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Pediatric Alliance Selects Ascent Data for Colocation and Managed Services

Friday, May 6, 2011 General News J E 4
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PITTSBURGH, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascent Data, Pittsburgh's trusted provider for data center colocation and managed services, including data security, backup, virtualization and cloud computing, has been selected to provide colocation and managed services to Pediatric Alliance.

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Pediatric Alliance, a large group medical practice, has taken a proactive approach to protect patient data security, reduce downtime and to prepare for stricter HIPAA guidelines.

"The security of our patient data is paramount. Colocating our IT infrastructure in a HIPAA compliant-ready data center will allow us to spend more time focusing on our patients and less time worrying about data security and downtime," said Jim Troup, CEO at Pediatric Alliance.

In addition to colocation, Ascent Data will act as an around-the-clock extension of Pediatric Alliance's technical team for managed services and support, with a senior technical staff available 24/7/365 in its Network Operations Center.

Ascent Data provides colocation and managed services to hospitals, physician practices and healthcare IT and technology firms. "We're happy to welcome Pediatric Alliance to our portfolio of healthcare clients. Our data center provides a cost-effective solution to help increase availability and protect critical patient information from accidental loss. Our seasoned and experienced professional staff look forward to supporting Pediatric Alliance in its mission to care for the well being of our region's children," said Steve Shangold, president and CEO at Ascent Data.

About Ascent Data

Ascent Data is Pittsburgh's trusted provider for data center services, including managed services, colocation, server virtualization, private cloud hosting, data security and business continuity solutions. Customer infrastructure and applications are protected in our secure, resilient, state-of-the-art SAS 70 Type II compliant data center in O'Hara Township, near Pittsburgh, PA. By outsourcing applications and infrastructure to Ascent Data, companies can dramatically improve operational efficiencies and reduce business risk, as well as free up human and financial resources to focus on core business objectives. For more information, please contact our sales team by email at sales@ascentdata.com, call 866.866.6100 or visit www.ascentdata.com.

About Pediatric Alliance

Pediatric Alliance is devoted to providing high-quality, comprehensive primary care to infants, children and adolescents throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania from two specialty care offices for asthma, allergy and immunology, and pediatric endocrinology, and 10 primary care offices. In 1996, eight pediatric practices came together to form the Pediatric Alliance with the common goal of providing quality health care to patients, and has since grown to be the largest physician-owned group pediatric practice in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

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