07-27-09 | Blog Post
(Ann Arbor, MI – July 21, 2009) Online Tech, Michigan’s largest data center operator, announced that it sold its shared web hosting business to IGD Solutions, a full service website design, development, and hosting company for small and mid-sized businesses.
Online Tech sold its 15 year old web hosting business to focus on its rapidly expanding colocation and managed server business. During the past five years, Online Tech’s business has shifted from shared website and email hosting to managing multi-server environments for IT departments, hosting, and Software-as-a-Service companies.
With the rapid growth, Online Tech has become Michigan’s largest managed data center operator. The shared hosting business represented only a small portion of its total revenue. “We’ve come to the point where we feel that our website and e-mail hosting clients can be best served by a partner that focuses specifically on those services” said Mike Klein, president of Online Tech. “We don’t want to be competing with our rapidly growing customer base of web hosting companies.”
As IGD Solutions looked to Online Tech as their technology infrastructure provider, the companies found they shared the same customer-centric values in their business approach. IGD Solutions found the high availability managed server partner they were looking for and Online Tech found a trusted partner to service their shared hosting clients and take over the website business.
“We are extremely impressed with Online Tech’s managed server solutions. Their customer-centric approach, attention to details, and the uptime delivered through their SAS 70 certified data centers is exactly what we were looking for” said Steve Hyer, President of IGD Solutions. “This deal came together as a true partnership as we learned how well Online Tech’s web hosting customers were matched to our existing customer base.”
Online Tech’s former web hosting clients will gain access to additional services from IGD Solutions, including website application design, development and search engine optimization. IGD Solutions’ clients will gain the reliability and uptime that come with having IGD Solutions’ managed servers at Online Tech’s SAS 70 world-class 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, and managed server hosting, industry leaders trust Online Tech to insure their servers are always on, always online, and always safe.
About IGD Solutions:
IGD Solutions is a full service website application design, development, search engine optimization company headquartered in Clarkston, Michigan and founded in 1999. IGD Solutions focuses on small and mid-size businesses through a strategic approach helping their customers achieve their online strategic goals by developing applications and systems that match the client’s corporate and strategic goals of growing their business and becoming more efficient.