Hurricane Sandy and the recent James Bond and Red Dawn films show
the power of "online amnesia" to wipe away all your data - and power -
in an instant. Online Tech, a "Fort Knox" for data, is expanding to meet
"You can insure against a financial loss; you can't insure against
a data loss," said Online Tech CEO Yan Ness.
Online Tech received
a $20 million investment from News-Press & Gazette
Company to build four additional data centers across the Midwest and
continues to add staff to its three fully owned data centers and Ann
Sandy not only knocked out power across the East Coast, but its
damage also overwhelmed the backup plans at two major Manhattan data
center buildings as well. Michigan, in comparison, is safer
from natural disaster than any other state in the
Continental U.S. Companies in flood-prone areas are looking
more to the nation's "North Coast" in the Midwest.
Massive flooding damaged several
New York City data centers without a backup generator
to power their server. Online Tech has backups for everything including
double generators and batteries, even facilities on multiple power grids.
George Reese, Chief Technology Officer of enStratus, told
The Huffington Post - another high-traffic website that
experienced outages due to the storm - that companies choose data
centers based on cost.
"In an ideal world, people select data centers based on their
tolerance of natural disasters," Reese said. "In reality, real estate
and power costs drive data center locations, with disasters being
something you prepare for."
Ness remembers past disasterslike Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and
the 2003 blackout that impacted a third of the United States. Online
Tech's unique niche, straddling two national power grids, came into play
then as business owners literally drove to the company with servers they
needed to get back online.
Disaster Recovery Webinar Series
Online Tech is hosting a three-part series of interactive,
educational disaster recovery webinars spanning several weeks in January
and February 2013. This webinar series is ideal for any
organization interested in IT disaster recovery and business continuity
planning. In the first webinar, Online Tech Systems Support
Manager and CISSP, Steve Aiello will cover an overview of business
continuity and disaster recovery with real company examples as well as
the benefits of developing a business continuity plan. Business
Continuity in Lean Times will be held Tuesday,
January 15 at 2 P.M. ET. Register
for the full series online.
About Online Tech
Tech, Michigan's largest managed data center is
becoming the largest in the Midwest, expanding into at least four new
markets. The "Fort Knox'' for data is known for complete redundancy -
"backups for everything" - from multiple back-up generators and backup
systems to locations straddling two power grids and even two CEOs.
Online Tech leads in secure,
hosting services including cloud
dedicated servers, Michigan
colocation and disaster
recovery. Online Tech's Midwest data centers assure
mission critical applications are always available, comply with
government & industry regulations, and continue operating after a
disaster. Backed by independent HIPAA,
16, and SOC
2, Online Tech delivers the security, privacy, and
availability expected from world class data center operators. For more
information, call (877)740-5028, email email@example.com
or visit www.onlinetech.com
Press Contact: April Sage, Director of Marketing,
Healthcare Vertical, 734.213.2020 x 113, firstname.lastname@example.org
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