06-21-17 | Press Release

Online Tech Solves Major Public Cloud Challenges with Successful Managed Azure Beta Program

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June 21, 2017, ANN ARBOR, MI – Online Tech, the Midwest leader in hybrid cloud, disaster recovery and data protection services, is pleased to announce it has completed its managed Azure beta program, successfully helping its beta clients manage their cloud spend and optimize their workloads across their IT environment.

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Earlier this year, Online Tech launched its managed Azure beta program with select clients experiencing platform, billing and technical expertise challenges within their Microsoft Azure® environment. They found that while several of their clients were eager to realize the benefits of the Azure platform, many were surprised by how difficult it was to architect their environment, understand their bill and manage their spend within Azure.

Through the beta program, Online Tech worked with these clients to analyze their monthly cloud spend and better track costs, helping them avoid surprise spikes in their bill. In addition, they were offered an exclusive preview into Online Tech’s public cloud management system within their client portal. This allows them to view and control their public and private cloudenvironments through a single pane of glass that is fully managed by Online Tech.

“The beta program showed us that clients of all sizes are looking for help and expertise for their public cloud environment,” said Kurt Schaldenbrand, product design manager at Online Tech. “Those challenges include cost management, complex platforms, and a lack of expertise around public cloud.”

This critical feedback from their beta program has helped shape their ongoing development and many of their suggestions have already been put into place.

“We’ve gotten a lot of valuable responses from clients about how we can improve our hybrid cloud product so that it offers everything they want while still remaining simple and easy to use,” Schaldenbrand said. “Our goal all along has been to help our clients overcome the complexities that come with using and managing the public cloud so they can better track their cloud costs and seize control of their IT environment. The beta program helped us do just that.”

Online Tech plans to launch its new hybrid cloud and managed public cloud product later this summer.

To be the first to be notified of its official release, sign up at www.onlinetech.com/hybrid-cloud-release.

About Online Tech

Online Tech is the Midwest’s leader in secure, compliant hybrid cloud, colocation, disaster recovery and offsite backup services. The company’s network of seven data centers protect mission critical applications to ensure they are always available, secure and comply with government and industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16, EU-US Privacy Shield and SOC 2 audits, Online Tech delivers exceptional experiences for companies in need of a strategic hosting partner. For more information, call (877) 740-5028, email [email protected] or visit www.onlinetech.com.

Press contact: Chris Rizzo, Marketing Manager, [email protected]

Note: Azure® is a registered trademark of Microsoft corporation.

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