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Press Release -- August 14th, 2012
Source: OnRamp Access

OnRamp’s Managed Hosting Services Support Coastal Companies During Hurricane Season

Aug 14, 2012

AUSTIN, TX – OnRamp Access, a Data Center service provider in Austin, Texas, offers Managed Hosting solutions to coastal  companies as the 4th anniversary of Hurricane Ike approaches. The  destructive Category 2 hurricane made landfall near Galveston, Texas, on September 13, 2008, and still serves as a grim reminder of the devastating effects  severe weather can have on coastal residents and businesses alike. With an  increased likelihood of storms making landfall in the Atlantic Basin region  this hurricane season, OnRamp’s managed hosting solutions help businesses keep  their critical IT infrastructure running securely, reliably, and effectively  24/7/365, from the safety of its geographically stable, Austin, Texas, data center location.

Although some companies in  the path of Hurricane Ike were able to maintain their IT infrastructure and  online operations, other challenges existed in the storm’s aftermath. Widespread  power outages, lasting several weeks, forced many IT operations to shut down  and others to narrowly survive on backup generator power. Those residing in  coastal cities and low-lying areas around Houston, Texas, who were able to cope  with these power issues, were still met with a mandatory evacuation which  displaced their technical staff from their equipment. Primary data storage  sites were thus left inaccessible, resulting in a loss of productivity and  revenue, and prompting situations of high vulnerability for their critical  systems.

OnRamp’s Data Center is  situated in a geography that is far removed from the threat of natural  disasters, has a low seismic risk and zero incidents of hurricanes, making it  an ideal location for companies storing mission critical data. “Whether OnRamp  serves as a company’s primary data storage site, or as a secondary site for  managed hosting purposes, we make sure your IT operation is safely running  24/7/365,” said Chad Kissinger, Founder of OnRamp. “For companies who do not host  their IT operations in a geographically stable part of the country, there is a  risk of downtime associated with natural disasters that can result in a loss of  revenue, or worse, force them to shut down their business altogether.” OnRamp’s  managed hosting solutions  pair best in class hardware equipment from HP, Cisco, NetApp and EMC with  redundant power, multi-homed bandwidth over fully meshed networks and 24/7/365  monitoring for 100% uptime. OnRamp’s experienced  onsite engineers manage, monitor and maintain each managed hosting solution to ensure  100% uptime, a feature that is especially important for disaster recovery customers  who are intentionally distanced from their equipment in Austin by design.

OnRamp‘s  Managed Hosting services offer the flexibility of customizing a solution that  bests suits a company’s budget and agenda. From Managed Servers, to managed network devices, dedicated server hosting, managed storage and Managed Backups, OnRamp can create a managed  hosting solution to meet its clients’ specific needs.

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