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Advenware Launches eCommerce SaaS with Online Tech’s PCI Compliant Managed Cloud

June 24, 2011 by · Comments Off on Advenware Launches eCommerce SaaS with Online Tech’s PCI Compliant Managed Cloud 

Webmaster ToolboxRogersville, Missouri – Advenware, an e-commerce website developer, has chosen to host their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution on Online Tech’s fully managed cloud. The managed cloud hosting service passed PCI DSS Level 3 penetration testing to meet PCI compliance standards.

As Timothy Buttram, Advenware CEO & Chief Programmer, was searching for a server to host his new SaaS e-commerce platform on, he ran into some challenges. He wanted the ability to increase server capacity on demand as his business grew and avoid customer downtime that is associated with a colocation or dedicated server. So, he knew that cloud computing would be the perfect solution. However, part of his hosting requirements was to achieve PCI compliance. Read more

Michigan Data Center Achieves SSAE-16 Type II Certification

June 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Michigan Data Center Achieves SSAE-16 Type II Certification 

Webmaster ToolboxANN ARBOR, Mich. – Online Tech announced that it has achieved SSAE 16 Type II certification for its Ann Arbor and Mid-Michigan data centers. SSAE 16 is the 2nd generation data center audit standard that is replacing the older SAS 70 audit standard.

UHY LLP has completed its SSAE 16 audit on both data centers as of February 28th, 2011 and delivered the audit report to Online Tech’s Board of Directors on May 13th. The company was found to be fully compliant. The report is available to Online Tech clients to provide evidence they are hosted is a highly secure, tightly controlled data center. Read more

Online Tech Continues Cloud Computing Seminars in Metro Detroit

June 10, 2011 by · Comments Off on Online Tech Continues Cloud Computing Seminars in Metro Detroit 

Webmaster ToolboxANN ARBOR, Mich. – Online Tech will host another educational cloud computing seminar at NextEnergy and TechTown in metro Detroit on Tuesday, June 21st. The 5 hour seminar will provide information about cloud computing and the strategic implications for IT decision makers related to IT resources, compliance, security, disaster recovery, and high availability.

“We’re watching companies reinvent their entire IT infrastructure to facilitate rapid business growth, better service availability for their clients, and far more robust disaster recovery and high availability, systems,” says Mike Klein, president of Online Tech. “We see cloud computing providing a strategic edge for our clients every day. We want to make sure every business in Michigan has the opportunity to learn how they can benefit from cloud computing.” Read more

Online Tech Hosts Cloud Computing Disaster Recovery Webinars with HiperLogic

June 2, 2011 by · Comments Off on Online Tech Hosts Cloud Computing Disaster Recovery Webinars with HiperLogic 

Webmaster ToolboxANN ARBOR, Mich. – Continuing with their commitment to offering educational cloud computing webinars and seminars, Online Tech will host two new free webinars on cloud computing disaster recovery and backup starting Tuesday, June 7th at 2pm.

Rod Mach, Principal of HiperLogic, will lead the first webinar entitled, “Cloud Computing for Backup & Disaster Recovery,” that will explore how cloud computing technologies VMWare and VEEAM enable robust and secure backup and IT disaster recovery options. In addition, this session will compare disaster recovery in the cloud vs traditional backup paradigms and explain the benefits of using cloud computing. Read more

Online Tech Hosts Cloud Computing Security Webinar

April 15, 2011 by · Comments Off on Online Tech Hosts Cloud Computing Security Webinar 

Hosting ServicesAnn Arbor, Michigan – Continuing with their commitment to offering educational cloud computing webinars and seminars, Online Tech will host a free webinar “Controlling the Cloud” on Tuesday, April 12th at 2pm.

David Barton, Principal of UHY Advisors, will lead the presentation that will explore the unique risks associated with cloud computing and provide suggestions for addressing them. In addition, this session will explore the newest reporting standards for controls at service organizations. Specifically, Service Organization Control (SOC) audits, the new standard that will replace the current standard, SAS 70. Read more

Online Tech Adds Next Generation Offsite Server Backup for SaaS Hosting

May 3, 2010 by · Comments Off on Online Tech Adds Next Generation Offsite Server Backup for SaaS Hosting 

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. Read more

Online Tech and VersaIMAGE Sign SaaS Hosting Agreement

April 25, 2010 by · Comments Off on Online Tech and VersaIMAGE Sign SaaS Hosting Agreement 

Web Hosting ServicesANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – VersaIMAGE, a leader in hybrid Document Image Management Systems (DIMS), has signed an agreement with Online Tech to host their VersaIMAGE-WEB, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform on Online Tech’s managed servers.

VersaIMAGE is helping government agencies, financial, real estate, manufacturing and health care institutions cut costs by moving from paper to electronic records. VersaIMAGE’s document management system makes it easy to securely scan, store and retrieve records over the Internet; reducing paper, storage, and retrieval time. Read more

Online Tech and Campfire Interactive Sign Managed Hosting Agreement

February 3, 2010 by · Comments Off on Online Tech and Campfire Interactive Sign Managed Hosting Agreement 

Web Hosting ToolsANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – Online Tech, Michigan’s largest managed data center operator, and Campfire Interactive, an Ann Arbor-based product lifecycle management (PLM) software firm, announced a partnership to deliver Campfire’s PLM solution on managed servers in Online Tech’s SAS-70 certified data centers.

Pradeep Seneviratne, President of Campfire Interactive, said “we are clearly seeing the growing trend towards Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) running on managed servers. Many of our customers are deploying our advanced Product Lifecycle Management tools but don’t want to manage the servers and infrastructure. We selected Online Tech as our managed hosting partner to deliver our Software through a SaaS model for our clients. This allows us to operate as a tightly integrated team, and helps us focus on the business solution, and know that the underlying infrastructure will be reliable and cost-effective.”
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Online Tech Bridges the Gap Between Colocation and Managed Dedicated Servers

January 28, 2010 by · Comments Off on Online Tech Bridges the Gap Between Colocation and Managed Dedicated Servers 

Web HostingANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN – Analysts often divide the server hosting market into distinct buckets: colocation, dedicated servers, and cloud computing. The server hosting market is, in reality, a range of hybrid services and solutions – and users desire to leverage those services from a single data center operator. Online Tech’s newest service called OTManage™, is a hybrid solution that aims to fill the gap between colocation and managed dedicated servers.

OTManage delivers turnkey server management for colocated servers for a simple monthly fee, with the same level of service and support that clients receive with managed dedicated servers. It eliminates the hassle of day-to-day server management for colocated servers, freeing IT staff to focus on higher value-add matters than managing their servers on a day-to-day basis. OTManage includes: 24×7 monitoring, troubleshooting, remediation, unlimited technical support, hands & eyes, patch management, capacity monitoring and configuration support.
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Top Five Data Center Outsourcing Considerations for 2010

January 7, 2010 by · Comments Off on Top Five Data Center Outsourcing Considerations for 2010 

Web Hosting ToolboxAnn Arbor, MI – Entering 2010, outsourcing of data center operations has become so common-place that the question has shifted from “Why should we outsource our data center?” to “How are we going to outsource our data center – and what are the best options available for my business?”

Online Tech, a leading managed data center operator, has compiled a list of the top five things to consider when thinking about outsourcing a data center.
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