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Open IX News: AMS-IX Opens at Sabey, EvoSwitch and Continuum Earn Certification

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AMS-IX has opened its operations at Sabey’s Intergate.Manhattan facility in New York. Attending the ceremony were (from left.) Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX; Eberhard van der Laan, Mayor of Amsterdam, and Daniel Meltzer of Sabey Data Centers. (Photo: Steve Friedman)

BY JASON VERGE ON APRIL 16, 2014

It’s been a busy week for data center providers focused on the Open-IX opportunity. EvoSwitch, home of the first London Internet Exchange (LINX) node in the U.S., has received Data Center Technical Standards certification from Open-IX  for its WDC1 data center in northern Virginia. Chicago provider Continuum has also received Open-IX certification.

As a refresher, Open-IX is a different approach to existing Internet traffic exchanges. Rather than being concentrated in a few select facilities, Open-IX  adopts the European nonprofit model in which exchange operations are spread across multiple data centers within a geographic market. The goal is to create a new network of Internet Exchange Points housed in multiple neutral data center facilities that allow participants to interact and exchange content.

The first Open-IX certified facilities are now popping up. CyrusOne wasthe first to achieve certification. OIX standards are already being adopted by LINX, AMS-IX, Digital Realty, DuPont Fabros, Raging Wire, and many other data center and IX providers.

Open-IX created the Data Center Technical Standards to establish a recommended standard for Data Centers to support an Internet Exchange, as defined by the Open-­IX IXP Technical Standards. The standard also provides guidance for acceptable exceptions for pre-existing facilities.

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Sabey Data Center Properties and AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) have launched an AMS-IX New York point-of-presence within Intergate.Manhattan, Sabey’s 1 million-square-foot facility at 375 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan. The exchange has already signed Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, and IX Reach, a global leading provider of wholesale carrier solutions, as the first two customers for AMS-IX New York. At present, 16 additional customers have applied for a connection to the exchange.

The opening ceremony was attended by Eberhard van der Laan, Mayor of the City of Amsterdam, as well as officials from Sabey and AMS-IX. ““Historically, the Dutch people are global trading leaders,” said van der Laan. “We were the first European settlers to come to this island, and we named it New Amsterdam. Today, I envision the same business potential here that my ancestors recognized – New York City as a global center of the new Internet economy.”

“I strongly believe that a distributed exchange model offers the best value by enabling a choice of connectivity options in as many data center locations as makes business sense,” said Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX. “In Amsterdam, the AMS-IX exchange platform is currently distributed over 12 different data centers serving well over 650 IP networks from around the globe, making it the largest Internet exchange in the world.”

“We are very happy to partner with AMS-IX New York on this important market-changing initiative,” said John Sabey, President of Sabey Data Centers. “Offering more choice in the New York City market to carriers and customers is good for everyone.”

AMS-IX New York – a New “Open-IX” Internet Exchange – Launches Point-of-Presence at Sabey Data Centers’ Intergate.Manhattan

Eberhard van der Laan, Mayor of City of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Presides at the Event

Summary News:

  • Sabey Data Centers and AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) launch an AMS-IX New York point-of-presence at Intergate.Manhattan, Sabey’s new facility at 375 Pearl Street in Downtown Manhattan.
  • AMS-IX New York is Open-IX certified, following the European neutral and distributed model for exchanging traffic between major networks, and is operational.
  • Intergate.Manhattan represents an exponential expansion to New York City’s computing infrastructure capacity.  The 32-story facility is also the most efficient data center in New York City, with stormproof, brand new infrastructure and state-of-the-art climate control and electrical systems.

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New York, April 16, 2014 – Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties, one of the nation’s largest privately-owned multi-tenant data center owners and developers, and AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), the world’s leading Internet exchange operator, announced today the launch of an AMS-IX New York point-of-presence — the only distributed and neutral Open-IX certified Internet exchange in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area — within Intergate.Manhattan, Sabey’s 1 million-square-foot facility at 375 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan.

At a launch ceremony led by Eberhard van der Laan, Mayor of the City of Amsterdam, Netherlands, participants welcomed the telecommunications industry’s increasing support for the Open-IX model which is driving the movement to spread the European neutral and distributed model for exchanging traffic between major networks.

The exchange has already signed Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network, and IX Reach, a global leading provider of wholesale carrier solutions, as the first two customers for AMS-IX New York.  At present, 16 additional customers have applied for a connection to the exchange. The exchange is owned and governed by its members and is operated by AMS-IX USA Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of AMS-IX.

Mayor van der Laan said, “Historically, the Dutch people are global trading leaders. We were the first European settlers to come to this island, and we named it New Amsterdam.  Today, I envision the same business potential here that my ancestors recognized – New York City as a global center of the new Internet economy.”

Open-IX is an initiative started by a group of Internet network operators, content owners and distributors, and other market parties that encourages the development of the neutral and distributed Internet exchange model in the US.  The ultimate objective of Open-IX is to reduce interconnection complexity and associated costs in this country, which have been more complex and higher than in Europe, where the preferred Internet exchange model is more common.

John Sabey, President of Sabey Data Centers, said, “The Open-IX model creates neutral, member-governed exchanges that allow participants to trade traffic.  Open-IX spreads exchange operations across multiple data centers in a market.  This allows users and carriers the ability to connect and peer traffic not only in New York City but across the United States and Europe and to potentially avoid legacy building risks and expense.”

Job Witteman, CEO of AMS-IX, said, “I strongly believe that a distributed exchange model offers the best value by enabling a choice of connectivity options in as many data center locations as makes business sense.  In Amsterdam, the AMS-IX exchange platform is currently distributed over 12 different data centers serving well over 650 IP networks from around the globe, making it the largest Internet exchange in the world.”

Mr. Sabey added, “We are very happy to partner with AMS-IX New York on this important market-changing initiative.  Offering more choice in the New York City market to carriers and customers is good for everyone.”

Intergate.Manhattan represents an exponential expansion to New York City’s computing infrastructure capacity.  The 32-story Intergate.Manhattan is also the most efficient data center in New York City, with brand new infrastructure and state-of-the-art climate control and electrical systems.  The building’s Con Ed substation is on the second and third floors, eliminating a risk from storm surge damage that affected so many buildings in Lower Manhattan during Superstorm Sandy.

Mr. Witteman added, “The opportunity to start neutral, distributed Internet exchanges in the US with the endorsement of the Open-IX community fits our strategy of building Internet exchanges in connectivity hub locations around the world.  We believe the model will bring the North American IP interconnection market tremendous value by decreasing complexity as well as the associated costs.”

About Sabey Data Center Properties

With a portfolio of more than three million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of the oldest and largest privately owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/operators in the United States.  Sabey specializes in scalable, custom-built solutions including data center ready shell space and fully turnkey data centers managed by Sabey’s award-winning critical environment staff. Consistently recognized for its reputation for operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey is proud to provide data center services to many of the world’s top financial, technology and healthcare companies.  www.sabey.com.

About AMS-IX New York
AMS-IX New York is a neutral Internet exchange, offering high quality IP peering and interconnectivity services in the New York/New Jersey area since the end of 2013. AMS-IX New York is built according to AMS-IX’s successful and proven European business model, and spans several locations. Moreover, it is the first Internet Exchange of AMS-IX USA Inc. that was founded as a reaction to the Open-IX initiative. This initiative was started by a group of Internet network operators, content owners and distributors and other market parties, such as data centers, that encourages the development of the neutral and distributed Internet Exchange model in North America.

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More information on AMS-IX New York: https://nynj.ams-ix.net

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Sabey Data Centers Hits Milestone at Intergate.Manhattan

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Last Updated: March 19, 2014

Sabey Data Center Hits Milestone

By Rayna Katz | New York

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The 30,000-square-foot floor plates at Downtown’s Sabey Data Center are meant for tenant expansion.

NEW YORK CITY—Sabey Data Center Properties has announced that 10 information carriers and telecommunications providers have signed on to take space at Intergate.Manhattan—the company’s data center in lower Manhattan, for significant East Coast network expansions.

To date, the fiber optic network carriers who have signed licensing agreements with Sabey include Zayo, Sidera, Lightower, Verizon Level 3, Optical Communications Group, Time Warner Cable Business Class, United Fiber & Data, Lightpath, and XO. Together, they will offer Intergate.Manhattan’s tenants a full suite of facilities-based services including dark fiber, lit transport and IP services, and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection, Ethernet, SONET, wavelength, Internet access and more.

In addition, AMS-IX USA Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of AMS-IX, an Internet exchange operator, will deploy its new US distributed Internet exchange in Sabey’s facility at 375 Pearl St. The property feature 1.1 million square feet of space in its data center.

Reaching the 10-carrier mark is a milestone for Sabey, Sabey VP of sales and leasing Daniel Meltzer tells GlobeSt.com. “We had an internal goal of 10 because that’s a number people would accept as critical mass. Now we have the ability for tenants to choose their carriers.”

The company also has “carrier hotels,” he notes, enabling even small or international providers to provide service at the building through Sabey’s own network “as if they’re next door.”

Adds John Sabey, president, Sabey Data Center Properties, “Sitting at a confluence of the world’s transatlantic cable and fiber routes, Intergate.Manhattan is a crucial presence as our Sabey Data Center network expands. Equally important, Intergate.Manhattan will be the next and best telecom carrier hotel on the East Coast, offering unprecedented opportunities for network carriers to expand their customer operations.”

Additional carriers, including European carriers, are in negotiations with Sabey and are expected to sign licensing agreements soon at Intergate.Manhattan.

The building reportedly offers many advantages that are not available elsewhere in Manhattan. The data center’s 30,000-square-foot floor plates are designed for tenant expansion.

Intergate.Manhattan is also located on high ground, and was untouched by Superstorm Sandy. All critical systems, including the new electrical service and associated systems, have been placed on the 2nd floor or higher.

Says Sabey, “As the few major existing data centers and carrier hotels in Manhattan are nearing capacity from space, power, and cooling perspectives, we view Intergate.Manhattan as an asset uniquely positioned to offer a world class computing environment for those users with on-island data center needs.”

IT and Communications Carriers Expand at Intergate.Manhattan

10 Leading IT and Communications Carriers Expand at Intergate.Manhattan, Sabey’s New Data Center

News Summary

  • Sabey Data Center Properties announced today that 10 leading IT and communications carriers have expanded their New York City presence at Intergate.Manhattan.
  • Sabey’s new Manhattan data center, with its strategic market location, storm proof facilities, unparalleled infrastructure, and state-of-the-art physical security, will provide the carriers with unmatched opportunities to expand their customer base.
  • With its unique assets, Intergate.Manhattan is on a path to becoming the “go-to” location for carriers on the East Coast, and will soon house additional service providers from both the U.S. and Europe.

NEW YORK, March 18, 2014

Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties announced today that 10 of the world’s leading information carriers and telecommunications providers selected Intergate.Manhattan, Sabey’s new data center in lower Manhattan, for their significant East Coast network expansions.

To date, the fiber optic network carriers who have signed licensing agreements with Sabey include: Zayo, Sidera, Lightower, Verizon (copper only), Level 3, Optical Communications Group, Time Warner Cable Business Class, United Fiber & Data, Lightpath, and XO. Together, they will offer Intergate.Manhattan’s tenants a full suite of facilities-based services including dark fiber, lit transport and IP services, and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection, Ethernet, SONET, wavelength, Internet access, and more.

In addition, AMS-IX USA Inc., a newly formed subsidiary of AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), the world’s leading Internet exchange operator, will deploy its new U.S distributed Internet exchange in Intergate.Manhattan, Sabey’s 1 million-square-foot facility at 375 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan.

The Intergate.Manhattan deployment is a key component of AMS-IX USA Inc.’s plan to build and operate an open Internet exchange known as AMS-IX New York. Both AMS-IX and Intergate.Manhattan’s Open IX environment will be a magnet for more carriers and Internet service providers.

Sabey, the largest privately-owned multi-tenant data center owner and developer on the West Coast, began mission-critical East Coast operations in 2013 at the 1-million-square-foot tower located at 375 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan.

John Sabey, President, Sabey Data Center Properties, said, “Sitting at a confluence of the world’s transatlantic cable and fiber routes, Intergate.Manhattan is a crucial presence as our Sabey Data Center network expands. Equally important, Intergate.Manhattan will be the next and best telecom carrier hotel on the East Coast, offering unprecedented opportunities for network carriers to expand their customer operations.”

Daniel Meltzer, Sabey Vice President of Sales and Leasing, said, “We want to attract as many carriers as possible. We will offer fiber services to our customers to allow them to connect with any of the carriers in the building. We will create an ecosystem where one carrier can easily interconnect with another. For example, if Lightpath wishes to interconnect with Level 3, we would like them to do that inside Intergate.Manhattan; carrier–to-customer and carrier-to-carrier.”

Additional carriers, including European carriers, presently are in negotiations with Sabey and are expected to sign licensing agreements soon at Intergate.Manhattan. And, as Intergate.Manhattan serves as Sabey’s gateway to Europe, the company’s privately owned IGX fiber network connects New York with Sabey data centers on the West Coast, opening a gateway to the Pacific Rim and Asia.

Mr. Meltzer added, “Our customers may opt to have IGX as a back-up for their existing carrier of choice at Intergate.Manhattan.”

Because many major carriers also offer their own co-location services to their customers, Sabey believes that Intergate.Manhattan’s licensed carriers will become Sabey customers themselves. Intergate.Manhattan is fully managed and operated by Sabey technology staff. It offers fully turn-key technology solutions tailored to users with varying space, power, and connectivity challenges, as well as data center ready shell space for tenants that choose to design, build, and operate their own data center within the building envelope, leveraging its robust core infrastructure.

The building offers many advantages that are not available elsewhere in Manhattan. The purpose-built data center’s 30,000-square-foot floor plates are designed for tenant expansion and are augmented on all four sides by large, basement-to-roof open shafts, or “bustles,” which are external to the building and which allow almost unlimited vertical transportation potential for fiber and MEP commodities without disturbing existing tenants. High clear heights with easily accessible, open, overhead cableways obviate the clutter and confusion of raised floor cabling.

Intergate.Manhattan is also located on high ground, and was untouched by superstorm Sandy. All critical systems, including the new electrical service and associated systems, have been placed on the 2nd floor (33’-0” above grade level), or higher, in the building to assure the highest level of uptime.
In addition, the property’s on-site security and life safety measures include pre-action fire suppression systems, 24-hour data center monitoring and operations support, and on-site security officers, biometric, and other access controls. The building’s perimeter is patrolled by the New York Police Department and Homeland Security.

Mr. Sabey said, “As the few major existing data centers and carrier hotels in Manhattan are nearing capacity from space, power, and cooling perspectives, we view Intergate.Manhattan as an asset uniquely positioned to offer a world class computing environment for those users with on-island data center needs.”

About Sabey Data Center Properties

With a portfolio of more than three million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of the oldest and largest privately owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/operators in the United States. Sabey specializes in scalable, custom-built solutions including data center ready shell space and fully turnkey data centers managed by Sabey’s award-winning critical environment staff. Consistently recognized for its reputation for operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey is proud to provide data center services to many of the world’s

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Sabey Data Centers Selects MRV to Power Optical Network

MRV’s OptiDriver(TM) delivers more capacity, intelligence and energy-efficiency to support NYC’s growing bandwidth requirements.

CHATSWORTH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 13, 2014–

MRV Communications(TM), Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) (“MRV(R)”), a leading provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, today announced that Sabey Data Centers has selected MRV’s OptiDriver(TM) optical transport platform for its proprietary Intergate.Exchange (IGX) network to support interconnection bandwidth requirements at Intergate.Manhattan–its new mega data center in New York City. The OptiDriver(TM) platform will empower Sabey Data Centers’ network with higher capacity, power-efficiency, intelligence and flexibility. The solution improves manageability while reducing energy required for system operation and cooling, providing Sabey a competitive advantage with ongoing energy and operational costs.

Intergate.Manhattan is the largest, tallest and most connected of New York City’s data centers and the city’s only purpose-built data center that provides managed wholesale colocation space and turnkey, powered shell and lab space. A primary consideration for data center tenants is bandwidth and path diversity. To meet this critical requirement, Sabey selected MRV’s OptiDriver(TM) platform with up to 4 terabits of protected capacity as the foundation for connections between Intergate.Manhattan at 375 Pearl Street and the city’s other large data centers at 60 Hudson Street, 111 Eighth Avenue and 32 Avenue of the Americas.

“Our brand new IGX fiber connection at Intergate.Manhattan requires high bandwidth and resiliency to ensure high levels of service to our customers, and efficient energy usage to lower costs and improve our environmental footprint in the largest data center in the city,” said John Sabey, president of Sabey Data Centers.

The OptiDriver(TM) platform — MRV’s newest optical transport solution — is the industry’s highest-density 10Gbps transport system delivering more capacity, intelligence and ease-of-use for data center networks. The platform can be configured to support multiple service types, has built-in redundant features that ensure service availability and includes support for low latency dispersion compensation modules and other features that enable ultra-low latency services. As a result, Sabey Data Centers is able to more effectively guarantee high-quality services to its end customers.

“We specifically designed the OptiDriver(TM) platform to reduce capital and operational expenses so that data center operators, like Sabey Data Centers, can better support bandwidth-rich connections while maintaining a healthy bottom line,” said Tim Pillow, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, for MRV Communications. “MRV is enabling more intelligent, efficient networks to support both current and next-generation data center services, such as software-defined networking, virtualization and cloud computing.”

About Sabey Data Centers

With a portfolio of more than three million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of the oldest and largest privately owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/operators in the United States. Sabey specializes in scalable, custom-built solutions including data center ready shell space and fully turnkey data centers managed by Sabey’s award-winning critical environment staff. Consistently recognized for its reputation for operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey boasts one of the most sterling tenant rosters in the industry. www.sabeydatacenters.com.

Intergate.Exchange Networks

Intergate.Exchange (IGX) is Sabey Data Centers’ managed, carrier-neutral communications network. IGX seamlessly connects all Sabey Data Center campuses and their customers around the country, rapidly and securely.

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global leader in converged packet and optical solutions that empower the optical edge. For more than two decades, the most demanding service providers, Fortune 1000 companies and governments worldwide have trusted MRV to provide best-in-class solutions and services for their mission-critical networks. We help our customers overcome the challenge of orchestrating the ever-increasing need for capacity while improving service delivery and lowering network costs for critical applications such as cloud connectivity, high-capacity business services, mobile backhaul and data center connectivity.

For more information please visit www.mrv.com.

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SOURCE: MRV Communications

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B&H Photo, Video and Pro Audio to Move Online Operations to Intergate.Manhattan

Intergate.Manhattan to provide mission critical space to B&H Photo.

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News Summary:

  • Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties announced today that it has signed a long-term lease to provide mission critical space to B&H Photo Video & Pro Audio, the largest non-chain photo and video equipment store in the United States, at its premier NY data center Intergate.Manhattan.
  • BHPhoto.com – a “Global Top 60” Website – will improve, expand and future proof Itself at Sabey’s new Manhattan data center.
  • With its strategic market location, storm proof facilities, unparalleled infrastructure, and state-of-the-art physical security, Sabey will provide B&H Photo with unmatched opportunities to expand their operations.

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New York, December 3, 2013 – Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties announced today that its high rise data center in New York City, Intergate.Manhattan, has signed a long-term lease to provide mission critical space to B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio, the largest non-chain photo and video equipment store in the United States.

B&H will relocate, upgrade and expand its online store, BHPhotoVideo.com, from its present physical location, to space at Intergate.Manhattan, 375 Pearl Street.

Year after year, B&H Photo, Video &Pro Audio receives the top rating in Consumer Reports Magazine‘s customer surveys.

In addition, B&H will expand its overall web and computer capacity by at least 300%, connecting its new data processing facility at Intergate.Manhattan to its West Side superstore and its warehouse in Brooklyn via dark fiber.

B&H is a turn-key customer at Intergate.Manhattan.  Sabey Data Center Properties will provide B&H with a highly secure, mission critical environment.   Sabey assisted B&H in the build out.

Joseph Jacobowitz, Senior Manager, Telecommunications & Data Center Operations, B&H, said, “We were looking for a data center with a variety of attributes—a certain class of redundancy that other data centers didn’t have; being outside the flood plain; and the proximity to peering exchanges so that we could shave off a few seconds with customer orders.  Being customer-centric, we also looked at the thinking process of the B&H and Sabey team.  Sabey, like us, is very customer-focused.”

John Sabey, President, Sabey Data Center Properties, said, “We’re proud to welcome New York’s own B&H Photo & Video to Intergate.Manhattan.  B&H has always been at the forefront of the online retail revolution.  They were among the first retailers to make enormous capital investments in digital imaging and professional audio equipment, as well as web-based shopping and customer service.  We think B&H is a great fit for Intergate.Manhattan.”

Daniel Meltzer, Sabey Vice President of Sales and Leasing, said, “B&H conducted a very extensive review of data center sites and visited major data centers throughout the U.S. before choosing Intergate.Manhattan.  The fact that Intergate.Manhattan was untouched by Superstorm Sandy was a major factor in B&H’s decision to expand at 375 Pearl Street. “

Sabey, one of the largest privately-owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/operators in the United States, is now commencing mission-critical operations at the 1-million-square-foot tower.

The building offers many advantages that are not available elsewhere in Manhattan.  The purpose-built data center’s 35,000-square-foot floor plates are designed for tenant expansion and are augmented on three sides by large, basement-to-roof open shafts, or “bustles,” which are external to the building and which allow almost unlimited vertical transportation potential for fiber and MEP commodities without disturbing existing tenants.   High clear heights with easily-accessible, open, overhead cableways obviate the clutter and confusion of raised floor cabling.

All critical systems, including the new electrical service and associated systems, have been placed on the 2nd floor (33’-0” above grade level), or higher, in the building to assure the highest level of uptime.

In addition, the property’s on-site security and life safety measures include pre-action fire suppression systems, 24-hour data center monitoring and operations support, and on-site security officers, biometric, and other access controls. The building’s perimeter is patrolled by the New York Police Department and Homeland Security.

About Sabey Data Center Properties

With a portfolio of more than three million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of the oldest and largest privately owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/operators in the United States.  Sabey specializes in scalable, custom-built solutions including data center ready shell space and fully turnkey data centers managed by Sabey’s award-winning critical environment staff. Consistently recognized for its reputation for operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey boasts one of the most sterling tenant rosters in the industry.  www.sabey.com.

About B&H

B&H opened its original storefront in 1973, and grew from a small photography shop in Manhattan’s Financial District to a major supplier of photo, video and audio equipment on 17th Street.  The new millennium’s explosion of affordable technology for professionals and consumers alike brought new lines of computers, home entertainment and consumer devices.  B&H expanded to a superstore on Ninth Avenue and West 34th Street and opened its cyber doors at www.bhphotovideo.com. The store is patronized by professional photographers and videographers, as well as hobbyists and amateurs and serves thousands of customers daily, while a greater amount of the company’s business comes from its Internet operation and corporate sales. The store carries a wide range of products across the electronics spectrum, with emphasis on professional and specialty photographic equipment.

United Fiber & Data Establishes Presence at Sabey’s Intergate.Manhattan

Offers “Alternate Route” Dark Fiber Service Between Northern Virginia and New York City Internet Node

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News Summary:

  • Sabey Data Center Properties announced today that United Fiber & Data has signed an agreement to establish a major presence at its premier NY data center Intergate.Manhattan.
  • Sabey’s new Manhattan data center with its strategic market location, storm proof facilities, unparalleled infrastructure, and state-of-the-art physical security, will provide United Fiber & Data with unmatched opportunities to expand their customer base.
  • With its unique assets, Intergate.Manhattan is on a path to becoming the foremost carrier hotel on the East Coast, and will soon house additional service providers from both the U.S. and Europe.

 

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New York, November 13, 2013 – Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties announced today that United Fiber & Data (UFD), the provider of an alternative fiber network between New York City and the Washington, D.C. region, has signed a licensing agreement to establish two redundant network points of entry at Intergate.Manhattan, Sabey’s new lower Manhattan data center.

Based in York, PA, UFD has built a proprietary, “next level” (NXT LVL) dark fiber network that connects two large Northeast U.S. Internet hubs – Manhattan and Ashburn, VA — along a first-of-its-kind route that passes through New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.  UFD’s network bypasses the traditional I-95/Amtrak corridor that most service providers follow.  Instead, the UFD network follows a pathway outside the East Coast “single points of failure” from natural and man-made hazards and connects top financial exchanges and global destinations for Internet peering and high-bandwidth networking.

UFD is pursuing an aggressive installation at Intergate.Manhattan and plans to “go live” on December 15, 2013.  One of its customers, Datagram, a major web hosting company, is also a colocation tenant at Intergate.Manhattan.

John Sabey, President, Sabey Data Center Properties, said, “UFD’s decision to establish two redundant points of entry at Intergate.Manhattan is hard evidence that our digital data center at 375 Pearl Street is also ideal for carriers.  Our storm proof, mission critical infrastructure, is consistent with UFT’s mission to build a network that is virtually immune to the hazards that threaten other systems.”

“Sabey’s Intergate.Manhattan facility is one of New York City’s key data center locations,” stated Christopher Lodge, President and Chief Operating Officer of United Fiber & Data. “New York is a critical strategic location for international carriers, and Sabey provides top-notch interconnection and colocation to global service providers from its 375 Pearl Street location.  UFD is proud to offer highest-quality, reliable and redundant connectivity solutions to Intergate.Manhattan.”

Sabey, one of the largest privately-owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/operators in the United States, commenced 24/7 operations at Intergate.Manhattan earlier in 2013.

Daniel Meltzer, Sabey Vice President of Sales and Leasing, said, “We are delighted to have UFD as our newest carrier at Intergate.Manhattan.  We believe that their new fiber and access to other data centers in the NY Metro area will be a benefit to our tenants and other carriers here at IGM.”

Additional carriers, including some from Europe and Asia, presently are in negotiations with Sabey Data Center Properties and are expected to sign licensing agreements soon at Sabey’s Intergate.Manhattan.

About Sabey Data Center Properties

With a portfolio of more than three million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of the oldest and largest privately owned multi-tenant data center owner/developer/operators in the United States.  Sabey specializes in scalable, custom-built solutions including data center ready shell space and fully turnkey data centers managed by Sabey’s award-winning critical environment staff. Consistently recognized for its reputation for operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey boasts one of the most sterling tenant rosters in the industry.  www.sabey.com.

About United Fiber and Data

United Fiber & Data (UFD) offers a superior alternative for fiber networking and broadband solutions.  From dark fiber to Ethernet wavelengths and Internet access, UFD’s privately-owned and operated network provides clients with a reliable, low-latency DWDM fiber network.  UFD’s network presents the next level of true, physical diversity and unrivaled business continuity – strategically designed to bypass single points of failure between New York City and northern Virginia.  Enterprise companies, financial institutions, government and carriers can utilize UFD’s unique, diverse fiber routes for fast and secure network connectivity opportunities.  www.unitedfd.com

About Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) is the leasing agent for Intergate.Manhattan.  It is one of the world’s leading commercial real estate advisory firms, providing a fully integrated platform of services to prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe, as well as to occupants, owners and developers of real estate on a local, regional and national level. NGKF, together with its affiliates and London-based partner Knight Frank, employs more than 11,000 professionals, operating from more than 340 offices in established and emerging property markets on five continents. NGKF’s Data Center Consulting Group has emerged as a market leader for 21st century data center strategies, management, evaluations and performance. It assists regional, domestic and multinational organizations with an array of services inclusive of all data center related activities. Its global team includes subject matter experts in every region of the world.  The group’s unique structure ensures consistent service across geographies and service-lines with expertise and experience including that of a staff of engineers and data center designers.

 

AMS-IX Opens Internet Exchange in the New York Market

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AMS-IX Opens Internet Exchange in the New York Market

November 6th, 2013

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An aerial view of the DuPont Fabros NJ1 data center in Piscataway, New Jersey, which will be one of the sites for a new Internet Exchange from AMS-IX. (Photo: DuPont Fabros Technology.)

By: Rich Miller, Data Center Knowledge

The European Internet exchanges keep coming. The latest provider to enter the US market in AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange) today announced plans to create an exchange spanning four data centers in New York and New Jersey. The move reflects growing momentum for Open-IX, the movement to spread the European model for exchanging traffic between major networks.

AMS-IX USA Inc. has struck deals with Digital Realty, DuPont Fabros Technology, Sabey Data Centers and 325 Hudson in the New York/New Jersey area to build and operate a distributed Internet Exchange, named AMS-IX New York.

AMS-IX says it will also deploy new Open-IX exchanges in the Chicago and Silicon Valley markets, which will go live in the first and second quarter of 2014, respectively. This new business initiative is a response to the certification process by the Open-IX Association for the setup of neutral and distributed Internet Exchanges in the United States.

Surge of Entrants from Europe

This makes AMS-IX the third major European exchange operator to enter the US market this year. The London Internet Exchange (LINX) is launching the LINX NoVa exchange across three sites in northern Virginia, while Frankfurt-based DE-CIX is setting up an exchange in the New York market.

The recent rise of the Open-IX movement has reinvigorated efforts to bring the European approach to exchanges to the US market. In the European interconnection model, Internet traffic exchanges are managed by participants, rather than the colocation providers hosting the infrastructure. This model has struggled to establish itself in the U.S., where peering has been focused on commercial exchanges, especially those operated by Equinix. The Open-IX framework is emphasizing a neutral governance model and the technical compliance of any participating data center providers.

The new AMS-IX exchange will be spread across three data centers in Manhattan and one in central New Jersey:

  • Digital Realty Trust, 111 8th Avenue, New York
  • DuPont Fabros Technology, Piscataway, NJ
  • 325 Hudson Street, New York
  • Sabey Data Centers, Intergate.Manhattan (375 Pearl Street) in New York

AMS-IX said it could add more locations in the New York market if it sees market demand and interest from other data center providers. In Amsterdam, the AMS-IX exchange platform is distributed across 12 different data centers serving more than 600 IP networks from around the globe. Established in the early 1990s, AMS-IX has a traffic peak of around 2.5 terabits per second.

“The opportunity to start neutral, distributed Internet Exchanges in the US with the endorsement of the Open-IX community fits our strategy of building Internet Exchanges in connectivity hub locations around the world,” said Job Witteman, Chief Executive Officer of AMS-IX. “We believe the model will bring the North American IP interconnection market tremendous value by decreasing complexity as well as the associated costs. AMS-IX is committed to bringing about this market transformation, and is pleased to have found initial partners in two major market participants Digital Realty and DuPont Fabros Technology.”

“We are pleased to be collaborating with AMS-IX on this important initiative,” said Michael Foust, Chief Executive Officer at Digital Realty (DLR). “By helping establish a truly open Internet Exchange environment, we are supporting the Open-IX community’s desire for neutral exchanges that are more efficient and cost-effective than those available today. The end result for our customers will be access to enhanced interconnectivity and Internet peering capabilities.”

Customer Benefit Seen

“Building upon our carrier-neutrality principle, we are glad to support the Open-IX Association and encourage the deployment of the AMS-IX New York Internet Exchange in our Piscataway NJ1 data center,” said Hossein Fateh, President and Chief Executive officer of DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT). The AMS-IX Internet Exchange at NJ1 will complement the network providers and the New York Stock Exchange currently providing connectivity services to our customers. We expect our customers to benefit from this open Peering and Interconnectivity environment.”

“We are very happy to partner with AMS-IX New York on this important market-changing initiative. Offering more choice in the New York City market to carriers and customers is good for everyone,” added John Sabey, President of Sabey Data Centers.

AMS-IX New York is currently accepting orders in the 111 8th Digital Realty facility, where it says it is ready to provision customer ports.

“With our experience of building and managing Internet Exchanges in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean and East Africa we have a blueprint for rolling out new exchange platforms,” Henk Steenman, Chief Technical Officer of AMS-IX. “All of the configurations, management and monitoring systems are pre-defined and ready for deployment. The main priority is to extend the organization, the team and to deploy the equipment and local Dark Fiber between the several data centers, as well as with other companies that are willing to partner with AMS-IX, and are Open-IX certified and commercially feasible.”

 

Windstream, Fortune 500 Network Communications Provider to Expand at Intergate.Manhattan

Untouched by Superstorm Sandy, Intergate.Manhattan Will “Future Proof” Its Tenants

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October 3, 2013 — Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties announced today that Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, has selected Sabey’s Intergate.Manhattan data center as the location for a new central office to provide capacity for future growth as well as further protection against natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy, Windstream will be a powered shell customer at Intergate.Manhattan, building out its own facility comprising 11,000 square feet with a 15-year lease. Windstream has contracted for 664 kW of power with the option to expand to 1 MW. Windstream also plans to install a major satellite communications center at Intergate.Manhattan with an antenna farm on the data center’s roof.

Michael Morris of Newmark Grubb Knight Frank executed the point-of-entry lease on behalf of Sabey Data Centers. Michael Rareshide of Partners National represented Windstream in the lease negotiations.

Based in Little Rock, AR, Windstream is a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company that provides network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. Windstream also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. Sabey, the largest privately-owned multi-tenant data center owner and developer on the West Coast, has scheduled final commissioning for Intergate.Manhattan at 375 Pearl Street in lower Manhattan for October 2013. It is now commencing mission-critical operations at the 1-million-square-foot tower.

John Sabey, President, Sabey Data Center Properties, said, “Sitting at a confluence of the world’s transatlantic cable and fiber routes, Intergate.Manhattan is a crucial presence as our Sabey Data Center network expands. Equally important, Intergate.Manhattan will be the next and best carrier hotel on the East Coast, offering unprecedented opportunities for network carriers to expand their customer operations.”

Daniel Meltzer, Sabey Vice President of Sales and Leasing, said, “Clearly, the fact that Intergate.Manhattan was untouched by Superstorm Sandy was a major factor in Windstream’s decision to expand at 375 Pearl Street. This expansion will ‘future proof’ Windstream for the next
15 years.”

The building offers many advantages that are not available elsewhere in Manhattan. The purpose-built data center’s 35,000-square-foot floor plates are designed for tenant expansion and are augmented on three sides by large, basement-to-roof open shafts, or “bustles,” which are external to the building and which allow almost unlimited vertical transportation potential for fiber and MEP commodities without disturbing existing tenants. High clear heights with easily-accessible, open, overhead cableways obviate the clutter and confusion of raised floor cabling.

Intergate.Manhattan will be Windstream’s third central office in Manhattan and its fourth serving the New York metropolitan area.

“Intergate.Manhattan is a secure, hardened site that provides Windstream with important network diversity as well as added protection against natural disasters like Superstorm Sandy,” said Joe Marano, Executive Vice President of Network Operations for Windstream. “In addition, it offers ample room for expansion as more and more business customers choose Windstream’s data, voice, network and cloud solutions.”

All critical systems, including the new electrical service and associated systems, have been placed on the 2nd floor (33’-0” above grade level), or higher, in the building to assure the highest level of uptime.

In addition, the property’s on-site security and life safety measures include pre-action fire suppression systems, 24-hour data center monitoring and operations support, and on-site security officers, biometric, and other access controls. The building’s perimeter is patrolled by the New York Police Department and Homeland Security.

Mr. Sabey said, “As the few major existing data centers and carrier hotels in Manhattan are nearing capacity from space, power, and cooling perspectives, we view Intergate.Manhattan as an asset uniquely positioned to offer a world class computing environment for those users with
on-island data center needs.”

Sabey, through its history as a builder, has established long-term, strategic partnerships with the National Real Estate Advisors (NREA) and mutually beneficial relationships with the nation’s leading labor organizations in the electrical and communications sectors.

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Windstream Corp. (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, phone and digital TV services to consumers primarily in rural areas. For more information, visit www.windstream.com.

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With a portfolio of more than three million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of the oldest and largest privately owned multi-tenant data center developers and operators in the world. Sabey specializes in scalable, custom-built solutions including data center ready shell space and fully turnkey data centers managed by Sabey’s award-winning critical environment staff. Consistently recognized for its reputation for operational excellence through its world-class data centers and sustained uptime, Sabey boasts one of the most sterling tenant rosters in the industry. www.sabey.com.