Online Tech, an Ann Arbor company, continues its expansion across the Great Lakes region with the acquisition of a data center in Indianapolis, a facility that will deliver the company’s full product line of secure, compliant cloud and colocation services for healthcare, financial services, retail and other companies in regulated industries.
Online Tech’s purchase of the property, planned upgrades, and enterprise-class cloud represents an investment of more than $10 million.
It will also bring jobs and much-needed computing infrastructure to the expanding Indianapolis economic market.
“Indianapolis is the thirteenth largest city in the United States—even larger than San Francisco—and we believe its businesses Online Tech Midwest Data Centers – Michigan and Indianapolis Cloud Computing and Colocationare underserved by secure cloud computing providers,” said Mike Klein, Co-CEO of Online Tech. “The city’s large population of healthcare companies must ensure that all patient data remains safe and HIPAA compliant, which fits well with our healthcare IT focus and expertise. Indianapolis also has a growing community of financial, retail, e-commerce and software businesses. They will all benefit from having an enterprise-class, secure, compliant cloud right in Indiana.”
The investment will create local construction jobs and up to 25 permanent jobs for IT, sales and data center professionals in Indianapolis. The renovation of the new data center will be complete in the third quarter of this year.
“The world-class infrastructure that we are bringing to Indianapolis will support the local economy. It will provide local businesses access to one of the most secure and compliant clouds in the world—right in their backyard,” said Yan Ness, Co-CEO of Online Tech.
Online Tech’s new Indianapolis facility will be the fifth data center in its portfolio. The company currently has more than 100,000 square feet in four data centers in Michigan. With more than 300 miles now between data centers, Online Tech will also be able to support customers in other markets that need disaster recovery and back up services across state lines, and want significant geographic separation between sites.