PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18, 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 by Henderson Brothers to provide fully managed Ascent DataGuard(SM) remote data backup and colocation.

Henderson Brothers will migrate from a traditional IT infrastructure to a virtualized solution at Ascent Data’s SAS70 Type II certified data center in O’Hara Township, near Pittsburgh. “Ascent Data offers resources that are the right fit for our organization. By utilizing Ascent DataGuard(SM) we will significantly reduce our recovery time, compared to our previous solution,” said Ethan Connor, information technology manager.

As a provider of insurance, Henderson Brothers understands the importance of having a policy in place to protect their assets, especially when it comes to data security and business interruption. “Cutting the time it takes to get back up and running in the event of a disaster will significantly impact our business and our ability to deliver insurance services to our clients,” added Tom Grealish, Henderson Brothers president.

“Our expertise is in helping our clients secure and optimize their IT assets now and for the future,” said Steve Shangold, president and chief executive officer at Ascent Data. “We are pleased we were selected to provide Henderson Brothers with a business-critical backup solution. Ascent DataGuard(SM) leverages leading virtualization and cloud computing technology to deliver enhanced security, speed and cost efficiency to our clients,” added Shangold.

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. By outsourcing applications and infrastructure to Ascent Data, companies can dramatically improve operational efficiencies and reduce business risk. For more information, please send email to, call 866.866.6100 or visit

About Henderson Brothers
Henderson Brothers, founded in 1893 in Pittsburgh, was formed primarily to serve the insurance needs of the river industry. Since that time, the company has diversified into virtually all areas of insurance and risk management, employee benefits and all lines of commercial, personal property and casualty insurance. The company offers insurance and services through nearly 100 of the nation’s largest and most respected insurance companies. For more information about Henderson Brothers, visit

SOURCE: Ascent Data

Phone: 1-412-968-4000
Toll Free: 1-866-866-6100
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Pittsburgh, PA 15238

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