Online Tech and Midwest Eye-Banks Announce Colocation Partnership

A Midwest Eye Bank Selects SAS 70 Data Center to Host SaaS Application

Online PR News – 16-November-2010 – – Midwest Eye-Banks, an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of sight, has partnered with Online Tech to host their Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model at Online Tech’s SAS-70 certified data centers.

By partnering with Online Tech, Midwest Eye-Banks is able to offer their core clinical application, Midwire, not only for their internal use; but also as a Software-as-a-Service to other eye banking organizations. Midwire is a clinical database application that encompasses the business rules for eye banking.

“The fact that our SaaS application is hosted in a SAS 70 audited environment gives our external customers a great deal of confidence in the security and privacy of their data,” states Collin Ross, Director of Systems and Facilities for Midwest Eye-Banks.

As part of their agreement, Midwest Eye-Banks uses Online Tech colocation services. Online Tech delivers HIPAA compliant hosting in their SAS 70 certified data center with all of the physical and network security features required to assure that an organization can comply with the HIPAA data privacy requirements. Additionally, Midwest Eye-Banks depends on Online Tech for their internet connectivity and offsite backup facility.

“Online Tech’s SAS 70 data centers give us a solid hosting infrastructure underneath Midwire. Not only is this security and reliability really important to our own operation, but also critical to our strategic partnerships within our industry,” says Ross.

About Online Tech
Online Tech (www.OnlineTech.com) owns and manages premier Midwest managed data centers. With a full range of colocation, managed dedicated server, and private cloud hosting offerings, Online Tech helps their clients dramatically reduce IT data center costs, operational risks and downtime. Industry leaders trust Online Tech’s HIPAA Compliant, SAS 70 certified data centers to ensure their servers are always on, always online, and always safe.

About Midwest Eye-Banks
Midwest Eye-Banks is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of sight. Through our locations in Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey, we recover, evaluate and distribute human eye tissue for transplantation. As part of our mission, we support preliminary research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions. Through public and professional education programs, we encourage people to learn about eye, organ and tissue donation. We also provide humanitarian aid to those unable to afford transplantation procedures, both at home and abroad, by waiving our tissue processing fees when a charitable need exists.

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