Otava Cloud Solutions

Otava is a web hosting company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan that provides secure, hybrid and multi-cloud solutions for enterprises, service providers, and channel partners to help them transition from on-premises environments to the cloud.

The company started life in 1994 as Online Technologies Corporation, initially offering dial-up internet services before expanding its services to include data center hosting, colocation, and disaster recovery-as-a-service. In 2011, Online Tech was one of the first companies to offer HIPAA-compliant cloud hosting to U.S. healthcare companies. Then followed a period of significant expansion of its global footprint in Europe and Australia. The company is now a leading channel-centric cloud and IT service provider.

Today, Otava offers cloud hosting in 12 data centers in Michigan, Indiana, Nevada, Virginia, and Texas, Sydney & Melbourne in Australia, and Manchester in the United Kingdom. Each of its data centers is subjected to rigorous independent security audits and is vetted against the standards of HIPAA, PCI DSS, SOC 2, and the EU-US Privacy Shield.

The company has adopted a defense-in-depth approach to security that incorporates administrative, physical, and technical safeguards to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all client data. All the company’s services are accessed through the OTPortal, which allows easy management through a single pane of glass.

The company rebranded in April 2019, changing its name from Online Tech to Otava, which means ‘to take a musical note an octave higher’. The new name was chosen to better reflect the company’s mission to raise the bar in cloud services.

Otava Hosting and Managed Services

Otava offers a range of hosting options in public and private clouds, along with colocation, data backup, and disaster recovery services.

HIPAA Compliant Hosting Solutions

Since 2011, Otava has been offering HIPAA-compliant clouds to the healthcare industry with full data encryption and stringent security safeguards. The company signs business associate agreements with HIPAA-covered entities and offers clients access to its audit reports to demonstrate that their cloud environments are in compliance with HIPAA Rules. Otava also offers colocation in racks, cages, and suites to meet the needs of healthcare organizations of all sizes, along with dedicated support 24/7/365 and HIPAA-compliant backup and disaster recovery services.

Public & Private Cloud Hosting

Otava offers self-managed and managed private clouds with 99.999% uptime with excellent scalability and a proprietary cloud cost optimization tool – SprawlGuard – to help customers manage their cloud costs and avoid wastage. Public cloud offerings are available on AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud and Otava offers monitoring and support services, migration assistance, cloud security consultations, a range of management and optimization tools for multi-cloud environments.


Otava’s workspace-as-a-service solution allows customers to automate, deploy and manage service delivery with virtual desktops and applications in the cloud. The environment includes data encryption at rest and in transit, unauthorized data access controls, automatic logging, and 24/7/365 support.

Data Protection Services

Otava offers cloud backup and disaster recovery-as-a-service to ensure that should disaster strike, data can always be quickly recovered. The cloud backup service includes offsite backup and onsite backup with offsite replication, cold storage, and database and application-aware replication. The Disaster recovery-as-a-service offering is an easy-to-use turnkey fully managed solution that allows rapid recovery of virtualized applications within minutes.

Professional Services

Otava offers a range of professional services including digital transformation assessments, cloud migration services, remote managing and monitoring, and database services to help businesses achieve their digital transformations as easily as possible.


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