Seattle, January 23, 2018 – Sabey Data Centers’ Intergate.East facility in Seattle has been awarded one of the industry’s most prestigious designations of service quality and reliability – the Uptime Institute Stamp of Approval for Management & Operations.

This award is based on Uptime Institute’s independent, on-site assessment performed at Intergate.East late last year that outlines, prioritizes, and weighs behaviors necessary for data center owners and operators to achieve maximum uptime.

Robert K. Rockwood, President, Sabey Data Centers, said, “Our mission is to function as a builder, owner and operator. Rather than rely on outsourced operators, we take full responsibility and operational authority to ensure 100% uptime. Reliability is paramount.”

Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) certification is the industry “Gold Standard.” It measures and proves operational excellence. Uptime developed its M&O program based on 20 years of historical data compiled from hundreds of data center outages. By understanding what causes failures, the group built the de facto standard to implement proactive operational processes to avoid these causes.

The M&O Stamp of Approval provides assurance that data centers housing critical infrastructure functions have passed rigorous, third-party audits and conform to practices that deliver greater efficiency.

On-site Uptime auditors evaluate five specific areas:

  • Staffing and Organization: Ensuring staff is organized/maintained to align with long-term objectives.
  • Maintenance: Minimizing failure via preventative/predictive maintenance, vendor support, resources and tracking.
  • Training: Committing personnel to each policy, procedure and unique data center requirement.
  • Planning, Coordination, and Management: Implementing/documenting programs focused on site and financial management policies, space/power/cooling capacity, and management.
  • Operating Conditions: Aligning power and cooling for all IT equipment via consistent management of capacity components and set points.

In a letter accompanying the award to John Sasser, Sabey Data Centers Senior Vice President for Data Center Operations, R. Lee Kirby, President of the Uptime Institute, said, “Congratulations on this achievement. Adherence to the Management and Operations behaviors has been proven to minimize opportunities for human error – the number one cause of data center downtime.”

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 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.

Sabey enters a strategic alliance with one of New York’s largest providers of rooftop and tower site management services

The million-dollar superstructure atop 375 Pearl Street has attracted government agencies, wireless ISPs, and fiber carriers for wireless back-up systems

New York, January 18, 2018 – Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties announced today that it has entered a strategic alliance with New York based Repeater Communications Group, LLC, to market and manage the development of its $1 million-dollar antenna superstructure atop Intergate.Manhattan, its 560-foot-tall facility at 375 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan.

Since its installation last year, the triple-tier, line-of-sight connectivity array has already attracted customers including several government agencies, broadband ISPs, and others.

Robert Rockwood, President, Sabey Data Centers, said, “From atop 375 Pearl Street, line-of-sight providers can reach thousands of buildings in the metropolitan area. We are delighted to partner with Repeater Communications Group because they are tremendous self-starters. They are one of the largest rooftop site operators in the Northeast.”

Paul Eisenberg, Co-Managing member of Repeater Communications, commented, “The investment that Sabey has made in 375 Pearl Street is second to none.  This building is ideally positioned to become the premier rooftop communications hub serving downtown and midtown Manhattan as well as Downtown Brooklyn.  We are very excited to be working hand in hand with the team at Sabey to achieve this goal.”

The unobstructed, 360-degree vantage point atop 375 Pearl Street is an ideal location for enterprises that require wireless backup connectivity in the event of a fiber communications disruption, such as ISPs that offer point-to-point service, as well as wireline connectivity.

A rooftop point of presence at Intergate.Manhattan also gives customers immediate fiber access to Sabey’s 20 + on-site carriers at the Meet Me Room on the building’s sixth floor. Customers may also install a ¼-to-full rack of communications equipment on the floor directly below the roof. At present, the rooftop superstructure at 375 Pearl Street can support upwards of 300 antennas.

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 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.  http://sabey.com/datacenters/

 About Repeater Communications

For nearly 50 years, the Repeater Communications Group of companies have been providing rooftop and tower site management services throughout the northeastern U. S. and the central coast of California. The company has long-standing relationships with some of the most recognized names in real estate, as well as local, regional, national and international communications companies.  www.rfsites.com