AUSTIN, TX – Austin-based Data Center operations company, OnRamp Access, has announced plans for a multi-million dollar expansion of its Austin Data Center facility and several new secure, hybrid hosting services. OnRamp is building out the last third of the company’s southeast Austin data center facility which, upon completion, will deliver 4.5 megawatts of generator capacity and incorporate four independent power paths in to the facility which will deliver the power capacity for 200 watts per square foot for Co-location, Managed Hosting, Private Cloud and Disaster Recovery customers. The addition of space, power and cooling capacity will enable the 17-year data center veteran to deliver expanded services out of its Austin facility.
OnRamp’s growth is, in large part, due to the development of hybrid hosting services that meet the needs of companies looking for more than just a facility to host servers and solve the challenges they face when looking to address specific security and regulatory requirements. Unlike its competitors, OnRamp is able to provide hosting and support services that combine Managed Hosting, Co-location and the Cloud, thus enabling customers to deploy a combination, or hybridization, of services that facilitate the deployment of a secure, scalable and reliable infrastructure designed to meet their specific needs. For example, OnRamp’s private cloud solutions enable companies to deploy server or application virtualization from a flexible, scalable and dedicated Cloud environment that avoids the security and availability drawbacks of public and Shared Clouds. OnRamp offers several dedicated cloud offerings including a Disaster Recovery (DR)/Business Continuity Cloud built on virtualization software from VmWare, Citrix or Microsoft. OnRamp’s DR Cloud removes the need to manage a remote environment and facilitates the seamless replication of data and applications across geographic distances for Disaster Recovery.
“Hybrid solutions from OnRamp address the move companies are making to accomplish scalability, flexibility, reliability and continuity goals,” said Lucas Braun, OnRamp CEO. “When we talk to managers across industries, we consistently hear how important their IT systems have become in every facet of their business. When these systems aren’t available or secured properly, their business grounds to a halt, and that costs them money and customers.”
Taking the issues of security and compliance one step further, OnRamp is also addressing the need for companies that provide healthcare or healthcare adjacent services to become HIPAA compliant, a service that most data center companies won’t and/or can’t provide. More than just a highly secure hosting solution, OnRamp’s HIPAA Compliant Hosting goes above and beyond what most hosting providers offer by providing a comprehensive, available and fully-compliant solution that addresses the confidentiality, availability and integrity of Electronic Protected Health Information (ePHI). OnRamp helps companies achieve compliancy by designing, implementing and securing their systems and applications to meet HIPAA’s privacy and security standards and related administrative, technical and physical safeguards.
“OnRamp has developed processes and services that dive far more deeply into ensuring compliance with HIPAA and HITECH than most other data center partners, some of which won’t even sign business associate agreements,” said OnRamp Founder Chad Kissinger. “In many ways, OnRamp behaves like a covered entity itself. We take a cooperative, comprehensive view of the protection of ePHI rooted in the ensuring the effective transmission of data and the division between, and cooperation of, the roles of covered entities. Our goal is to eliminate seams or gaps in protection that might occur otherwise and go undetected.”