03-18-19 | Blog Post

Online Tech World Tour: Viva Las Vegas!

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My jaunt to Manchester, England was a treat and with my new Man U jersey in tow, I’ve landed in Las Vegas, Nevada for the latest stop on my World Tour. I took in the Cher show at the Park MGM and wow, does she know how to put on a performance!

In addition to offering world-class entertainment and one of the nation’s most frequented convention centers, Las Vegas is a great place to do business with a variety of city incentives and redevelopment prospects and a rapidly growing tech scene. There are also some great recreational opportunities nearby including water sports on Lake Mead, hiking in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and golfing on one of the area’s 50 courses.

Online Tech Las Vegas data center
The Switch complex that’s home to Online Tech’s Las Vegas data center (photo courtesy of Switch)

The Online Tech data center in Las Vegas resides in a complex managed by Switch and provides unparalleled uptime, availability and direct access to the largest West Coast fiber concentration point. This facility provides enterprise-grade hosting through its proprietary fully-redundant infrastructure architecture with support for high-density computing, private MPLS / carrier connections and end-user premises equipment.

Switch data center facilities are the first and only carrier-neutral colocation data centers to be certified Tier IV Gold in Operations by the Uptime Institute. Switch data centers are also certified Tier IV in both Design and Facility categories. In addition to the Uptime Institute’s Tier IV Gold standards, Switch’s facilities meet and exceed the standards of IEEE, ANSI, ASHRAE, 24/7, ISO 9001, SAS 70/SSAE-16, BICSI, the Green Grid Association and more.

Additional details about the Las Vegas center:

  • Certified Tier IV Gold by the Uptime Institute for Operational Excellence
  • 40+ kW of power per cabinet at scale
  • 100% power uptime SLA
  • Multi-method, optimally-efficient cooling system
  • Patented SHIELD architecture: dual, independent 200-mph-rated roof decks
  • 24/7 on-site NOC, fire safety and security
  • Up to 325 MVA of power
  • Audited annual average P.U.E of 1.28
  • Dual-independent Internet Gateways (200+ Gbps Capacity)
  • DDoS Mitigation Scrubbing Center
  • Fully redundant infrastructure and communications stack
Steven Poling headshot
Online Tech’s manager of deployments, Steven Poling. Did you know he can speak and write Chinese?

After my tour, I jumped on a Skype meeting with Online Tech’s deployments team, based back in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Steven Poling manages the team and is really dedicated to helping make the deployments experience for new customers as smooth and seamless as possible. Deployments can be a nightmare, so that’s not always easy to do! But he makes sure every client has a dedicated project manager to help them track their deployment, stay on schedule and ensure little to no downtime, making Online Tech’s deployment experience like no other.

I also spoke with Jeff Lucich, who, as Customer Success Manager is an important resource for new channel partners as they become part of the Online Tech family. They both stressed on behalf of the entire team that everyone is here to help make sure the deployments experience is an exceptional one, and nothing less!

Las Vegas Strip
The famous Las Vegas Strip (photo courtesy of Visit Las Vegas)

My visit to the entertainment capital of the world was informative and fun, and now I’m off to my final destination on the Online Tech World Tour! I can’t believe my tour is almost Check in with me next week as I visit beautiful Virginia.

PS: Online Tech is going to be down in Orland, Florida for the Disaster Recovery Journal Spring 2019 conference! They’ll be at Booth 700, so if you’re in the Orlando area for Spring Break, be sure to stop by and say hello to the team!

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