04-16-15 | Press Release

Indianapolis among first to benefit from next-generation cloud

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Regulated businesses and Big Data utilize Online Tech’s new All-Flash enterprise cloud

Ann Arbor, Mich. and Indianapolis, Ind. – April 16, 2015 – Healthcare and financial services are among the fastest-growing segments of Indianapolis’ and central Indiana’s economy, serving as major engines for job growth and economic development. Now, those important parts of the region’s economy can work faster and more efficiently thanks to new technology infrastructure that few other cities can boast.


A large data center located in downtown Indianapolis has completed a major initiative, making this important IT hub among the first in the country with an all-flash cloud that meets key regulatory requirements. The result is an ultra-fast, secure, scalable and reliable cloud that organizations can trust with their mission-critical applications and use to better manage their growing Big Data needs.

“The technology behind this is complex, but the benefit to Indianapolis is very easy to understand. Indianapolis is one of the first cities that can claim cloud infrastructure that is both regulatory compliant and audited, and built using next generation all-flash technology. This combination is a holy grail for companies, and it is located right here in Indy,” said Yan Ness, co-CEO of Online Tech, which operates the Indianapolis data center where this infrastructure is housed.

“The new cloud infrastructure also gives Indianapolis a distinct competitive advantage,” continued Ness. “It makes the city a magnet for businesses looking for a home that can support their future growth.”

For healthcare organizations, this means they can use the next generation Indianapolis cloud for web-based applications, which will drive the growth, cost-savings and patient care efforts in the coming years. More and more doctors, nurses and other providers are making tablets and smartphones the centerpiece of how they manage patient records, prescribe medicine and schedule appointments. As healthcare continues to shift to “the cloud,” this new infrastructure is critical to the entire process of caring for patients.

“A shift to the cloud is also evident in many other regulated industries. Advanced, regulatory compliant cloud computing is critical for regions with healthcare, financial services, retail and e-commerce companies. We set a new standard for cloud infrastructure to address the needs and concerns of these organizations, particularly the ones that lack confidence in standard cloud architecture,” said Mike Klein, co-CEO of Online Tech. “The reality is that most cities lack technology infrastructure that meets regulatory requirements such as HIPAA, PCI, Sarbanes-Oxley and Safe Harbor.”

This new cloud infrastructure is located in Online Tech’s downtown Indianapolis data center. The company was the first data center operator in the U.S. to have a HIPAA-compliant cloud pass a third-party audit that meets HIPAA and HITECH regulations. And thanks to the major hardware enhancements, the Indianapolis facility now has one of the country’s first all-flash clouds that meets key regulatory requirements.

About Online Tech

Online Tech is the Midwest’s leader in securecompliant enterprise cloud and colocation hosting services. The company’s network of five data centers protects mission critical applications to ensure they are always available, secure and comply with government and industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAAPCISOC 2 and Safe Harbor audits, Online Tech delivers exceptional experiences for companies in need of a strategic hosting partner. For more information, call (877) 740-5028, or visit .

Press Contact: Jessica Jersan, PR Manager, Online Tech, 734.213.2020 x 176.

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