05-22-08 | Blog Post
Not all Michigan data centers are the same. There are a wide variety of data centers in Michigan.
On the low end, all you get is “ping, power, and pipe” (ping = Internet connection, power = power delivered to you server, pipe = network drop). At this low end, your colocation equipment might be put into a data center with a telco grade floor, adequate cooling, but no SLA at all on the power or Internet delivery. These low end providers leave you on your own – no firewall, no back-up, no threat management, no high availability (HA) options, and no monitoring or hands & eyes service.
On the other end of the spectrum, you can get colocation with full managed data center services. Higher end factilities, N+1 redundancy on the power and cooling infrastructure, and high end security with dual authentication and DVR recorded security cameras. The network is protected with a high availability firewall, and managed services are available on a 24 x 7 basis to provide hands & eyes and technical expertise and services to make it easy to offload the day-to-day management of your data center infrastructure.
At Online Technologies, we’re positioned to play at the higher end of the data center spectrum at realistic prices. Three high end data centers across Southeast Michigan, with managed data center services that include universal network threat management, 3 level server monitoring (network, performance, and end user), managed back-ups & archiving, remote network storage, rapid recovery options, hands & eyes support, etc.