to monitor with just a few clicks."

The unique technology features a detailed SprawlGuard™ dashboard, shown through Online Tech's client portal, OTPortal. It's included in Online Tech's entire IT management platform, where clients can easily identify usage and spending trends across departments in a single pane of glass. They can also create a customizable cost center analysis view as well as set budgets for those cost centers and receive alerts if they are close to or have exceeded their monthly spend.

The driving force behind the SprawlGuard™ technology is the frustration organizations have experienced trying to understand and control their own public cloud spend. While Azure offers billing alerts, the SprawlGuard™ alert system is predictive rather than reactive. Azure only lets you define a budget and set simple threshold-level alerts per Azure subscription. SprawlGuard™ technology uses machine learning to offer detailed alerts and anticipate an organization's cloud spend that month, allowing them take charge of their cloud costs.

"We've consistently heard from our customers that they're being shocked by their bill every month," said Nick Lumsden, Vice President of Technology and Product Strategy. "I'm excited that our new SprawlGuard™ protection can help them make decisions about their cloud spend even before they get their bill."

Lumsden added that Online Tech is continuing to add new features to its SprawlGuard™ services to specifically increase workload optimization in addition to managing cloud costs. "We are diligently working on enhancing the intelligence of SprawlGuard™ protection to seek out abandoned, over allocated or non-persistent workloads," he said. "We believe these new features will help our clients seize control of their public cloud spend in a way that's unlike anything currently on the market."

SprawlGuard™ protection is available with Online Tech's Managed Microsoft Azure services. For more information, visit www.SprawlGuard.com.

About Online Tech

Online Tech is the Midwest's leader in secure, compliant hybrid cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and offsite backup services. The company's network of seven data centers protect mission critical applications to ensure they are always available, secure and comply with government and industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16, EU-US Privacy Shield and SOC 2 audits, Online Tech delivers exceptional experiences for companies in need of a strategic hosting partner. For more information, call (877) 740-5028, email solutions@onlinetech.com or visit www.onlinetech.com.

Press contact: Christopher Rizzo, Marketing Manager, crizzo@onlinetech.com

Note: Azure® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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ckennedy@onlinetech.com (Carrie Kennedy) Press Releases Thu, 31 Aug 2017 20:37:42 +0000
Online Tech unveils new Hybrid Cloud with managed Microsoft Azure® services http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/online-tech-unveils-new-hybrid-cloud-with-managed-microsoft-azure-services http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/online-tech-unveils-new-hybrid-cloud-with-managed-microsoft-azure-services Hybrid cloud service allows clients to control their cloud spend and optimize their workloads in public and private cloud environments.

July 12, 2017, ANN ARBOR, MI - Online Tech is pleased to announce it has extended its hybrid cloud offering to support managed Microsoft Azure® services. This extension is the first step for Online Tech towards integrating the public cloud into its suite of hybrid IT products, which includes colocation, virtual private cloud and data protection services.

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Online Tech solves major public cloud challenges with new hybrid cloud offering.

This new service includes SprawlGuard™, the first-of-its-kind technology that will help clients manage their monthly cloud spend. It allows them to set a monthly spending budget, or target, and then alerts them when it looks like they will exceed that amount. In the future, it will help to identify unused or under-utilized resources so clients can be more efficient with their public cloud spend.

"Clients will now not only effortlessly manage their entire environment, but also achieve transparency and control over their expenses with SprawlGuard™," said Nick Lumsden, Vice President of Technology and Product Strategy at Online Tech. "This will provide our clients with a single window into the cost drivers of their critical business systems, so they can harness the power of their multi-cloud strategy."

Organizations thinking of adopting a multi-cloud strategy often face many challenges. Public cloud bills are frequently unpredictable and complex, and businesses find that they need to hire additional personnel to architect and support their solution.

Online Tech's managed Azure services solve both challenges: Clients get a complete, fully managed public cloud that integrates with their existing virtual private cloud infrastructure within a single portal and with a simple bill. Their hybrid environment is fully managed by Online Tech's experts and support team for Azure's cloud platform, giving businesses additional depth to their cloud teams.

"One of the biggest challenges we've seen with our clients is the struggle to understand their public cloud bill," said Kurt Schaldenbrand, Product Design Manager at Online Tech. "We've effectively solved that challenge by offering our clients who have Azure a complete view into their total environment, where they receive a single bill for all services rendered, allowing them to easily track their spending and better manage costs."

"We're really excited that Online Tech is leading the pack when it comes to hybrid cloud," said Scott Larsen, Chief Technology Officer at Mingle Analytics. "This new service will allow us to easily manage both our public and private cloud and give us the support we need to meet the growing demands of our health care quality reporting business."

For more information about Online Tech's hybrid cloud or to schedule a demo, visit www.onlinetech.com/hybrid-cloud.

About Online Tech

Online Tech is the Midwest's leader in secure, compliant hybrid cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and offsite backup services. The company's network of seven data centers protect mission critical applications to ensure they are always available, secure and comply with government and industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16, EU-US Privacy Shield and SOC 2 audits, Online Tech delivers exceptional experiences for companies in need of a strategic hosting partner. For more information, call (877) 740-5028, email solutions@onlinetech.com or visit www.onlinetech.com.

Press contact: Chris Rizzo, Marketing Manager, crizzo@onlinetech.com

Note: Azure® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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ckennedy@onlinetech.com (Carrie Kennedy) Press Releases Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:08:00 +0000
Online Tech solves major public cloud challenges with successful Managed Azure beta program http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/online-tech-solves-major-public-cloud-challenges-with-successful-managed-azure-beta-program http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/online-tech-solves-major-public-cloud-challenges-with-successful-managed-azure-beta-program Beta Clients Receive Exclusive Preview into Online Tech’s Managed Public Cloud

June 21, 2017, ANN ARBOR, MI - Online Tech, the Midwest leader in hybrid cloud, disaster recovery and data protection services, is pleased to announce it has completed its managed Azure beta program, successfully helping its beta clients manage their cloud spend and optimize their workloads across their IT environment.

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Online Tech solves major public cloud challenges for beta clients.

Earlier this year, Online Tech launched its managed Azure beta program with select clients experiencing platform, billing and technical expertise challenges within their Microsoft Azure® environment. They found that while several of their clients were eager to realize the benefits of the Azure platform, many were surprised by how difficult it was to architect their environment, understand their bill and manage their spend within Azure.

Through the beta program, Online Tech worked with these clients to analyze their monthly cloud spend and better track costs, helping them avoid surprise spikes in their bill. In addition, they were offered an exclusive preview into Online Tech’s public cloud management system within their client portal. This allows them to view and control their public and private cloud environments through a single pane of glass that is fully managed by Online Tech.

"The beta program showed us that clients of all sizes are looking for help and expertise for their public cloud environment," said Kurt Schaldenbrand, product design manager at Online Tech. "Those challenges include cost management, complex platforms, and a lack of expertise around public cloud."

This critical feedback from their beta program has helped shape their ongoing development and many of their suggestions have already been put into place.

"We've gotten a lot of valuable responses from clients about how we can improve our hybrid cloud product so that it offers everything they want while still remaining simple and easy to use," Schaldenbrand said. "Our goal all along has been to help our clients overcome the complexities that come with using and managing the public cloud so they can better track their cloud costs and seize control of their IT environment. The beta program helped us do just that."

Online Tech plans to launch its new hybrid cloud and managed public cloud product later this summer.

To be the first to be notified of its official release, sign up at www.onlinetech.com/hybrid-cloud-release.

About Online Tech

Online Tech is the Midwest's leader in secure, compliant hybrid cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and offsite backup services. The company's network of seven data centers protect mission critical applications to ensure they are always available, secure and comply with government and industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16, EU-US Privacy Shield and SOC 2 audits, Online Tech delivers exceptional experiences for companies in need of a strategic hosting partner. For more information, call (877) 740-5028, email solutions@onlinetech.com or visit www.onlinetech.com.

Press contact: Chris Rizzo, Marketing Manager, crizzo@onlinetech.com

Note: Azure® is a registered trademark of Microsoft corporation.

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ckennedy@onlinetech.com (Carrie Kennedy) Press Releases Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:08:00 +0000
Milhaus partners with Online Tech for their Disaster Recovery as a Service Solution http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/milhaus-partners-with-online-tech-for-their-disaster-recovery-as-a-service-solution http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/milhaus-partners-with-online-tech-for-their-disaster-recovery-as-a-service-solution May 24, 2017, INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Online Tech is pleased to announce it has been selected as the disaster recovery provider of choice for Milhaus, a mixed-use housing developer. One of the fastest growing companies in Indianapolis, Milhaus designs, builds and manages luxury apartments in urban areas across the U.S.

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Online Tech protects mission critical systems for Milhaus.

Milhaus was looking to protect its critical telecommunications, file and accounting services with a disaster recovery solution. According to Steve Werner, Director of Technology at Milhaus, they wanted a local provider who could reduce their recovery time from a week to less than 24 hours and had the technical expertise to implement that solution. Werner solved both problems with Online Tech and their Disaster Recovery as a Service solution (OT DRaaS).

The combination of Online Tech’s experience and expertise with data replication service provider Zerto has worked well for Milhaus. “I think Online Tech has a great platform,” Werner said. “I just have a few clicks of a button, and I can access my server and get it up and running. It’s hard for a lot of other providers to say, ‘We’ll get your servers back in an hour.’ Zerto and Online Tech can do that.”

Online Tech will host Milhaus’s disaster-recovery-as-a-service environment at their secure, compliant data centers, along with file-level and image backup services. Werner added that Online Tech’s geographical diversity with seven data centers in three states was an important factor when deciding on a service provider.

"Milhaus is a forward-thinking company that is making a real positive impact in our communities and we are thrilled to be able to help them protect their mission," said Ruth Miles, General Manager of Indiana Region.

Online Tech has provided expert cloud hosting, disaster recovery, backup and support services for more than 20 years. Their locations throughout Michigan, Indiana and Missouri specifically have focused on secure, compliant hybrid cloud and disaster recovery services.

For more information about OT DRaaS, visit www.onlinetech.com/draas. To read the full case study, visit http://www.onlinetech.com/resources/case-studies/milhaus-a-disaster-recovery-as-a-service-case-study.

About Online Tech

Online Tech is the Midwest's leader in secure, compliant hybrid cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and offsite backup services. The company's network of seven data centers protect mission critical applications to ensure they are always available, secure and comply with government and industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16, EU-US Privacy Shield and SOC 2 audits, Online Tech delivers exceptional experiences for companies in need of a strategic hosting partner. For more information, call (877) 740-5028, email solutions@onlinetech.com or visit www.onlinetech.com.

About Milhaus

Milhaus is an award-winning, mixed-use development, construction, and property management company that specializes in Class A, urban, multifamily residential buildings. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Milhaus is comprised of inspired and industrious individuals who are passionate about the development of mixed-use and multifamily communities.

Press contact: Chris Rizzo, Marketing Manager, crizzo@onlinetech.com

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ckennedy@onlinetech.com (Carrie Kennedy) Press Releases Wed, 24 May 2017 19:08:00 +0000
Online Tech Achieves Industry-leading Recovery Times with OTDRaaS http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/online-tech-achieves-industry-leading-recovery-times-with-otdraas http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/online-tech-achieves-industry-leading-recovery-times-with-otdraas May 3, 2017, ANN ARBOR, MI - Online Tech is pleased to announce in the one year since the launch of its disaster recovery product, OT Disaster Recovery as a Service (OTDRaaS), clients have achieved industry-leading recovery times for their applications. On average, their recovery point objectives (RPOs) dropped to under 12 seconds, and recovery time objectives (RTOs) decreased to just 10 minutes.

OTDRaaS achieves 12 second RPOs and 10 minute RTOs.

“I’m very pleased with the results we’ve seen in the past year, based on great feedback from our customers,” said Nick Lumsden, Vice President of Technology and Product Strategy at Online Tech. “With the continuous improvements we’re making, disaster recovery is simpler than ever. Those customers that are in a crisis and need to fail over can log into our portal and in four clicks be failed over and running, with our support team there every step of the way.”

It’s not just real-life disasters that Online Tech’s team provides support for. Clients who also want to test their recovery sites, whether for regulatory compliance purposes or simply for peace of mind, can do so quickly and without disruption to their production environments. Lumsden said it only takes four clicks for clients to be testing their disaster plan in Online Tech’s portal.

When OTDRaaS was first launched in early 2016, its goal was to provide a service for clients that would bring costs associated with disaster recovery down, while remaining easy to scale. Customers can consume this platform as a service, meaning they can buy just as much as they need, and they can scale it as they grow.

Lumsden said he’s pleased with how much OTDRaaS has grown in the past year, but that there’s more to come. “I’m happy with the results we’ve seen, but we’re looking ahead to improving our offering so that it remains the best on the market,” he said.

OTDRaaS is fully managed and comes with the complete support of the Online Tech team, which is always ready to help configure, test or initiate a failover.

For more information, visit http://www.onlinetech.com/products/disaster-recovery-as-a-service.

About Online Tech

Online Tech is the Midwest's leader in secure, compliant hybrid cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and offsite backup services. The company's network of seven data centers protect mission critical applications to ensure they are always available, secure and comply with government and industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16, EU-US Privacy Shield and SOC 2 audits, Online Tech delivers exceptional experiences for companies in need of a strategic hosting partner. For more information, call (877) 740-5028, email solutions@onlinetech.com or visit www.onlinetech.com.

Press contact: Chris Rizzo, Marketing Manager, crizzo@onlinetech.com

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ckennedy@onlinetech.com (Carrie Kennedy) Press Releases Wed, 03 May 2017 19:08:00 +0000
Online Tech Acquires Echo Cloud, Will Enter Kansas City Market http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/online-tech-acquires-echo-cloud-will-enter-kansas-city-market http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/online-tech-acquires-echo-cloud-will-enter-kansas-city-market April 19, 2017, ANN ARBOR, MI - Online Tech, a leading provider of secure, compliant hybrid cloud services, is pleased to announce it has acquired Echo Cloud, a Kansas City, Mo., based enterprise cloud company. The acquisition is set to boost Online Tech’s reach in the Midwest market and provide further geographical diversity to its growing cloud infrastructure.

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Online Tech now in 3 markets with 7 data centers.

Yan Ness, CEO of Online Tech, said the acquisition provides several benefits for his company, including an expanded product line and geographic reach to the Kansas City and Missouri markets. “I’m very pleased with this deal,” Ness said. “We really like the Kansas City market. There’s lots of demand that we think is underserved, and this is a great opportunity to provide companies in the area with our secure, compliant hybrid IT services.”

Additional benefits include adding two Kansas City data centers and extra cloud infrastructure to Online Tech’s existing data centers across Michigan and Indiana.

Bill Severn, CEO of Echo Cloud, is equally enthusiastic for the two companies to come together. “Echo Cloud is extremely excited to be joining Online Tech,” he said. “I believe the values we hold match Online Tech’s very well, and I think this will be a great partnership moving forward.”

The companies will combine their existing services into Online Tech’s client portal to allow for easy account viewing and service management. Echo Cloud will also provide new services from Online Tech to its existing clients that are compliant with standards such as PCI and HIPAA. “Online Tech has been a leader in compliance for many years,” Severn said. “I’m pleased we can now offer HIPAA- or PCI-compliant data hosting to our existing customers here in Kansas City.”

With the transaction, Online Tech now has three major markets: Missouri, Indiana and Michigan, with seven data centers spread between the three states.

For more information, visit www.onlinetech.com.

About Online Tech

Online Tech is the Midwest's leader in secure, compliant hybrid cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and offsite backup services. The company's network of seven data centers protect mission critical applications to ensure they are always available, secure and comply with government and industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16, EU-US Privacy Shield and SOC 2 audits, Online Tech delivers exceptional experiences for companies in need of a strategic hosting partner. For more information, call (877) 740-5028, email solutions@onlinetech.com or visit www.onlinetech.com.

Press contact: Chris Rizzo, Marketing Manager, crizzo@onlinetech.com

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ckennedy@onlinetech.com (Carrie Kennedy) Press Releases Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:08:39 +0000
Online Tech Provides Compliant Long-Term Data Retention Service With Actifio Enterprise Data-as-a-Service http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/online-tech-provides-compliant-long-term-data-retention-service-with-actifio-enterprise-data-as-a-service http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/online-tech-provides-compliant-long-term-data-retention-service-with-actifio-enterprise-data-as-a-service Online Tech enables clients to be more agile with new long-term storage solutions

March 20, 2017, Ann Arbor, Michigan — Actifio, the Enterprise Data-as-a-Service (EDaaS) company, today announced a partnership with Online Tech, a leader in hybrid IT and cloud services. The partnership will equip Online Tech clients with the agility they need with an easily manageable long-term data retention solution and the ability to recover large data sets instantly.

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Actifio
 An Enterprise Data-as-a-Service (EDaaS) company

Online Tech is a leading IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) company who provides its clients with on-demand, secure and compliant hybrid cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and offsite backup services. The company's managed IT infrastructure protects mission-critical applications to ensure they are always available, secure and comply with government and industry regulations.

Many companies are challenged with minimizing their data loss and retaining their long-term data to keep their businesses running continuously. From a risk perspective, data protection and long-term data retention are critical, but they are also costly. Leveraging Actifio's long-term data retention solution, OnVault, enables their enterprise customers to reuse data for business intelligence, data analytics, compliance and data warehousing tools to unlock insights, while also reducing cost and risk for backup, disaster recovery and long-term data retention.

"We are really excited to be able to partner with a Actifio for such a unique long-term data retention solution," said Jason Yaeger, Senior Director of Solutions Architecture at Online Tech. "Long-term storage is particularly important for our healthcare clients, who often need to retain data for seven years or longer. These clients benefit from the instant data recoverability Actifio software offers."

"The EDaaS approach for long-term data retention and data resiliency delivers instant access to data to help customers drive business acceleration in other areas," said Ash Ashutosh, founder and CEO at Actifio. "Online Tech's customers now have a single data management tool to handle the entire lifecycle of data generated by business applications and other sources; from creation, protection, analysis and compliance, both on-premise or in the cloud."

Online Tech and Actifio will be hosting an IT networking event to celebrate and kick off their partnership April 6 at Drake's in Indianapolis. To learn more and to register, visit www.onlinetech.com/actifioevent.

About Online Tech
Online Tech is the Midwest's leader in secure, compliant hybrid cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and offsite backup services. The company's network of five data centers protect mission critical applications to ensure they are always available, secure and comply with government and industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16, EU-US Privacy Shield and SOC 2 audits, Online Tech delivers exceptional experiences for companies in need of a strategic hosting partner. For more information, call (877) 740-5028, email solutions@onlinetech.com or visit www.onlinetech.com.

About Actifio
Actifio is the world's leading Enterprise Data-as-a-Service (EDaaS) platform. It enables thousands of users around the world to deliver their data just as they deliver their applications and infrastructure... as a service available instantly, anywhere. An enterprise-class software platform powered by patented Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology, Actifio frees data from traditional infrastructure to accelerate adoption of hybrid cloud, build higher quality applications faster, and improve business resiliency and availability. For more, visit Actifio.com or follow us on Twitter @Actifio.

Press Contact: Christopher Rizzo, Marketing Manager, Online Tech, (734)-213-2020 x 116 or press@onlinetech.com.

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crizzo@onlinetech.com (Christopher Rizzo) Press Releases Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:21:00 +0000
Online Tech CEO - AWS Failure Provides Reality Check For Public Cloud http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/online-tech-ceo-aws-failure-provides-reality-check-for-public-cloud http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2017-press-releases/online-tech-ceo-aws-failure-provides-reality-check-for-public-cloud March 1, 2017, Ann Arbor, Michigan — Amazon Web Services (AWS), providing public cloud services to roughly 40 percent of the U.S. market, crashed on Tuesday afternoon for about five hours, unplugging millions of business websites that serve tens of millions of clients. Online Tech CEO Yan Ness said chief information officers are still picking up the pieces today, and are also trying to figure out how they can avoid the destruction caused by this digital tornado.

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Yan Ness,
CEO of Online Tech

“This was not about the Amazon outage,” Ness said Wednesday, “but how not to lose control when businesses use the public cloud. For us, our message is that we help CIOs rest easy by enabling them to seize control of their IT.”

Ann Arbor-based Online Tech provides its clients a hybrid cloud environment with a suite of managed security and disaster recovery services. Unlike public cloud providers, Ness said, Online Tech provides protection against hardware failures and doesn’t require application code to be written to utilize their multiple sites for failover and backup.

In his analysis of the AWS outage, he noted that Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) provides the building blocks for many of their other services. When S3 failed, this foundation crumbled, leading to widespread downtime across the internet. “Even AWS’ dashboard crashed because it was tied to S3, so CIOs had no way of knowing what was going on, and, more importantly, how long the outage would last,” Ness said.

“The promise of the public cloud is scalability and agility.” Ness said. “But the outage yesterday provided many businesses with a reality check. Expensive code rewrites and complex engineering are required to realize those benefits and maintain uptime.”

For more information about Online Tech's hybrid cloud and disaster recovery services, visit www.onlinetech.com. If you have an immediate need, please contact Online Tech's Hybrid Cloud Specialist Michelle Morse, at mmorse@onlinetech.com or at 734-775-1503.

Press Contact: Christopher Rizzo, Marketing Manager, Online Tech, (734)-213-2020 x 116 or press@onlinetech.com.

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crizzo@onlinetech.com (Christopher Rizzo) Press Releases Wed, 01 Mar 2017 23:21:45 +0000
Online Tech Launches Resource Pools for Virtual Private Cloud http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2016-press-releases/online-tech-launches-resource-pools-for-virtual-private-cloud http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2016-press-releases/online-tech-launches-resource-pools-for-virtual-private-cloud Virtual Private Cloud Updated with Ability to Move Resources Across Cloud Servers

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Virtual Private Cloud Updated with Ability to Move Resources Across Cloud Servers

September 30, 2016, Ann Arbor, Michigan — Online Tech is proud to announce it has updated its Virtual Private Cloud offering to further improve elasticity and cost management for clients with both persistent and non-persistent workloads. Virtual Private Cloud users can now allocate their storage, RAM and CPU resources as their workloads demand, through its client portal (OTPortal™), with the click of a button.

Instead of being locked into a cloud server with a specific amount of RAM, disk space, and CPU resources, clients can now have pools of those resources they can freely distribute between all of their cloud servers. This allows for much greater flexibility and elasticity when faced with peaks in demand due to testing, development or uneven usage patterns.

"Over the past two years, we have been focused on creating one of the highest performing and most reliable cloud infrastructures in the industry," said Nick Lumsden, VP of Technology and Product Strategy at Online Tech. "Now that we have accomplished that feat, we are focused on making our virtual private clouds the most flexible enterprise offering out there that is also extremely easy to use."

Online Tech’s Virtual Private Clouds are built with an all-flash array and built-in encryption that keeps data secure without sacrificing performance. All cloud servers are fully managed and also come with self-serve functionality built into OTPortal™ which allows clients to control their servers, add resources and take snapshots.

Soon, Online Tech will integrate the public cloud into OTPortal to create a full end-to-end hybrid solution managed by a single vendor with a single pane of glass. This combined with Online Tech’s colocation offering allows companies to maximize the ROI on their IT spend placing the best workloads in the most cost-effective places.

This initiative by Online Tech is just one of many changes aimed at creating a friction-free experience for clients. Earlier this year, Online Tech launched its new Disaster Recovery as a Service product, OT DRaaS, which utilizes its cloud infrastructures in Michigan and Indiana, making it easy to fail over between data centers in minutes.

For more information about Online Tech’s virtual private cloud, please visit http://www.onlinetech.com/products/cloud-computing-hosting.

About Online Tech

Online Tech is the Midwest’s leader in secure, compliant enterprise cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and offsite backup services. The company’s network of five data centers protect mission critical applications to ensure they are always available, secure and comply with government and industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16, and SOC 2 audits, Online Tech delivers exceptional experiences for companies in need of a strategic hosting partner. For more information, call (877) 740-5028, email solutions@onlinetech.com or visit www.onlinetech.com.

Press Contact: Christopher Rizzo, Marketing Manager, Online Tech, (734)-213-2020 x 116 or press@onlinetech.com.

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ckennedy@onlinetech.com (Carrie Kennedy) Press Releases Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:13:00 +0000
Online Tech Leaders to Speak at Upcoming Tech Conferences in Indianapolis http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2016-press-releases/online-tech-leaders-to-speak-at-upcoming-tech-conferences-in-indianapolis http://www.onlinetech.com/company/news/2016-press-releases/online-tech-leaders-to-speak-at-upcoming-tech-conferences-in-indianapolis CEO and VP of Technology will be featured speakers at the Data Connectors and Big Data Conferences

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Nick Lumsden
Vice President of
Technology and Product Strategy

August 16, 2016, Indianapolis, Indiana — Online Tech is proud to announce two of their key tech leaders will be featured speakers at upcoming technology conferences in Indianapolis, Indiana. Nick Lumsden, Vice President of Technology and Product Strategy, will present at the Data Connectors show on Aug. 25 and Yan Ness, the CEO of Online Tech, will be presenting at the Big Data conference on Sept. 1.

Their upcoming tech conference presentations will include information regarding the value of data and the importance of protecting data as critical company asset. Yan and Nick's presentations will provide their session attendees with real world advice on how to sell solutions to key stakeholders in their company, including boards of directors, and how data protection should be built into the IT budget as part of a solid disaster recovery and business continuity plan.

"We are eager to share what we've learned from operating our Michigan data centers with Indiana's tech community," said Ruth Miles, general manager of Online Tech. "Our market expansion has been very well received and we believe there is a keen appetite for Online Tech's expertise and the messages Yan and Nick will deliver at each of these important conferences."

Both Nick and Yan are recognized thought leaders and speakers in data center management, disaster recovery, business continuity, cloud services and technology. Their most recent speaking engagements include Nick's presentation at the 2015 Indy Big Data Conference and Detroit Data Connectors conference in April, and Yan's engagements at the IMN Data Center Conference in Washington, D.C. and the Chicago and Midwest Data Center Summit in June.

"Data Connectors has been hosting tech security conferences for 18 years. Our programs are designed to showcase the broad spectrum of new and emerging information security products and services," said Amber Drummond, Data Connectors marketing manager. "We’re looking forward to Nick’s session at our upcoming Indianapolis Tech Security Conference!"

Nick's session will be during session five of the Indianapolis Data Connectors conference on Aug. 25. For more information on his presentation, please visit http://web.onlinetech.com/data-connectors-indianapolis-2016.

"Online Tech is a leader in data hosting and security, and we are excited to have their CEO Yan Ness present a candid conversation about the importance of protecting your big data assets and how to sell the proper security solutions to your board,” said Conference Ventures CEO, Christine Van Marter, host of the Indy Big Data Conference 2016.

Yan's session will be held at the Indy Big Data Conference on Sept. 1 in room 242. For more information about Yan Ness' presentation or the Online Tech team onsite at the Indy Big Data Conference, please visit http://web.onlinetech.com/indy-big-data-conference-2016.

About Online Tech

Online Tech is the Midwest’s leader in secure, compliant enterprise cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and offsite backup services. The company’s network of five data centers protect mission critical applications to ensure they are always available, secure and comply with government and industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16, and SOC 2 audits, Online Tech delivers exceptional experiences for companies in need of a strategic hosting partner. For more information, call (877) 740-5028, email solutions@onlinetech.com or visit www.onlinetech.com.

Press Contact: Jessica Jersan, PR Manager, Online Tech, (734)-213-2020 x 176 or press@onlinetech.com.

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ckennedy@onlinetech.com (Carrie Kennedy) Press Releases Tue, 16 Aug 2016 19:13:00 +0000