Ancor Selects Online Tech's Data Center for IT Disaster Recovery Facilities and Services

Top Quote Print and Electronic Document Provider Lowers Risks of Ceasing Critical Business Operations with Disaster Recovery Plan. End Quote
  • Ann Arbor, MI (1888PressRelease) March 02, 2011 - Ancor, a premier outsourcing provider of customized print and electronic document services, has recently partnered with Online Tech, a Midwest data center operator for IT disaster recovery facilities and services. Ancor is the parent company for two other service organizations, Utilitec and HealthLOGIX.

    Disaster recovery is becoming necessary for business survival as companies become more dependent on their data and IT infrastructure to run their business. Ancor realizes the risks that IT system failure or data loss would pose to the viability of their business as well as their customers' business.

    For example, if Ancor's IT systems were to fail longer than one day, their automotive customers would quickly be effected and potentially shut down automotive plants across the country. For Utilitec customers, downtime would have a direct effect on generating revenue. The billing cycles for the Utilitec customer base are generally set up to manage a 20 day cash cycle. If Utilitec experienced an interruption to their IT infrastructure and could not print the utility bills on time, our utility companies would immediately realize cash flow problems.

    The risks of IT failure not only impacts business operations and generating revenue, but also could cause failure to comply with mandatory regulations. If HealthLOGIX was unable to process healthcare cards or EOB statements on time for their insurance providers, they could be in violation of federal regulations.

    Ancor dramatically lowers these risks and enhances its disaster recovery capabilities by mirroring all of their data, batch files, and web accessible customer data to Online Tech's top-notch data center facility located in Flint, Mich. In the event Ancor's on-site data center is compromised, they can resume operations from Online Tech's Tier III data center.

    "We were very impressed with Online Tech's state-of-the-art Flint data center facility," says Dave Bartkowiak, Executive Director of Operations for Ancor. Online Tech offers a unique disaster recovery solution to companies like Ancor, who operate their own data center but desire a secondary data center site for disaster recovery. Online Tech has multiple data centers located on different power grids to offer high availability power and network solutions with no single point of failure - assuring a very high level of server uptime.

    "With many of our partners relying on their IT infrastructure and data for their business survival, Online Tech understands the necessity of providing disaster recovery for their critical, real-time applications," says Mike Klein, Online Tech Chief Operating Officer.

    About Online Tech
    Online Tech ( owns and manages premier Michigan data centers. Offering managed dedicated servers, private cloud hosting, IT disaster recovery, and Michigan colocation, Online Tech helps their clients dramatically reduce IT data center costs, operational risks and downtime. Industry leaders trust Online Tech's HIPAA Compliant, SAS 70 certified data centers to ensure their servers are always on, always online, and always safe.

    About Ancor
    Ancor provides customized printing, mailing and electronic document services to three major markets and also supports two different brand names under the Ancor umbrella. "Utilitec" is tailored to meet the specific needs of the utility billing markets nationwide. Likewise, the HealthLOGIX targets specific needs of various insurance providers, also nationwide. The Ancor automotive branch provides specific vehicle labeling solutions for North American automotive plants.

    All three Units combine an unmatched passion for service with extensive programming and IT capabilities to deliver these programs with the speed, accuracy and flexibility that our customer's demand.

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