AiNET Investing $5 Million to Improve Downtown Baltimore Data Center and Hutzler’s Palace

The Howard Street corridor’s main technology hub is getting a facelift, and high-tech Baltimore businesses will benefit BALTIMORE, MD – May 1st, 2017 – High tech Maryland company, AiNET is investing in Baltimore’s future. Historically, one of the secrets to Baltimore’s success in the past was the industrial infrastructure that supported its world class manufacturing economy. Rail lines, port facilities and other forms of infrastructure made possible the city’s manufacturing base. Though the factories are mostly shuttered these days, the city has begun to pivot towards the digital economy, with new companies, new jobs and new industries popping up. The city has lacked the digital infrastructure to support its burgeoning tech sector, until now. AiNET is set to invest $5 million in capital improvements into One Market Center (at 300 West Lexington Street), transforming the city’s major telecommunications hub into Baltimore’s largest commercial data center. The 220,000 square foot campus will be expanding, adding 15,000 square feet of raised floor space to its already existing data center facilities. The improvements will consist of new HVAC, power and connectivity systems, more fiber, and high security technologies in order to make the data services in the building more reliable, flexible and secure. Many industries that the region wants to attract and retain, including healthcare, high tech and financial services, rely on high quality data center services to meet their regulatory, compliance and security commitments. AiNET’s data center upgrades will provide the security, reliability and scale that these industries require. “Recently, nearby companies have had to go out to other states to try to get access to the type of facilities that...

The Historic Hutzler Brothers Palace is Again Open for Business

The iconic Howard Street landmark will start being shown to potential tenants in early May Baltimore, MD – April 19th, 2017 – Ever since the Hutzler Brothers Palace building closed for business 1984, the historic site – listed on the National Register of Historic Places – has stood mostly vacant in the intervening decades. Not anymore. AiNET, a Maryland-based data center and telecommunications firm, purchased the building, as well as the telecommunications hub (One Market Center) next door, in 2014. Having invested over $6 million in One Market Center, AiNET has set its sights on renovating the historic building. “We are committed to preserving the iconic architecture of the Hutzler’s Palace, both inside and out,” says Pamela Sweeney, Sr. Vice President of Capital Projects at AiNET. “I know how important this building is to so many in the city, and it is our goal to do everything we can to preserve the history and legacy of this historic space.” The Palace building and the adjacent tower where the One Market Center data center operates, have over 200,000 square feet of space. AiNET plans to convert the Palace building into a mixed use residential-commercial environment, and will be considering all supporting proposals. Sweeney says, “We want to ensure that this building is being used in an exciting, creative way that fits the neighborhood and energy of the Bromo Arts district, while meeting the needs of the community. We will be reaching out to the arts community in the city to help to beautify this space, and all other properties and spaces we touch.” The building is currently hosting The Ground,...

Cybersafe Solutions Announces Partnership with AiNET, Takes Cyber Security to the Next Level

New York based cybersecurity firm relocates security operations center to Maryland’s largest Tier IV data center provider April 6th, 2017– Beltsville, MD – In 2016, cyber security stories made global headlines, and not in a good way. As the number of organizations targeted by malicious outside entities continues to grow, the market is recognizing that cyber security has become a universal challenge, comprising both proactive human monitoring, defensive firewalls, advanced machine learning and high security infrastructure. From small businesses to transnational corporations to politicians, many organizations are finding their most critical data isn’t as secure as they had thought. Cybersafe Solutions (CS) understood the evolving challenge many organizations were facing, and had a solution. Their leadership noted that the threat targets had increased from just targeting large enterprises, to now include small businesses and organizations. To meet this changing threat  To secure again and adapt to these threats, CS developed a multilayer strategy of locating highly trained cyber security analysts and services within a robust, highly secure infrastructure, provided by AiNET, for their Security Operations Center. “Most companies don’t have the resources they need to protect themselves from the increasingly complex landscapes of cyber threats,” says Benedetto Filingeri, CEO at Cybersafe Solutions. “Modern threat prevention requires equipment, infrastructure and talent. Only the largest organizations have access to those resources, but every single organization, large or small, faces the same challenges. So we set out to level the playing field.” Founded in 2014, Cybersafe Solutions brought together a team with more than twenty years’ experience with organizations like NSA, NASA and the United States Secret Service, to design cyber security...

AiNET Hosts “Future Cities: Baltimore” a collaboration on Building a Brighter Baltimore

The Maryland-based data center firm partners with innovative Baltimore organizations to discuss how cooperation, collaboration and technology can stimulate opportunity in the city BALTIMORE, MD – 3/14/2017 – Since the doors of the historic Hutzler Brothers Palace building reopened for the first time in over 30 years back in February, thousands of people walked through and were greeted by a massive art installation on the old department store floor. Through a partnership between the The Contemporary, a Baltimore art gallery that commissions location-specific exhibits, and AiNET, a Maryland-based data center company, the visitors were able to experience the iconic downtown building in a unique and resonant way. “I am always fascinated by the way unexpected partners can create the most meaningful outcomes,” says Brian Checco, AiNET’s Director of Marketing. “Collaboration has a way of sparking creativity that working alone just can’t.” It is these collaborative partnerships that have inspired AiNET’s forum, “Future Cities: Baltimore,” a symposium featuring innovative Baltimore organizations in areas including technology, industry, arts, policy and the public — that will discuss the role of collaboration, and how interdisciplinary partnerships can create positive, lasting outcomes in the city in regards to the way residents will live, work and learn. On Wednesday, March 15th from 5:30-7:00pm, visionary leaders in Baltimore will sit down to discuss both the challenges and opportunities facing the city, and collaborative ways to meet them. The event, entitled “Future Cities: Baltimore Symposium” features speakers including Anita Kassof, Executive Director of the Baltimore Museum of Industry; Deana Haggag, Executive Director of The Contemporary; Deepak Jain, CEO of AiNET; Kirby Fowler, President at the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore;...
Future Cities: Baltimore

Future Cities: Baltimore

On Wednesday, March 15th join influencers in Baltimore spanning the fields of education, manufacturing, urban development, technology and the arts as they come together to discuss the ways that collaboration can drive the future of Baltimore. The panelists will discuss synergies between their fields that can put Baltimore on the path to become a model for other 21st century cities to emulate, and address challenges and opportunities for the city as it moves boldly forward into the future. The event will be held in the reception area of the newly reopened historic Hutzler Brother’s Palace building, in the space where an innovative and thought-provoking art exhibit hosted by the Contemporary resides.  RSVP today to guarantee yourself a spot. After the initial presentation, the discussion will be open to questions from the public. Featuring: Anita Kassof, Executive Director, Baltimore Museum of Industry Deana Haggag, Executive Director, The Contemporary Kirby Fowler, President, Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Will Holman, General Manager, Open Works Baltimore Dr. Richard Barth, Dean of the School of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore Deepak Jain, CEO,...

AiNET Ranked Top 100 Managed Security Companies by CRN

Baltimore, MD – AiNET has been recognized as a 2017 Managed Security 100 award winner by CRN Magazine — recognition of the company’s innovative approach to securing its clients’ data. AiNET was ranked first on the list. This award recognizes 100 North American companies “whose approach to delivering managed service is one innovative step ahead.” AiNET is also ranked on the 2017 Managed Services Provider 500 List. “We appreciate the ranking from CRN,” says Michael Fox, Regional Vice President of Business Development. “We’ve been at the forefront of the IT services world for 25 years, blending highly secure colocation and data center services with unique security-oriented managed services, so to be recognized in this way is great. We’re looking forward to bringing our proven approach to a wider audience.” “Security is becoming a daily critical issue for business,” says Deepak Jain, founder and CEO of AiNET. “2016 was a record-breaking year for cyberattacks, a year that really brought cybersecurity to the front page. More and more organizations are realizing how important it is to ensure that their most mission-critical data is hosted securely. We’re excited that AiNET clients benefit from the peace of mind knowing they have a partner who understands their needs and challenges and works tirelessly to ensure their data security.” Under Jain’s leadership the company has received awards in 2016 including recognition for Washington’s 50 fastest growing companies,  the GovStar award for technical leadership excellence in the federal sector, ‘Top Minority Business’ from the Baltimore Business Journal; ‘Best US Telecom Merger’ & Acquisition from Acquisition International; and ‘Best Data Center Services’ from the City of Laurel, Maryland....