04-23-09 | Blog Post

Online Tech Expands Focus to National Colocation Market

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New Colocation Rack and Stack Service Simplifies Colocation Move-In

(Ann Arbor, MI – April 23, 2009) Online Tech announced a new colocation service to simplify their client’s data center move experience. Online Tech’s Rack&Stack™ is a turnkey colocation installation service designed to eliminate the hassle of moving servers into a data center.

For a fixed price, Online Tech will design the entire colocation rack layout, install the servers, wire the rack and power up the equipment. Deliverables include a documented colocation rack layout – including Visio documentation and digital pictures of the racks – to simplify ongoing support.

Online Tech continues to expand their focus on the national stage, leveraging the natural advantages of Michigan data centers to clients across the country. The cooler weather and low frequency of natural disasters makes Michigan an ideal location for data centers.

Colorbök was one of the first clients to take advantage of the colocation Rack&Stack service and move into Online Tech’s data center. “Keeping our core infrastructure available and operating is critical to our operations. Our upcoming colocation move of our servers made me very nervous” said Scott Genereaux, Director of Information Technology of Colorbök. “Online Tech assisted with the upfront planning and helped make our move a seamless, simple process. They laid out the entire rack and wiring before the move, installed all of the equipment, and finished with a rack that was much better laid out, wired, and documented than we had before the move. The folks we dealt with were professional, knowledgeable, and helped make this a successful infrastructure move.”

“As we expand our reach into the national colocation market, it has become more important to deliver turnkey, hassle free services to our clients” said Mike Klein, President of Online Tech. “With the new colocation Rack&Stack service, our clients never have to set a foot in the data center. They ship the servers to our data center and we take care of the rest.”

Rack & Stack complements a set of solutions that Online Tech already offers its clients for a complete turnkey colocation experience. These tools allow clients to install, manage and monitor their colocated servers without physically entering the data center.

About Online Tech

Online Tech (www.onlinetech.com) is Michigan’s premier Managed Data Center Operator. Online Tech helps companies manage their growing demand for data and computing capacity through its SAS-70 secure and reliable multi-tenant data centers. With a full range of colocation, dedicated server hosting and managed service options, industry leaders trust Online Tech to insure their servers are always on, always online, and always safe.

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