The Ann Arbor data center operator Online Tech Inc. said Tuesday that Ypsilanti-based Michigan Multispecialty Physicians P.C. had selected Online Tech for  colocation services and offsite data storage and backup.

“We were feeling the pains of a growing company and outstripping our data center capacity,” said Erik Yochum, director of IT for MMP. “We were facing electrical, heating and cooling issues as well as running out of physical space.”

By outsourcing its data center to Online Tech, MMP has experienced a return on investment increase on internal IT resources and the added benefit of having access to an experienced and professional support team.

Yochum said MMP’s IT staff costs are reduced by eliminating overtime or off hour compensation associated with supporting a data center around the clock. MMP can also keep up with new technology without the additional hardware investment.

“Now the space used for the data center can be used for other productive uses for the organization,” Yochum said.

By outsourcing to Online Tech, MMP upgraded to a Tier 3 data center with fully redundant power, network infrastructure and adequate heating and cooling. MMP chose Online Tech’s high availability power architecture with no single point of failure in power delivery — assuring a high level of server uptime. Online Tech also delivers HIPAA compliant hosting with all of the physical and network security features required to assure that a medical health organization can comply with the HIPAA privacy requirements.

To watch Erik Yochum discuss the challenges of increasing data center capacity and HIPAA compliance, please visit

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.


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