AiNET Awarded for Contributions Made to Downtown Baltimore Community

Wednesday, September 27th – Deepak Jain, the founder and CEO of AiNET, accepted an award at the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s Annual Meeting. This award was “much-deserved” recognition of the contributions AiNET has made to the Downtown Baltimore Community – specifically, AiNET’s partnership with The Contemporary on their recent exhibit, The Ground. The exhibit enriched new life into downtown Baltimore’s historic Hutzler Building, enlightening nostalgia in many Baltimoreans. In a letter to Deepak Jain, Kirby Fowler, President of the Downtown Partnership touched on AiNET’s vital work in rehabilitating and modernizing the area around One Market Center, AiNET’s Baltimore data center, as well as the attached Hutzler Building. Fowler wrote, “…your professional and personal commitments are critical to the continued growth and success of Downtown Baltimore, and we sincerely appreciate your dedication.” The Downtown Partnership’s Annual Meeting was held at the Center Plaza, located at 110 W. Fayette Street, attracting over 700 business and community leaders from the region. Deepak Jain and AiNET’s Regional VP of Sales & Business Development, Michael Fox, enjoyed an exceptional evening with the region’s most influential business, government, and community leaders at their largest networking event of the year. “The growth and flourishment of downtown Baltimore is my goal,” said Jain. “We are gifted with such a unique City and community – and there is so much further we can go with it.” AiNET has no plans on stopping its contributions to the Downtown Baltimore community. To read more and join AiNET in the revitalization of downtown, visit, Future Cities: Baltimore, and sign the petition to help AiNET bring free Wi-Fi to Baltimore...
AiNET CEO Deepak Jain Nominated for Technologist of the Year

AiNET CEO Deepak Jain Nominated for Technologist of the Year

In recognition of his technological and community initiatives, Deepak Jain has been nominated for an innovation award by Technical.ly Baltimore BALTIMORE, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Awards and patents line the walls of AiNET’s Maryland corporate headquarters. Deepak Jain, the founder and CEO of AiNET, has been the recipient of dozens of awards and patents over the years. He has been awarded patents in dozens of countries for his innovations in the data center and internet technology industries. Although, this nomination for Technologist of the Year, by the tech media company Technical.ly Baltimore, “feels different,” says Jain. “AiNET is a company with tremendously deep roots in the Baltimore region,” says Jain. “The company was founded in 1993 in my home in Columbia, Maryland. We employ dozens of Baltimore residents, operate Baltimore’s largest data center, support dozens of Baltimore companies, and are proudly putting our weight behind free Wi-Fi initiatives in the city. Being recognized for our innovativeness in our hometown is a really rewarding feeling.” AiNET holds awards in areas as diverse as government contracting, managed services, entrepreneurship, even for corporate diversity. In addition, the company holds patents from the United States, Japan, the European Union, Israel, and many others. “As a global company, we see ourselves recognized for our work all over the world,” says Deepak Jain. “But at the end of the day, recognition in your hometown is always going to be the most satisfying.” To vote for Deepak Jain in the 2017 Baltimore Innovation Awards, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BIW17awards Winners will be announced Friday, Oct. 6, at the BIW17 Innovation Celebration at Mt. Vernon Marketplace. About AiNET ® AiNET is...

AiNET Receives Top Minority Owned Business Designation

Baltimore Business Journal recognizes global IT services company. BALTIMORE, MD – 08/25/2017 – AiNET has been awarded “Top Minority Owned Business” by the Baltimore Business Journal for 2017 in recognition as one of the largest MBEs in the region. The announcement is published in the 2017 Baltimore Business Journal Book of Lists. “Baltimore has a rich history of supporting minority-owned businesses, and it is exciting to be recognized as both a member and driving force in that community,” says Deepak Jain, CEO and founder of AiNET. “It is a reflection of both our commitment to diversity and equal opportunity, and a testament to our success as a global firm based in the area.” AiNET’s One Market Center, located next to Baltimore’s historic Lexington Market, is Baltimore’s largest data center with over 200,000 square feet of data center floor space. It supports iconic Baltimore organizations such as Exelon and the University of Maryland, as well as national and global companies like Verizon, Level 3, and Cogent Communications. The data center provides high-tech jobs for residents of Baltimore city and the surrounding areas. One Market Center is a central hub of AiNET’s multi-gigabit data network that supports exciting new services for Baltimore. “To remain innovative, we must find the best talent anywhere. That starts with our employees – over 50% are from diverse heritages, 100% are excellent at what they do.” Jain states. “We are a company that relies on our employees to drive innovation, and having a diverse, talented group of employees is critical to that.” “Baltimore is a small global city that empowers opportunity,” says Jain. “Our company is...

AiNET brings dark fiber to Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications Radio Network

July 2017 – Washington, DC- AiNET has been awarded a contract by Prince George’s County to run dark fiber to the County Public Safety Communications radio system, including improved connections to critical transit locations. Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications operates a digital radio network comprised of many above ground tower sites, as well as three WMATA (Metro) sites that service Prince George’s County portions of the underground sections of the Metrorail system at Largo Town Center, Suitland and College Park stations. AiNET will provide redundancy to the existing microwave radio connections to these sites, allowing Prince George’s County Public Safety Communications to build a fault tolerant solution to the Metro sites, as part of a larger initiative to implement an MPLS solution across the county’s entire LMR (Land Mobile Radio) system. “We have been a technology partner of the County for many years. They know AiNET can build, connect and maintain these optical fiber networks in a more cost-efficient way than any other regional network provider,” says Deepak Jain, CEO at AiNET. “They know we stand behind them 100%, and are just as committed to the success of the project as they are.” AiNET is a CATS II Master Contractor for Prince George’s County with a long history of telecommunications excellence. PG County will benefit from the experience AiNET brings to complex fiber deployments. AiNET’s unique service offerings encompassing fiber-connected data centers, cloud and fiber networks allow them to deliver success on all aspects of IT...

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,...