Press release

Online Tech is Now Otava

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Online Tech, a leader in secure, compliant cloud services for enterprise
and channel partners, announced today that it has changed its name to
Otava.

The rebranding follows recent significant growth in Otava’s global
footprint as both a channel-ready partner and an enterprise cloud
solutions provider. The expansion, driven in large part by securing the
investment capabilities of Schurz
Communications
and acquiring the global cloud infrastructure assets
of Neverfail
in 2018, has resulted in strong momentum for Otava. The new name
positions the company as a unique leader in the IT market, backed by a
support team committed to excellence.

“The Online Tech name served us very well for 25 years, but as we
continue to grow across the country and around the world, it is
important to evolve the brand to better reflect our bold people,
partnerships and purpose,” said Brad Cheedle, president and chief
executive officer at Otava. “Otava is a name that perfectly suits our
company’s mission to continuously raise the bar in cloud services
through our dedicated, client-focused support and operations teams.”

Otava will continue to provide world-class cloud, colocation, data
protection, disaster recovery, security and professional services
solutions to thousands of customers around the world. Its 12 locations
span the United States, Europe and Australia, and each environment is
independently audited against the highest security standards including
SOC 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, and EU-US Privacy Shield. All Otava solutions are
accessible through the proprietary OTPortal® offering visibility and
control across the entire IT environment from a single pane of glass.

The word Otava means to take a musical note an octave higher and in
Finnish refers to Ursa Major, one of the largest and brightest
constellations in the night sky. In addition to the corporate name
change, a new logo was revealed featuring a circle resting atop a gently
arching line that is intended to represent the company’s rebirth and
dedication to rising above all expectations. The tagline ‘expect
exceptional,’ was also introduced as evidence of Otava’s commitment to
deliver exceptional experiences to all current and future clients and
channel partners.

“Expect exceptional is more than a tagline; it’s a promise that our
client-first, never-stop mindset is ingrained in our culture,” Cheedle
said. “Everyone at Otava is passionate about the common purpose of
providing service and results beyond anyone’s expectations. Our people
drive and innovate the solutions that have allowed us to earn our
customers’ trust by partnering to help them stay competitive in their
industries.”

Launched as Online Technologies Corporation in 1994 as a regional
dial-up internet company, Otava has rapidly evolved into data center
hosting and colocation services with a focus on cloud compliance and
security. In 2011, Otava (then Online Tech) became the first 100 percent
HIPAA-compliant cloud provider in the U.S. Today the company offers a
wide range of fully managed IT services to businesses and managed
service providers around the globe.

About Otava

Otava provides secure, compliant hybrid cloud solutions for service
providers, channel partners and enterprise clients. The company provides
its customers with a clear path to transformation, with highly effective
solutions that solve the challenges of even the most complex and
sensitive environments. As a channel-centric cloud and IT service
provider, Otava has a global footprint and a broad portfolio of fully
managed IT services championed by an exceptional support team. Learn
more at www.otava.com.

About Schurz Communications Inc.

Schurz Communications Inc. is a family owned corporation that has been
helping businesses, communities and individuals make meaningful
connections for five generations. The Schurz legacy began in newspaper
publishing and today, the company remains committed to making
information more accessible through the platforms and technology of the
digital age. Schurz Communications’ recent investments include regional
broadband companies, global data center solutions providers and digital
media and marketing firms. The company’s portfolio also includes a
variety of minority investments. For more information, visit www.schurz.com.