AiNET Brings Dark Fiber to Hamilton Square

Businesses at 600 14th Street Northwest now have access to Washington’s most flexible dark fiber services WASHINGTON, DC– January 06, 2017 – AiNET® has expanded its dark fiber network into Hamilton Square at 600 14th Street NW, allowing the commercial occupants the ability to upgrade to the fastest and most secure online connection in Washington, D.C. With the connection to AiNET’s dark fiber network comes the flexibility to build custom networks designed around the client’s specific needs. AiNET has greatly expanded their fiber optic network — both dark fiber and lit — in the downtown area in the last twelve months. Hundreds of miles of new network connect dozens of clients and locations in the downtown region of the city, extending the flexibility of network choice to the hundreds of businesses and organizations that call downtown home. Enterprise and business internet packages are available. D.C. businesses, non-profits, and government agencies all require high bandwidth, high security, thoroughly designed infrastructures, and reliable managed services. AiNET provides the highest quality of these services available in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. “Clients are responding very positively to the flexibility they find with our fiber optic networks,” explains Michael Fox, AiNET’s regional Vice President responsible for business development. “So many organizations in the Washington area do such critically important work — and they need a technology partner who understands, and can respond, to their very specific needs. It’s not about being connected; it’s about what you connect to.” With AiNET’s network in place, tenants in Hamilton Sqaure find themselves connected to network hubs in the District and AiNET’s vast offering of highly customizable...
AiNET CEO Deepak Jain Wins SmartCEO 2016 GovStar Technical Trailblazer Award

AiNET CEO Deepak Jain Wins SmartCEO 2016 GovStar Technical Trailblazer Award

Maryland technologist and entrepreneur wins Technical Trailblazer award for his pioneering technology work supporting a number of federal programs WASHINGTON DC – December 1st, 2016 – Deepak Jain has been recognized by SmartCEO as the winner of its prestigious GovStar ‘Technical Trailblazer’ award. The GovStar Awards program honors government contractors for their technology innovation, workplace environment, growth, veteran support and impact on the industry and government contractor marketplace as a whole, across a range of categories. At the awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in Reston on November 21st, 2016, the SmartCEO decision committee presented Mr. Jain the award, recognizing him for the important advances to federal programs and objectives that have been facilitated by the innovative technologies employed by AiNET, on behalf of government clients. “It feels great to receive this award,” says Jain. “Our team at AiNET is dedicated to our work, helping our government clients to perform their world-changing, extremely important work. We recognize that world-class programs need world-class technologies, and we have never stopped striving to deliver cutting edge IT eco-systems through cloud technologies to our clients to help them achieve their goals.” Under Jain’s leadership the company has received awards in 2016 for ‘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,...

AiNET CEO Deepak Jain talks ‘Solving the Impossible’ in Construction Global Magazine

Founder and CEO of Maryland tech company AiNET, Deepak Jain, reflects on the challenges and successes of building his company from the ground up. Washington, DC – November 3rd, 2016 – AiNET’s visionary founder and CEO Deepak Jain is featured in the November issue of Construction Global Magazine, discussing the early days of the business he started in his mother’s basement at the age of 17.  In the pre-internet era, a young Jain understood the potential of business opportunity better than most. In the article, titled “Solving the Impossible” Jain speaks about AiNET’s inception as a dial-up internet service provider (ISP), its growth into an international business, and its expansion into other areas, becoming one of the world’s foremost data center service providers.  In particular, Jain recalls providing service to Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner of Broadcast.com, “We engineered their solution and supported them with our servers right up to the (Yahoo) takeover.” As AiNET continued to grow, so did the challenge of supporting all of its initiatives.  That’s when AiNET’s flexible approach to a scalable infrastructure-based business led to its portfolio of impressive patents, focusing on power, systems reliability, data center efficiency, and green energy.  Today, AiNET offers over half a million square feet of raised floor data center and technical office space.   In addition, the company owns 10,000 miles of private fiber optic network and directly supports over 25% of the world’s data traffic. Read the full Construction Global article here, and learn more about AiNET at...
AiNET CEO Deepak Jain Announced as SmartCEO 2016 GovStar Awards Finalist

AiNET CEO Deepak Jain Announced as SmartCEO 2016 GovStar Awards Finalist

Maryland technologist and entrepreneur nominated for Technical Trailblazer award for his work supporting technology efforts for the federal government Washington, DC – October 6th, 2016 – This has been a year of numerous awards for Deepak Jain, and his technology firm AiNET. On October 4th, SmartCEO magazine announced Jain as a finalist for its prestigious GovStar ‘Technical Trailblazer’ award. The GovStar Awards program honors government contractors for their technology innovation, workplace environment, growth, veteran support and impact on the industry and marketplace as a whole. The ‘Technical Trailblazer’ category is warranted for an entrepreneur who has spent the last 23 years innovating in the field of IT services. Jain holds dozens of global patents for innovations in data center Disaster Recovery/ COOP (continuity of operation), power distribution, and cooling within the data center, with the end result being data centers that outperform the industry in reliability, efficiency and security. “The government contracting industry is one of the most complex and competitive business sectors in the world. But day in and day out this year’s finalists come to work with the passion to not only build great businesses but also serve their country, protect U.S. citizens and drive innovation in healthcare, technology and communications,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, President of SmartCEO. “They are inspirational, patriotic and driven to succeed. We are honored to recognize them for their achievements.” Under Jain’s leadership the company has received awards in 2016 for ‘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. “I’m honored by all...
Windstream Grows 100% in AiNET’s Baltimore Data Center

Windstream Grows 100% in AiNET’s Baltimore Data Center

AiNET sees continued growth in occupancy at One Market Center, its data center that anchors Baltimore’s downtown business technology hub, as companies expand to satisfy demand for IT services.   BALTIMORE, MD – 9/20/2016 –– Perry Fisher, Senior Vice President at AiNET®, has noticed steady growth in occupancy, and a slew of contract renewals, at One Market Center – the largest data center in Baltimore. Standing seven stories high, and across the street from Baltimore’s historic Lexington Market, rows of tenant work vans and trucks often overflow the parking lot behind the building. Remarking on the recent Windstream Communications contract that has the national telecom firm expanding its footprint to 17,000 square feet within the data center, Fisher says, “It’s a good year to be in the data center business.”   Much has been made of the burgeoning technology sector in Baltimore. At local TechBreakfasts, the monthly startup and technology demo events held throughout the region, one is just as likely to meet venture capitalists looking for the next hot company as they are likely to meet representatives from a local start up.  CBRE, the real estate research and brokerage firm, has identified high-tech industry growth as a major driver of employment and occupancy of commercial space in Baltimore multiple times in the last two years.   AiNET is positioned to reap the benefits of this continuing growth. The company’s acquisition of One Market Center has allowed it to expand in Baltimore, and serves as the region’s largest telecommunications hub. Inside the 200,000 square foot multi-tenant data center, major companies such as Level 3, Verizon, and Cogent house their data...
AiNET Launches Analyst Engagement Program

AiNET Launches Analyst Engagement Program

Company continues to grow, launches a new program at AiNET to share trends, experiences, and vision for the future with industry, financial, and media analysts. BALTIMORE, MD – 9/13/2016 – Recent Gartner surveys of C-suite executives indicate that nearly 50% of all enterprise IT purchasing decisions will be influenced by analysts as large organizations recognize how much impact the right – or wrong – IT purchasing decisions can have on a company’s current operations, reputation, and future trajectory. As high-profile cases of IT failures that negatively impact business continue to make news (e.g. Delta’s $150MM data center failure that grounded hundreds of flights, or the Christmas Eve Netflix failure caused by Amazon cloud outage), and as technology impacts more and more the way businesses go to market, expect even more enterprises to turn to analyst firms such as Gartner, Forrester, and others for consultation on major IT purchases. “We watch the news, we see trends,” says AiNET CEO Deepak Jain. “Tech is more mission-critical to enterprises than ever before. CEOs know that winding up on the front page of the news because of a critical systems-outage, or a high profile data breach, will hurt business. We expect that the rate of analyst engagements will rise, and recognize how important it is for us to keep this community well-informed.” http://www.ai.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Analyst-Program-PR.mp4   AiNET has assembled a team with deep experience in reaching out to the analyst community, led by Brian Checco, head of communications and outreach initiatives. The team partnered with The Skills Connection, a U.K.-based consulting firm, to provide global insight and outreach. AiNET will be sharing its insight on...