Offers enterprises and tech startups high compute capabilities and optimal infrastructure solutions

Pittsburgh is renowned for its concentration of advanced high-tech organizations including Carnegie Mellon University’s world-class robotics program, the University of Pittsburgh with its multi-disciplinary research centers and the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. As owner and operator of two data centers in the greater Pittsburgh area, PIT1 and PIT2, DataBank has further established itself as the go-to provider for enterprises and tech startups.  Offering enterprise-class data center, connectivity and managed services, the company has invested in expansions of both their team and their world-class data centers in the area.  

Bill McAndrewToday, DataBank was proud to announce the appointment of William (Bill) McAndrew as Senior Technology Advisor for DataBank in the Pittsburgh market. McAndrew will help organizations shape optimal data center and infrastructure solutions using his knowledge of the Pittsburgh business landscape and his over 40 years of in-region expertise and business acumen. McAndrew retired from his role as Executive VP of Technology Infrastructure Services with PNC in 2015. “Pittsburgh has grown substantially over the last two decades, in terms of global corporate headquarters. But what is even more noteworthy, is the shift from the traditional enterprise corporations to high-tech startups we are seeing come on the scene in the last three to five years,” comments McAndrew.  “For example,” McAndrew continues, “the greater Pittsburgh area is home to a number of AI and autonomous vehicle companies, as well as robotics companies, and other organizations that are data focused and have high compute needs and capabilities.”

DataBank offers two stellar data center options in the area including:

PIT1: The most connected data center location in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.Located in downtown Pittsburgh, PIT1 offers a technology business center setting with robust connectivity to a variety of top-tier carriers and network providers.

– 20,000 sq. ft. of raised-floor space

– power density over 20kW per cabinet

– redundant cooling and power backed by onsite generators

– direct access to more than 27 fiber carriers

PIT2: DataBank acquired PNC Bank’s data center located in North Fayette Township earlier this year. The secure three-story facility is 115,000 sq. ft. and DataBank will operate the facility to meet FedRAMP certification under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) compliance standard.

“For organizations looking to push the envelope of computing and applications at the network edge, Pittsburgh is a market rich in talent and resources, and DataBank is well-established there to provide the solutions they need, including colocation, data management, cloud, and managed services. We are thrilled to welcome Bill to our DataBank family, and will tap into his expertise, both in terms of infrastructure solutions as well as the relationships Bill has built over the last 30+ years in Pittsburgh.” -DataBank CEO Raul Martynek

Be sure to check out this video of DataBank CEO, Raul Martynek who was recently featured on ‘Our Region’s Business’ segment discussing the latest Pittsburgh expansion!

To learn more, please visit www.databank.com.