Online Tech announced on Wednesday that it will officially open its new Detroit data center on Aug. 1 as part of its continuing expansion. The 34,000 square foot facility in Westland, Michigan is one of five data centers in the Online Tech portfolio after acquiring another in Indianapolis last month.
Earlier this year, Online Tech invested $3 million to expand its Flint, Michigan facility.
The company was recognized by CIO magazine as one of the 20 most promising enterprise security companies. It offers secure cloud services which are particularly appealing to companies that need to be in compliance with certain regulatory standards such as healthcare and financial services.
“The purpose-built corporate facility 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 said. “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.”
Three hundred miles will separate the Indianapolis and Michigan data centers. The new locations will allow Online Tech to serve customers that require geographic separation for the purposes of disaster recovery. Both locations will continue to offer HIPAA, PCI, SOX and Safe Harbor hosting.
“Companies in healthcare, e-commerce and financial services need data centers designed to support the increasingly complex balance of technical, compliance and security demands. That is where our secure, compliant data centers come in. Designed specifically for these types of businesses, our Metro Detroit data center will give them a boost as they shift growth into higher gears,” Online Tech co-CEO Mike Klein said.
The opening of these data centers brought construction jobs to Detroit and Indianapolis. Each of the centers will offer about 25 IT, sales and data center jobs when they are fully operational.