Comcast Biz connects Pittsburgh data center

Involta, a hybrid IT, cloud computing and data center services company, is using Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Ethernet to facilitate ...

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Involta, a hybrid IT, cloud computing and data center services company, is using Comcast Business (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Ethernet to facilitate network services for several firms in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Founded in 1998 Involta manages 14 enterprise-class, multi-tenant data centers across the country that provide companies with IT intelligence and end-to-end infrastructure, including fiber connectivity, managed services and colocation, including organizations in healthcare, technology, manufacturing, government and other industries. Involta's largest data center, located in Freeport, PA, is responsible for operating the infrastructure of more than 100 firms around the Pittsburgh metro area.

"Comcast Business is a long-time partner assisting us in providing technology services across several of our data centers. The relationship allows us to deliver solid hybrid IT services," said Michael Meloy, regional vice president and general manager at Involta. "It is tough to build a solid infrastructure without good network partners."

The 39,570-square-foot Freeport data center utilizes several of Comcast Business' Ethernet services including WAN/MPLS, Ethernet Network Services, Ethernet Private Lines and 1 Gbps Ethernet Dedicated Internet for internal communications.

"Our Freeport data center is in a rural area, and in this type of location, it can be difficult to secure diverse paths into the data center for disaster recovery purposes. Comcast Business is one of the few carriers that provides us with diverse paths in and out of our data center - a requirement mandated by many of our customers," said Meloy. "We have had remarkable success with Comcast in providing services to our customers and are actively looking to expand our offerings through SD-WAN networks, as this option becomes more popular for diversifying networks and helping to avoid downtime with our customers."

"More companies are turning to hybrid IT service providers such as Involta to manage and operate their IT infrastructures and SaaS-based applications. Strong connections to the Internet and their headquarters are essential for these efforts to be successful, and having reliable access to your data center," said Toni Murphy, vice president of Comcast Business Keystone Region. "Involta's customers benefit from reliable, scalable networking with our diverse solution."

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