DataYard was founded in 1995 in Dayton by David Mezera and Raleigh Sandy, III as Donet (Dayton Ohio Network). The company initially provided Internet services to consumers, but began focusing on the technology needs of businesses a few years later. In 2012, the company was rebranded as DataYard to better represent the mission, vision, and service offerings that the company has grown to encompass. Today, DataYard provides clients with not only dependable Internet access, but also server co-location in their state-of-the-art Data Center, scalable cloud computing Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) options, and data backup and storage services.

DataYard is committed to the local community. Over the years, they have contributed technological capabilities to a variety of organizations in the Dayton area, including the Victoria Theatre Association, the Dayton Convention Center, the Downtown Dayton Partnership, the Dayton Foundation, St. Vincent DePaul, the Dayton Dragons, WFCJ 93.7 FM, WYSO 91.3 FM, Technology First, and countless local churches and non-profits. This Dayton Original finds strength in supporting those who support our community!