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Case Study: Involta Supports UPMC with Healthcare Technology Solutions for the Future

UPMC experienced tremendous growth over the course of a decade, leading the healthcare industry in innovation, research and patient care. As patient care delivery had become more dependent on the availability of technology, UPMC realized its on-site data center solutions were becoming outdated. So they launched an initiative to seek out an IT partner that could provide a next generation data center and position UPMC for the future. The result was a
UPMC-Involta partnership.


Involta Named to Fast 50 Growth List

Involta was recently named to Cloudscene’s Fast 50 Growth Companies for 2017. The list consists of global organizations believed to be making an important impact on the data center market based on the following growth criteria:


Independence Data Center

Grand Opening

Construction has wrapped up, tenants have moved in, and the City of Independence, the Independence business community and Involta celebrated with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony on Thursday, June 8, 2017.

Involta has invested more than $50 million in the state of Ohio, with data centers in Independence, Akron, Columbus and two facilities in Youngstown.


Inside Involta: Executive Spotlight Jim Buie

Involta recently added to its management team with the hiring of a new CFO, Jim Buie. Learn more about him and the role he will play at Involta in the interview below. 
This interview was recently published in the Corridor Business Journal in Iowa.


Innovation in Action: Changing the Game in Data Center Cooling

Each data center has an ecosystem all its own. Information technology equipment emits heat as it runs, but excessive heat and humidity could irrevocably damage the equipment assets – not to mention the important data stored within.

At Involta, we take every precaution to ensure our facilities operate with optimum heat and humidity levels, ensuring the safety and security of both equipment and data.

Proper airflow is critical to performance. That’s why we partnered with DuctSox®, the leading manufacturer of fabric HVAC air dispersion systems to find a better, more efficient way to improve airflow in our facilities.


Protecting IT Functions in Case of Disaster with Business Continuity Planning

What happens to a city’s emergency systems and other critical technology infrastructure in the case of a natural disaster?

Or a major utility or telecommunications outage?

The City of Akron – the fifth largest city in Ohio – needed a comprehensive strategy to ensure IT continuity of operations in a disaster situation. The strategy needed to be:

  • Cost-effective
  • Agreeable to internal and external stakeholders
  • Up to the demanding standards of the state auditors


The Healthcare Data Storage Dilemma

Headquartered in Ohio, one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in the state was grappling with challenging realities of modern healthcare, including:

  • Aging IT infrastructure
  • Double-digit annual growth in data storage needs due to increasing patient data digitalization
  • Intensifying threat of privacy breaches and data theft – and consequent need for high-level security and privacy protection
  • Need for data accessibility, storage management and synchronous replication
  • Limited resources to allocate to IT infrastructure and maintenance