Baltimore has long prospered as a center of business, communication, and innovation, ranked as the 20th largest metro area in the U.S. and the economic center of Maryland. Its proximity to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York City, offer neighboring enterprises numerous natural advantages. Key industries flourishing in Baltimore include some of the nation’s top colleges and universities, hospitals, sports, and professional and financial services. The NSA, Johns Hopkins University (home to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab), Johns Hopkins Health System, University of Maryland Health System, MedStar Health, and Under Armour all call the Baltimore/Washington region home.
The DataBank Baltimore data center facility is nestled in the heart of downtown Baltimore, located in a secure carrier hotel. The data center is fully-equipped to support for businesses with FedRAMP and SSAE 18 SOC II Type 2 compliance requirements and is home to a large portion of our managed services staff.
High-speed broadband Internet access is available to businesses and higher education institutions throughout Baltimore, while aggressive plans for continuous additional fiber network investments are ongoing. The city is a winner of the Smart Cities Readiness Challenge, well-poised to increase technological ingenuity efforts across the municipality. Baltimore is the ideal choice for area businesses looking to find a strategic location for housing IT assets, as well as out-of-state enterprises in search of options to extend geographic diversity.