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									colocation vs. managed servers - the difference

Do you have the highest levels of security, redundancy, reliability, infrastructure and
technical expertise necessary to operate your Internet operations? In order to deliver
100% uptime, you need to ensure that your servers deliver the availability, security and
performance that your customers demand. There are numerous potential problems
and risks that can impact the operation of your site. In addition to failures in systems,
platforms, applications, operating systems and operating infrastructures, slow site
performance or unavailable services can negatively affect both customer perception
and loyalty and can have a disastrous effect on company profitability. Housing your




      Do you have the highest levels of security, redundancy,

  reliability, infrastructure and technical expertise necessary to

                     manage your Internet operations?



servers in a regular office setting runs the serious and common risk of security threats,
power outages and fire, to name a few. As well, managing, maintaining and monitoring
your network on a 24/7/365 basis takes time, skill and technical expertise. The most
feasible solution is to choose a Data Center with the infrastructure, capabilities and
technical expertise to build, deploy and manage your Internet operations. Simply put,
colocation means that you own your server equipment and choose to house it in a
secure Data Center environment. You retain control of and access to your equipment.
If you choose to colocate your equipment with a Data Center, be aware of your
provider’s level of service and support. Some Data Centers refuse to touch your
equipment even for a simple reboot request, while others will offer hands-on remote
support. Managed servers eliminate the need for buying, maintaining and supporting
one’s own Internet server and offer system-level administration and support, compre-
hensive Internet infrastructure and extensive services that relieve IT departments of
many critical, but costly responsibilities. You lease the equipment from the provider
who owns the Data Center, the network, server and other devices and is responsible
for installing, maintaining and monitoring them.
colocation vs. managed servers - choosing the right facility

In addition to ensuring that a colocation and/or managed server provider has the
highest levels of security, redundancy, reliability and infrastructure necessary to house
your servers, it is important to make sure that the site has experienced personnel to
facilitate the installation, monitoring and maintenance of your equipment. Choosing a
Data Center with state-of-the-art security, redundant air conditioning and power units
and a 100% uptime guarantee is as equally important as the site’s technical expertise
and capabilities. For example, does the site offer hands-on support by experienced
network engineers? Or, are you on your own when it comes to any reboot or support




                 Does your service provider offer 24/7/365

           hands-on support. maintenance and monitoring?




requests. You will also need to decide if you are going to purchase your own equipment
and colocate it at the Data Center or if you want to lease equipment owned by the Data
Center. In this option, known as managed servers, the Data Center owns, maintains
and manages the equipment. Not all Data Centers offer both colocation and managed
server options. Choosing a Data Center site with 24/7/365 on-site network engineers
with proven experience in installation, repair, monitoring, replacement and configura-
tion removes the need for you to make regular trips between your office and your
equipment. However, few Data Centers provide hands-on support to their customers.
In fact, most won’t even touch your equipment. OnRamp is different. Experienced
network engineers with application-level expertise are standing by, ready to help with
customer installs, configuration, maintenance and repair. Even customers who want
simple colocation are able to trust that OnRamp has the correct tools, equipment and
resources that only an application-level service provider would use. In fact, customers
often use OnRamp as an extension of their IT department, ensuring that every need is
filled and every contingency is addressed.




your internet operations                built     deployed         managed           disaster recovery   colocation   managed servers   web development
colocation - benefits

Colocating your servers in a Data Center is crucial for maintaining the highest levels of
security, redundancy, reliability and infrastructure not available in a local office setting.
OnRamp customers who choose colocation do so because their facilities do not have
the environment, security, back-up and 24/7/365 monitoring to ensure their servers are
safe in the event of a power outage, theft, vandalism or natural disaster. In a colocation
Data Center environment, the customers retain full control of their operating systems
and applications. Choosing a Data Center site with 24/7/365 on-site network engineers
that have proven experience in installation, repair, monitoring, replacement and




        Have you considered how colocating your equipment

           in a Data Cener could safeguard your business?




configuration removes the need for you to make regular trips between your office and
your equipment. However, few Data Centers provide hands-on support for their
customers. In fact, most won’t even touch your equipment. OnRamp is different.
Experienced network engineers with application-level expertise are standing by, ready
to help with customer installs, configuration, maintenance and repair. Even customers
who want simple colocation are able to trust that OnRamp has the correct tools,
equipment and resources that only an application-level service provider would use. In
fact, customers often use OnRamp as an extension of their IT department, ensuring
that every need is filled and every contingency is addressed.
managed servers - benefits

Managed servers eliminate the need for buying, maintaining and supporting one’s own
Internet server and offer system-level administration and support, comprehensive
Internet infrastructure and extensive services that relieve IT departments of many
critical, but costly responsibilities. These services typically include advanced monitor-
ing, load balancing, elevated security and redundancy, data storage and industry-
leading technical expertise. The provider owns the Data Center, the network, server
and other devices and is responsible for installing, maintaining and monitoring them.
The customers retain full control of their operating systems and applications.




              Have you considered how managed servers

                  could contribute to your bottom line?




Managed hosting is a cost-effective way for companies needing 100% network uptime,
responsiveness, technical expertise and a secure, high-end infrastructure. Even if you
have your own in-house IT staff, managed servers can actually help you increase
control by keeping your IT resources focused on the business goals and objectives that
contribute to the bottom line. If you’ve tracked the amount of time you or your IT
department has spent on managing, maintaining and trouble-shooting your network,
you know that the daily time commitment is significant. How often does your IT staff
have to put aside the important projects to put out fires? By having a managed service
provider manage, monitor and maintain your network, you can relieve your IT
department from daily, often tedious, and time-consuming tasks. And, you can avoid
costly infrastructure investments, thereby concentrating on your strategic objectives
and goals.
 colocation vs. managed server - data center checklist

 When choosing a colocation or managed server provider, make sure the company
 offers the following:


     State-Of-The-Art Facility, Built Of Solid Construction
     Proven Financial Stability
     Multiple Carrier Internet Backbones
     Border Gateway Protocol (BGP4) Routing
     Physically Independent Fiber Entry Points
     Premium Tier-1 Backbone Providers
     24/7/365 Staffed Network Operations Center
     24/7/365 On-Site Network Monitoring
     24/7/365 Customer Access to Equipment
     24/7/365 Notification of Service Problems
     24/7/365 Live Support Via Phone/Email/Skype
     24/7/365 Remote Hands On Services
     100% Uptime Guarantee
     Comprehensive Video Surveillance Monitoring
     Restricted Access to Facility
     Pre-Action Fire Suppression System
     Redundant Power and Cooling Systems
     Redundant Network Connections
     Customizable Rack Space Starting at 1 U
     Secure, Fully Lockable Cabinets
     Computer Work Centers
     Computer Crash Carts
     Complimentary Maintenance Tools
     Spare Servers Available
     Custom Colocation Solutions                                                             Drop Shipping/Installation Services
     Custom Managed Server Solutions                                                         Work-Site Recovery Space
     Backups w/ Tape Rotation                                                                Internet Access
     Managed Firewalls                                                                       Geographically Stable Location
     Managed Content Switches                                                                Network Operations Staff Experienced At Application Development,
     Web Access to Bandwidth Usage Statistics                                                Software/Hardware Configuration and System Management




your internet operations               built      deployed    managed    disaster recovery      colocation      managed servers       web development
colocation vs. managed servers - how onramp can help

Founded in Austin, TX, OnRamp Access has been providing all of the       onramp's internet operations stack
services necessary to build, deploy and manage Internet Operations
since its inception in 1994.     As one of Austin's original Internet
                                                                           Whether you need simple Colocation or support all the way through the application layer, OnRamp provides all of
Operations companies, OnRamp began connecting businesses to the            the services and expertise necessary to build, deploy and manage each and every layer of your Internet Operations.
Internet by providing Internet dial-up, ISDN and T-1 service. Within a
year, OnRamp’s state-of-the-art Data Center housed servers for
Disaster Recovery, Colocation and Managed Server customers. As the                    5
                                                                            APPLICATION LAYER
Internet landscape grew, so did the depth and breadth of OnRamp’s




                                                                                                                                                                                          ONRAMP: YOUR INTERNET OPERAT IONS COM PANY
services and capabilities. In 1995, OnRamp created a full-service Web
Department that has designed and developed more than 700 websites                     4
and applications to date.                                                 OPERATING SYSTEM LAYER




Today, OnRamp is still the only Data Center in Austin and Central
                                                                                      3
Texas to provide a single source for all of the services and
                                                                                DEVICE LAYER
complementary resources necessary to fully integrate your Internet
Operations. Because OnRamp’s enterprise team is experienced at
application development, software/hardware configuration and system                   2
management we eliminate the seams that exist between companies                NETWORK LAYER

that only provide parts of the solution. Our customers depend upon
OnRamp’s unique technical expertise, broad set of services and
                                                                                      1
24/7/365 hands-on support to supplement their abilities in order to
                                                                            DATA CENTER LAYER
reliably deploy every layer of their Internet Operations.
colocation vs. managed servers - the onramp difference

Headquartered in a 15,000 square foot, state-of-the art Data Center, OnRamp features
the highest levels of security, redundancy, reliability, infrastructure and technical
expertise for colocation and managed servers. More than just a Data Center built with
best-of-class equipment, advanced security and 24/7/365 onsite monitoring, OnRamp
specializes in providing customized services and solutions all the way through the
application layer. Companies who choose OnRamp‘s colocation or managed server
solutions trust our unique technical expertise and broad suite of services to supplement
their abilities where needed, thus ensuring that they have all the ingredients necessary




    OnRamp’s depth and capabilities at every layer of Internet

 Operations enable us to deliver a complete “stack” of services.




to build, deploy and manage their Internet operations. Running Internet Operations on
a 24//7/365 basis is demanding and requires many capabilities that a standard IT
department may not have. OnRamp’s enterprise team has a unique set of capabilities
that spans all aspects of Internet Operations up to and including the application layer.
With our experience in application development, software, hardware configuration and
system management, customers often use OnRamp as an extension of their IT
department, ensuring that every need is filled and every contingency addressed.
OnRamp’s advanced Data Center solutions include system administration consulting,
automated back-ups, customer tape rotation, managed firewalls, content switches,
web design/application development and a variety of other services all intended to
ensure that your Internet Operations run safely and reliably.




your internet operations               built      deployed        managed           disaster recovery   colocation   managed servers   web development
colocation vs. managed servers - onramp data center features

Top Level Security
As a PCI Level 1 and SAS 70 Level 2 compliant facility, OnRamp maintains the highest
levels of security with 24/7/365 monitoring and surveillance from on-site personnel.


Depth and Breadth of Capabilities
OnRamp’s enterprise team is experienced at application development, software/
hardware configuration and system management. Our depth and capabilities at each
layer of Internet Operations enable us to deliver a complete suite or “stack” of services,
eliminating the seams that exist between companies that only provide parts of the
solution. These services include Colocation, Managed Servers, Disaster Recovery,
Web Design/ Development and Advanced Internet Solutions.


State-of-the-Art Data Center
A reliable physical environment, OnRamp’s 15,000 square foot Data Center provides
redundant power and air systems built by industry leaders including Liebert, Kohler and
Detroit Diesel. This redundancy extends to the OnRamp network which utilizes Cisco
equipment and BGP4 routing technologies to automatically route traffic around any
problems. Multiple connections with different Tier-1 Internet backbones, delivered on
independent fiber entrance facilities, ensure the unlikely event of a backbone failure or
fiber/conduit cut will not affect service.


Best of Class Equipment/Complimentary Tools and Spare Parts
Whether you choose a colocation or managed server solution, the OnRamp Data
Center features best of class hardware for customers and a complete work center with
everything you need to service your equipment including cage nuts, screws, bolt and
tools.


24/7/365 Customer Hands-On Support and Service
Running Internet Operations on a 24/7/365 basis is demanding and requires many
capabilities that a standard IT department may not have. OnRamp’s enterprise team
has a unique set of capabilities that spans all aspects of Internet Operations up to and
including the appilcation layer. Customers can always count on the fact that OnRamp’s
Network Operations Center is staffed 24/7/365 with eperienced network engineers who
provide hands-on customized support.
onramp data center overview

                                                                                                                         Services
 FACILITY / NETWORK




                          Built as NEBS-Compliant Central Office in ‘01   Multiple Carrier Internet Backbones
                                                                                                                            Disaster Recovery Solutions
                          Converted into 15,000 SF Data Center in ’03     Border Gateway Protocol (BGP4) Routing
                                                                                                                            Custom Managed Server Solutions
                          Powered by 100% Green Energy                    Physically Independent Fiber Entry Points
                                                                                                                            Custom Colocation Solutions From 1 U
                          24/7/365 Staffed Network Operations Center      Only Premium Tier-1 Backbone Providers            Managed Firewalls
                          SAS-70 and PCI Level 1 Audits                   Microsoft Windows and Linux Supported OS          Managed Backups/Tape Rotation
                                                                                                                            Managed Content Switches
  SECURITY / REDUNDANCY




                                                                                                                            Business Class T1
                          Designed with Telecom-Class Reliability         Liebert Double Conversion UPS
                                                                                                                            Microsoft Hosted Exchange 2007
                          100% Uptime Guarantee                           Redundant Liebert Air Handling Units
                                                                                                                            Microsoft Exchange 2007 Servers
                          Kohler / Detroit Diesel Generator               Multiple Liebert Surge Suppression Units
                                                                                                                            Web Access to Bandwidth Usage
                          UL Listed, Bonded Lightning Protection System   Pre-Action Fire Suppression System
                                                                                                                            Redundant Network Connections
                          Active Water and Leak Detection Pumps           Comprehensive Video Surveillance Monitoring
                                                                                                                            Burstable Bandwidth
                                                                                                                            Additional Power Circutis
                                                                                                                            24/7/365 Hands-On Monitoring/Managing
  CUSTOMER SUPPORT




                          24/7/365 Staffed Network Operations Center      24/7/365 Colocation Access
                                                                                                                            24/7/365 Live Onsite Customer Support
                          24/7/365 On-Site Monitoring                     Computer Work Center/Computer Crash Carts
                                                                                                                            Web Design/Application Development
                          24/7/365 Notification of Service Problems       Complete/Complimentary Maintenance Tools
                                                                                                                            Best of Class Hardware
                          24/7/365 Customer Access to Equipment           Spare HP Servers Available 24/7/365
                                                                                                                            Windows, Linux, Application Software
                          24/7/365 Live Support Via Phone/Email/Skype     Microsoft/RedHat Application Media On-Site



                          Build Your Own Colocation Solutions             Build Your Own Managed Server Solutions
    CUSTOM SOLUTIONS




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                          Burstable Bandwidth                             Backups with Tape Rotation
                          Redundant Network Connections                   HackerView Network Security Scans of Network              888-667-2660
                          Additional Power Circuits                       Managed Firewalls/Content Switches
                          Customized Support                              Web Access to Bandwidth Usage Statistics                  www.onr.com

								
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