Midwest Eye-Banks & Online Tech Announce Colocation Partnership

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Ann Arbor-based 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 model at Online Tech’s SAS-70 certified data centers.

By partnering with Online Tech, Midwest Eye-Banks is able to offer its core clinical application, Midwire, not only for its internal use, but also as 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,” said Collin Ross, director of systems and facilities for Midwest Eye-Banks.

As part of their agreement, Midwest Eye-Banks uses Online Tech Michigan colocation services. Online Tech delivers HIPAA compliant hosting in its 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 its internet connectivity and offsite backup facility.

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

Online Tech owns and manages secure and reliable multi-tenant data centers in Ann Arbor and mid-Michigan. With a full range of colocation, managed dedicated server, and private cloud computing hosting, Online Tech’s clients reduce their IT data center costs, operational risks and downtime. Industry leaders trust Online Tech’s SAS-70 certified data centers to make sure their servers are always on, always online, and always safe.

Midwest Eye-Banks is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the restoration of sight. Through locations in Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey, the organizaiton recovers, evaluates and distributes human eye tissue for transplantation. As part of our mission, it also supports preliminary research into the causes and cures of blinding eye conditions. Through public and professional education programs, Midwest Eye-Banks encourages people to learn about eye, organ and tissue donation. It also provides humanitarian aid to those unable to afford transplantation procedures, both at home and abroad, by waiving tissue processing fees when a charitable need exists.

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