Located in rural southwest Michigan proved to be a challenge for Edward Lowe Foundation with inconsistent bandwidth and power outages. As the company’s websites grew in popularity and more tools were added to the sites, they had difficulty keeping up with demand. Also, the Foundation began selling services and partnering with outside companies and now had the responsibility to deliver quality services by improving their sites’ reliability and high availability.
“As we begin selling services and delivering data to partners like NASDAQ, it was obvious that we had to have a solid solution,” says Chris Ryback, Manager of Technical and Digital Media. Then the company experienced a fire in their building. The data center was spared, but it was the deciding factor that it was time to partner with a managed data center for improved security, reliability and availability.
Partnering with Online Tech gives Edward Lowe Foundation a high availability IT framework that ensures that critical data and applications are always secure and always available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Online Tech’s data centers, uniquely located 53 miles apart, are interconnected with dedicated Gigabit fiber for Internet traffic failover and routing of backup and disaster recovery data between data centers.
“We could not replicate the IT infrastructure we get with Online Tech’s data centers. By partnering with Online Tech we don’t have to worry about our infrastructure and can focus on what is important to us – being a thought leader in business,” says Ryback.
About Edward Lowe Foundation
Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered nationally through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). The foundation focuses on second-stage companies - those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth. For more information about the foundation, visit www.edwardlowe.org or http://www.facebook.com/
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About Online Tech
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