Ed Lowe Foundation Selects Michigan Data Centers for High Availability Colocation

Online Tech Assists Entrepreneur Nonprofit with High Availability Hosting

Online PR News – 05-October-2011 – – Edward Lowe Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, has selected Online Tech for high availability colocation services. Online Tech’s data center offers Edward Lowe Foundation websites, www.edwardlowe.org; www.youreconomy.org; www.nationalcentereg.org and www.companiestowatch.org, more security, reliability and high availability.

Located in rural southwest Michigan proved to be a challenge for Edward Lowe Foundation with inconsistent bandwidth and power outages. As the company’s websites grew in popularity and more tools were added to the sites, they had difficulty keeping up with demand. Also, the Foundation began selling services and partnering with outside companies and now had the responsibility to deliver quality services by improving their sites’ reliability and high availability.

“As we begin selling services and delivering data to partners like NASDAQ, it was obvious that we had to have a solid solution,” says Chris Ryback, Manager of Technical and Digital Media. Then the company experienced a fire in their building. The data center was spared, but it was the deciding factor that it was time to partner with a managed data center for improved security, reliability and availability.

Partnering with Online Tech gives Edward Lowe Foundation a high availability IT framework that ensures that critical data and applications are always secure and always available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Online Tech’s data centers, uniquely located 53 miles apart, are interconnected with dedicated Gigabit fiber for Internet traffic failover and routing of backup and disaster recovery data between data centers.

“We could not replicate the IT infrastructure we get with Online Tech’s data centers. By partnering with Online Tech we don’t have to worry about our infrastructure and can focus on what is important to us – being a thought leader in business,” says Ryback.

About Online Tech
Online Tech (www.OnlineTech.com), the Midwest’s premier managed data center operator, serves a growing demand for data and computing capacity in small and mid-size businesses. Through its high availability SAS 70 data centers, Online Tech delivers a range of hosting services including colocation, managed dedicated servers, private cloud hosting, and disaster recovery. Online Tech’s Michigan data centers operate under SSAE 16 compliance, allowing its clients to meet all of their PCI compliant hosting, HIPAA compliant hosting, and SOX compliant hosting needs. For more information call (877) 740-5028.

About Edward Lowe Foundation
Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered nationally through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). The foundation focuses on second-stage companies - those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. For more information about the foundation, visit www.edwardlowe.org or http://www.facebook.com/EdwardLoweFoundation.

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