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News Release

Online Tech Adds Fourth Data Center in Michigan

Online Tech Expands Colocation and Cloud Computing in Suburban Detroit
Released: 18th November 2013
Publisher: Online Tech

Online Tech is building on its leadership position in Michigan with a new, world class data center facility in metro Detroit.  The new data center for secure, compliant enterprise-class hosting will bring Online Tech’s data center footprint to 100,000 square feet. 

According to 451 Research, Online Tech is the market leader in the Detroit Metro with the top market share in multi-tenant data center space in Michigan.  Online Tech’s fourth data center, located in Wayne County, will add 34,000 square feet of data center space to its footprint.  The company currently operates two data centers in Ann Arbor and another in Flint, Michigan.

Online Tech is renovating and building out a mission critical network switching facility formerly occupied by Sprint-Nextel. The 34,000 square foot Metro Detroit Data Center will feature 18,000 square feet of raised floor space. The carrier-neutral facility will feature fiber connectivity to eight different telecommunications providers, and will support 1.2 MW of IT load.

“Our data centers deliver secure colocation and cloud hosting services to clients whose IT operations must comply with regulations like HIPAA, PCI and Sarbanes-Oxley. In the past, it has been a huge challenge for companies to find data centers with a core culture of security and regulatory compliance. Our data centers, including the new Metro Detroit Data Center, reflect our  commitment to protecting our clients and their sensitive data.” said Mike Klein, Co-CEO of Online Tech.

Klein added: “Detroit is a perfect location for expansion with a healthy enterprise market of Fortune 500 companies and a fast-growing community of startups in the healthcare, financial and retail industries. Our investment of $10M in infrastructure and 15 new jobs in this Metro Detroit data center will provide the critical IT infrastructure and services that growing Michigan companies need to sustain growth and credibility in the next few years.”

Carlson, a leading national data center design and construction firm, has been contracted to manage the build out of Online Tech’s new Metro Detroit data center. Construction will include a complete upgrade of the building’s power, cooling systems, and front office space. Online Tech will also maintain its commitment to secure and compliant hosting with independent compliance attestations and audits for the new data center, including HIPAA, PCI, SSAE-16, SOC-2 and Safe Harbor. The new data center is expected to be complete and ready for occupancy in the second quarter of 2014.

“The Online Tech team has an exceptional program in place for selecting great assets in underserved markets and they have put the resources in place to execute on these opportunities.  Carlson is very pleased to be a part of Online Tech’s data center delivery team and to have the opportunity to help fuel the growth of their data center and cloud services,” said John Watts, President of Carlson.

“This new facility is a major milestone for Online Tech because it is our fourth data center and it brings us to an overall total of 100,000 square feet of gross data center space. This facility will allow us to serve the large Detroit market, where we see strong demand for the secure, compliant cloud and hosting services that only Online Tech offers, but our growth won’t stop there,” said Yan Ness, co-CEO of Online Tech. “We see similar opportunities for us in other markets in the Great Lakes region and the Midwest, and we expect to continue our growth strategy by expanding our portfolio of data centers into other cities in the near future.”

About Online Tech
Online Tech leads in secure, compliant enterprise-class hosting services. Online Tech’s Midwest data centers protect mission critical IT applications to ensure they are always available, secure, and comply with government & industry regulations. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE-16, SOC-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, email contactus@onlinetech.com or visit www.onlinetech.com.


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