The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh Receives IT Services and $35K In-Kind Donation from Ascent Data

Updated on December 22, 2011
Pam Schanwald, CEO at The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center and Steve Shangold, CEO at Ascent Data, pictured with a fun piece of technology. Ascent Data provided a $35K in-kind donation as part of its outsourced IT Infrastructure support of The Children’s Home

Ascent Data, Pittsburgh’s trusted provider of Cloud Computing, Colocation, Data Encryption, and Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, has been selected by The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh & Lemieux Family Center for IT Virtualization, Digital Data Backup and Disaster Recovery.

Established in 1893, The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center is an independent, non-profit licensed organization whose purpose is to promote the health and well-being of infants and children through services which establish and strengthen the family.

“We evaluated several vendors and selected Ascent Data for its excellent reputation, first-class data center and extensive experience working with healthcare providers,” said Pam Schanwald, CEO at The Children’s Home.

With Ascent Data as a full-time extension of their team, The Children’s Home has successfully implemented a complete rebuild and virtualization of their IT infrastructure.  They also implemented remote digital daily backups using Ascent DBR. The daily digital backups serve as a cost-effective IT Disaster Recovery insurance policy in the event of data loss, human error, server failure, or any other emergency.

“Through this generous gift, we have defrayed a portion of our IT infrastructure costs, allowing funds to be allocated to other critical patient services. There is peace of mind in knowing that Ascent Data’s technical team is available around-the-clock when we need them, further enhancing patient care,” said Schanwald.

Steve Shangold, CEO at Ascent Data said, “It’s our privilege to work with the tremendous team at The Children’s Home and to provide critical IT services in support of their mission to care for our region’s children.”

About Ascent Data

Ascent Data is Pittsburgh’s trusted provider for Cloud Computing solutions and Data Center services, including Colocation and Managed Services, Encryption of Data-in-Motion, Remote Digital Data Backup, and Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity solutions.

Customer infrastructure and applications are protected in its secure, resilient, state-of-the-art SAS 70 Type II Certified data center in O’Hara Township, near Pittsburgh, PA. By outsourcing IT 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, contact the Ascent Data sales team by email at [email protected], call 866.866.6100 or visit

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