05-14-14 | Blog Post
Well hello, Indy!
Earlier today, Online Tech announced it has acquired a data center in downtown Indianapolis and will outfit it with the company’s full product line of secure, compliant cloud and colocation services. The Indianapolis Data Center, located roughly an Andrew Luck hail mary pass from Lucas Field, is the company’s fifth data center and its first outside of Michigan.
At Online Tech, co-CEOs Yan Ness and Mike Klein stress the importance of “win-win” situations between the company and its clients and business partners. In this case, expanding our footprint is a “win-win-win” situation … for our current Michigan data center clients, our future Indiana data center clients and Online Tech.
For current clients, the 44,000 square foot Indianapolis data center is ideal for providing disaster recovery services—not only because of the quality and security of the facility, but because of its geographic distance from our Michigan data centers. With more than 300 miles in between, we will be able to support clients that need disaster recovery services across state lines and want significant geographic separation between sites.
In Indianapolis, Klein feels the city’s large population of healthcare companies and growing community of financial, retail, e-commerce and software businesses are “underserved by secure cloud computing providers.” The $10 million investment – renovation will be complete in the third quarter of this year – will provide up to 25 permanent jobs (see our careers page).
Said Ness, in today’s press release:
“The world-class infrastructure that we are bringing to Indianapolis will support the local economy. It will provide local businesses access to one of the most secure and compliant clouds in the world—right in their backyard. We looked at the entire Great Lakes region, and chose Indianapolis as it has a need for the full suite of security products and services that we offer. CIOs and CEOs know the challenges of making cloud computing not only secure, but also fully encrypted and compliant with regulations and standards ranging from HIPAA and SOX to PCI and Safe Harbor. Our record of accomplishment helping businesses to keep their data safe and their systems compliant is unmatched. Our Indianapolis investment will allow us to serve the expanding and critical needs of the region’s businesses immediately.”
For Online Tech, the addition of the Indianapolis Data Center to our portfolio is a milestone in our goal to become the leading provider of secure, encrypted and compliant hosting services in the Great Lake region. It follows major investments to expand and upgrade our Mid-Michigan Data Center and the build-out of our first data center in Metro Detroit.
Win. Win. Win.