Who are we? Glad you asked!

Where the ambitious go for cloud.

We believe all companies should be free to pursue their boldest transformation ambitions, no matter how sensitive their data or how complex their environments. We’re obsessive about it. Just ask our current partners and clients. They choose us for our exceptionally secure hybrid cloud computing services, but they stay with us for our relentless and fiery dedication to their success. Feeling ambitious? Your journey to business transformation starts with Otava.


Secure, compliant hybrid cloud computing for service providers, channel partners and enterprise clients.


Our Unique Approach

Epic results celebrated daily.

What makes us different? Our passionate dedication to client results. We dare you to try to find another partner who will get to know you like we will or work as relentlessly toward your goals. We can’t help it—a client-first, never-stop mindset is at the very core of our culture. That’s why exceptional experiences are the rule here, not the exception.

Over the years, our clients and partners have shared hundreds of Exceptional Experiences with us.

We meet daily to celebrate the team members who work tirelessly to make them happen.

Exceptional Experience#46

Greg Meyer and I would like to recognize Aaron Lake for his exceptional team work and client focus. He has been instrumental in helping us navigate through the development of a sales order. His help with making sense of everything is very much appreciated. Thanks Aaron!

Shaun Daly, Greg Meyer

Our Mission

We see even the toughest cloud computing environment requirements as opportunities to achieve the extraordinary.

By aggregating best of breed cloud companies and continually investing in our people, tools and processes, Otava’s mission is to rise above to deliver exceptional data security and hybrid cloud experiences to channel partners and enterprise clients every single day. And we think we’re doing a pretty good job—we’ve consistently earned a Net Promoter Score of 90 or higher to prove it.

Our Vision

Our plans are lofty and ambitious. We don’t want to be a hyperscaler. We want to be (and are) the best of the rest of the cloud industry. Plain and simple. 

Our Values

There’s only one rule. Clients come first.

Our core values aren’t just words we hang on the wall. They inspire how we hire, reward and work day in and day out. Our values are the reason we’ve become trusted leaders in secure, compliant hybrid cloud solutions—because everyone here lives by the same code: to seek the best answers, partner with integrity and work passionately to achieve extraordinary client results.

Client Focus

We are passionate about the client experience. Together with our partners, we get to know clients better and fight harder for them than anyone else.


We believe the best partnerships are built on a foundation of trust and respect, and the best deals benefit everyone involved–that means it works for us and you. Win-win deals strengthen partnerships, increase client value and spur growth. When partners and clients win, Otava wins. It’s just that simple.

Great Ideas Prevail

We know a lot, but we’re not afraid to admit we don’t know it all. We listen to clients, partners and industry sources and value their insights. Every challenge presents an opportunity to seek even better answers, so we keep our ears and minds open to new ideas.

The Highest Credibility

Two words say it all: integrity and transparency. You can count on us to always say what we’ll do and do what we say.

Fueled by Fun

When we infuse fun and humor into our daily surroundings, we’re more engaged and invested in our clients and each other.

What’s the Otava X-factor?

Our History

25 years of exceptional people, partnership and service.

Launched as Online Technologies Corporation in 1994 as a dial-up internet company, we rapidly evolved into data center hosting and colocation services. Next, we added Disaster Recovery as a Service and PCI and HIPAA compliant-cloud services to become the first 100% HIPAA compliant hosting provider in the US.

In 2018, we gained new investment partners in Schurz Communications, a media and telecommunications company based in South Bend, Ind. Later that same year, we acquired the global cloud infrastructure assets of Neverfail.

With every transition and acquisition, we’ve strengthened and expanded our global footprint as a channel-centric cloud computing and IT service provider, building a broad portfolio of data security and fully managed IT services championed by our legendary support team.

The only downside to our expanding scope? We outgrew the Online Tech name. So, in 2019, we became Otava. For us, the name “Otava” has two symbolic meanings: First, it can mean to take your note up an octave–to go higher. Or, in Finnish, it refers to one of the largest and brightest constellations in the night sky. Either way, Otava perfectly represents our client promise to expect the exceptional; to be bolder, push the envelope further, and continuously raise the bar in cloud computing services and data security.

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