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Online Tech Adds Next Generation Offsite Server Backup for SaaS Hosting

May 3, 2010 by  

Web Hosting ServicesANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – Online Tech, a leading managed data center operator in the Midwest, introduced today its third generation hosting backup service. A cost effective offsite backup solution, OTBackup™ is now available to all of Online Tech’s managed server, colocation, and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) clients.

OTBackup provides continuous data backup between Online Tech’s two Michigan data centers in Ann Arbor and Flint, Michigan. The data centers are located 53 miles apart on two separate power grids supported by two different utility providers and are interconnected through a Gigabit fiber.


A minimum of fifty miles between the production and disaster recovery data centers is generally considered best practice in the Midwest, given the low frequency and narrow geographical scope of natural disasters in the area.

SaaS hosting clients including VersaIMAGE, AccuMedWeb, uRefer, and HealthMaster all currently use OTBackup to continually back up their data offsite between Online Tech’s data centers.

“A critical factor in our SaaS hosting partner was the ability to protect our SaaS application data in the case of an outage. Online Tech was the only SaaS hosting partner that could backup the data across two data centers on two separate power grids. With this level of redundancy, we felt confident that our customer data is 100% secure and will always be online and available,” said Alex Brunner, CEO of VersaIMAGE.

Based on R1Soft, the market leader in data center backup software, OTBackup provides:

* Continuous Data Protection – rather than backing up the data on a regular schedule, the server data is continuously backed up between data centers.
* Customizable Restoration Points – allows for data recovery from customizable points in time.
* Full Service Restoration – partial or full data restoration with a simple phone call to Online Tech’s support hotline.
* Bare Metal Restore – recovers the entire system in case of disaster quickly without reloading the operating system or applications.

“Hosting our SaaS medical reporting and documentation application over the web is something we would only trust to a company like Online Tech.” said John Masters, CIO of AccuMedWeb, LLC. “Their level of professionalism, expertise and accountability has been unparalleled to any other hosting provider we have encountered. Having used their offsite backup solution for over two years, I can say without any reservation that OTBackup and the extra level redundancy it has provided, has been well worth the investment.”

OTBackup is now available for both physical and virtual servers at both Online Tech data centers.

About Online Tech
Online Tech is one of the Midwest’s premier managed data center operators. Online Tech owns and manages secure and reliable multi-tenant data centers in Michigan. With a full range of colocation and managed dedicated server offerings, Online Tech’s clients dramatically reduce their IT data center costs, operational risks and downtime. Industry leaders trust Online Tech’s SAS 70 certified data centers to insure their servers are always on, always online, and always safe.

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