Online Tech acquired the data center to assure the availability of data center space to support its colocation, managed server and cloud computing hosting business which is growing over 30% annually. The Tier 3 data center has a fully redundant power and network infrastructure to support mission critical applications.
With the addition of its latest data center, Online Tech reinforces its unique advantage of multiple data centers dispersed across Southeast Michigan. With a common network infrastructure connected by private fiber, the data centers are knitted together into a common "virtual data center".
Online Tech is the only hosting operator in Michigan with data centers powered by different commercial utility providers. With more than 50 miles between data centers, Online Tech offers a distinct advantage for clients that want both their production and disaster recovery data centers in Michigan, which is one of the lowest disaster-prone states in the nation.
"We have taken a long-term view toward the data center market and see this as an ideal time to bring additional capacity online,” said Brian Brizard, CFO of Online Tech. “With our first Ann Arbor data center filling up quickly, we want to make sure we have the capacity to meet our future growth plans. This new facility gives us enough headroom to continue our expansion plans.”
Online Tech's operations include data centers in both Ann Arbor and Flint Township. With the addition of this new data center, Online Tech has grown to more than 40,000 square feet of data center space, from 600 square feet in 2003. The company will continue to look for opportunities to add additional data centers to its portfolio across the Midwest.
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