Sabey Data Centers News

Pilot will now have an optimum location to service its Downtown Manhattan business customers.

Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties announced today that Pilot Fiber, Inc., a leading fully featured network and internet service provider, has selected Intergate.Manhattan, Sabey’s data center and carrier hotel in lower Manhattan, for Pilot’s significant New York market network expansion.

Pilot will join a roster of 16 carriers now with points of presence at Intergate.Manhattan.

This expansion into Intergate.Manhattan, Pilot’s 12th POP in the New York Metro Area, will reinforce its network and further the goal of providing more connectivity options to business customers.

Robert Rockwood, President, Sabey Data Centers, said, “We are delighted to welcome Pilot, one of the nation’s most user-friendly ISPs. We are offering the lowest cross connect pricing in New York City, with no additional charges.”

Christian Koch, Director of Network Strategy, Pilot, said, “By expanding our network footprint within the Sabey data center, we’re able to offer more scalable, economical, and adaptive connectivity solutions that empower businesses tackling IT infrastructure challenges.”

Sabey will provide Pilot with floor space, utility power, and cooling. While building out its data center from the building’s north and south Points of Entry, Pilot will take advantage of Intergate.Manhattan’s infrastructure, including its unencumbered roof-to-basement, 800-square-foot shaft ways for cabling and cooling installation. The shaft ways, known as “bustles,” can accommodate Pilot’s high-count fiber cables, which will be routed from the Points of Entry to the building’s 6th Floor Communications Equipment Rooms, located 96 feet above sea level.

Daniel Meltzer, Vice President of Sales & Leasing, Sabey Data Centers, said, “One of our unique advantages is that all the fiber splicing will take place on the 6th floor. Most carrier hotels have their splicing in below-grade floor levels. This was a fatal design flaw when Hurricane Sandy flooded Lower Manhattan in 2012.”

Intergate.Manhattan also offers Cloud on-ramps to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, provided by multiple carriers, including Pilot.

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 low cost hydroelectric power, 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.

About Pilot

Pilot is a modern connectivity company and fully featured network service provider. On a mission to create a more sustainable telecom landscape, Pilot combines advanced fiber-optic technology with custom-built software and intuitively designed services, raising the bar for the entire industry. Currently serving more than 100,000 end users over its nationwide IP network, Pilot’s flexible solutions allow businesses to stop worrying about their connectivity and stay focused on what matters. For more information, visit pilotfiber.com.

Sabey commences construction of Building D, a new, 14.4-megawatt data center building on campus

Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties announced today that it has commenced construction of a new facility at its Intergate.Columbia Data Center Campus.

Building D will provide 14.4 megawatts of mission critical power designed specially to attract co-location customers. It will complement Buildings A and B, which are commissioned and fully leased as powered shells to five tenants who operate them.

Building D will comprise 140,000 square feet with four data halls, each with 3.6 megawatts. Completion of Building D is scheduled for May 2019. Long range plans call for eight buildings on the Intergate.Columbia campus.

Robert Rockwood, President, Sabey Data Centers, said, “Intergate.Columbia’s competitive advantages include $.025/kWh power rate which is among the lowest in the world. It is renewable hydropower drawn from the nearby power grid, delivering electricity efficiently, with little line loss, through the on-site substation. In addition, Central Washington’s mild, dry climate provides essentially free cooling for more than 90% of the year.”

Another advantage is Intergate.Columbia’s geographic proximity to its sister data center, Intergate.Quincy, just 30 miles to the southeast. Mr. Rockwood added, “This provides connectivity with negligible latency between the two locations – a tremendous resiliency play for customers seeking a business continuity strategy.”

Intergate.Columbia customers can also take advantage of the state Rural Data Center Tax Incentive program, which offers an exemption of sales taxes on their IT equipment and installation services.

Intergate.Columbia is conveniently located adjacent to Pangborn Memorial Airport, which is served by Alaska Airlines.

Intergate.Manhattan at dawn

Rafael Viñoly Architects signs 36,550 sf, 20-year lease for the entire top floor

New York, July 9, 2018 – Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties announced today that it has signed a 36,550-square-foot, 20-year office lease with world-renowned Rafael Viñoly Architects at 375 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan.

The architecture firm, best known in New York City for designing the 1,396-foot-tall 432 Park Avenue residential tower, will move its headquarters to the entire top floor of the property in mid-2019.

Rob Stillman and Gerry Friedman of CBRE represented the tenant in lease negotiations, while their CBRE colleagues Gregg Rothkin and Gerry Miovski represented Sabey Data Centers, the landlord.

Michael Kupin of the law firm Duval & Stachenfeld represented Sabey Data Centers in the lease negotiations. Harry Makris of Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden represented Rafael Viñoly Architects.

The top 15 stories of 375 Pearl Street were renovated by Sabey to replace the original stone façade with a stunning, panoramic glass curtain wall.

Rafael Viñoly Architects will occupy and build out the entire 31st floor of the building. The firm will create a mezzanine within the 23-foot-tall space, and will build a 500-square-foot outdoor terrace on the southeast corner of the 31st floor.

Viñoly will relocate its practice from 50 Vandam Street in Hudson Square, where it has been headquartered for 28 years.

Intergate.Manhattan viewed from across the Brooklyn Bridge

Intergate.Manhattan viewed from across the Brooklyn Bridge

Today’s lease brings the 900,000-square-foot, 375 Pearl Street to 80% occupancy by office tenants. Data center users occupy a major portion of the remaining space.

“375 Pearl Street’s large floor plate, exceptional 23-foot ceiling heights and 521’ foot elevation with spectacular panoramic views towards Uptown, Downtown and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges over the East River were the main attractions for Rafael Viñoly Architects,” said Clete Casper, Director of Real Estate for Sabey. “The top floor is essentially a blank canvas for the architect to design a great new headquarters that matches the distinctive quality of their well-known works in New York City as all over the world.”

“In a true testament to the vision of Sabey Data Centers and the recent transformation that 375 Pearl Street has undergone, the building’s elegant redesign has drawn the attention of many firms, including one of the world’s best-known architects, who is now moving its New York operations there,” said Mr. Rothkin of CBRE.


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 low cost hydroelectric power, 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://sabeydatacenters.com

About 375 Pearl Street

375 Pearl Street is a reimagined office building in Lower Manhattan. Comprising more than 900,000 square feet, 375 Pearl Street was once used as a telephone switch center. The property is now home to numerous city agencies, including the New York City Police Department, the New York City Department of Sanitation, the New York City Human Resources Administration and the New York City Department of Finance.

U.S. Department of Energy Logo

For Release: June 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognizes DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge partner, Sabey Data Centers, for the energy productivity achievements of its Intergate.Quincy multi-tenant data center. As a partner in DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge, Sabey committed to improving its energy performance by 20 percent over a 10-year period, and to sharing the results and strategies with other companies. The company surpassed its original goal of 20 percent by 2024, improving energy performance across its more than 3 million square feet of data center space by 24 percent from a 2014 baseline.

“Through the DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge, data centers like Sabey’s are using energy more productively,” said Kathleen Hogan, deputy assistant secretary for energy efficiency in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at DOE. “We applaud Sabey for sharing its results and best practices with other companies.”

A majority of the data center locations operated and maintained by Sabey are multi-tenant colocation facilities, where each customer may have varied needs, including different server enclosures and non-standard IT equipment. This can make it difficult to implement facility-wide energy-efficient designs and technologies.

To overcome these challenges and achieve its energy productivity goals, Sabey incorporated several energy conservation measures, including implementing indirect evaporative cooling computer room air handlers (CRAHs) and segregating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) batteries to reduce electrical energy required to cool the data center. Sabey also selected a highly-efficient UPS system and utilized variable speed drive (VSDs) fans to control fan speed and match server load requirements.

Ultimately, the project has exceeded Sabey’s expectations, cutting infrastructure energy intensity by 57 percent. These savings translated into more than $200,000 in reduced annual energy costs.

In addition to the energy and cost savings passed on to customers, the integration of energy conservation measures allows for a very simple data center environment control strategy, leading to an increase in the overall reliability and customer satisfaction with the Intergate Quincy data center. Sabey was recently recognized by DOE as an example of leadership in action in the 2018 Better Buildings Challenge Progress Report.

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, DOE works with more than 350 market leaders that represent more than 4.4 billion square feet of building space. Partners reduced their energy intensity by an average of two percent per year, keeping them on track to meet the program’s 10-year, 20% reduction goal. Additionally, through the Better Buildings Challenge, more than 40 Financial Allies have extended more than $12 billion in capital for efficiency projects. Visit the Better Buildings Solution Center to learn more.

Sabey commences construction of Building B, a new, two-story data center building on campus; completes a new data hall in recently completed Building C

Ashburn, VA, June 4, 2018 – Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties announced today that it will continue the development of its Ashburn Data Center Campus.

The company will deliver AC4, a 1.8-megawatt data hall in the first campus data center building and commence construction on the second on-campus structure, Building B. When fully built out the new two-story, pre-cast concrete structure will deliver 22 megawatts of mission critical power distributed within about 160,000 SF of data hall space. Fully commissioned space in this second building will begin to deliver by the end of 2018 or early 2019.

Robert Rockwood, President, Sabey Data Centers, said, “Most importantly, our new development will continue to deliver Sabey Value: absolutely reliable, secure, connected and super-efficient solutions with the market’s lowest TCO. By commencing our second building now, we also take construction risk off the table for our customers looking for near term delivery.”

Building B has been designed with two stories and 22 MW in order to make the most efficient use of the power capacity provided by an on-site Dominion Energy substation.

Mr. Rockwood added, “We have made tremendous progress for our customers in Northern Virginia since we broke ground for Intergate.Ashburn in May 2016. In less than 24 months we have completed construction and commenced operations in Building C, met every one of our delivery commitments, leased all commissioned space, and have now begun construction on Building B for completion later this year.”

The construction team for Building B includes:

  • Architect – Corgan Associates Architects,
  • Structural Engineer – Cardno
  • Civil Engineer – Dewberry
  • Electrical & Mechanical Design – Southland
  • Electrical Contractor – Dynalectric
  • Mechanical Contractor – Southland
  • Earthwork – Independence Excavating

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 low cost hydroelectric power, 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.  https://sabeydatacenters.com

Seattle and Stockholm – 11 April, 2018Sabey Data Center Properties, serving Seattle’s data center market  for more than 25 years and currently with over 285 MW of capacity in place and in operation, today announced that it has tapped Telia Carrier’s 100G-enabled #1 ranked IP backbone and transmission network to provide scalable capacity and dependable connectivity to the Seattle metro area. This expansion enables Sabey to serve customers at the Sabey Intergate.Seattle campus with the fast delivery speeds and customer-centric experience that its customers demand.

Intergate.Seattle is Sabey Data Center’s flagship property and is the largest privately owned multi-tenant campus on the west coast. Composed of two campuses, eight buildings and more than 1,373,000 square feet of data-center space, Intergate.Seattle has the power and capacity to meet the immediate and future requirements of all categories of data center customers.

“We are proud to partner with Sabey Data Center’s Intergate.Seattle campus. Our reliable network services enable Sabey to deliver the flexibility and capacity its customers need,” said Stephen Hartman, head of Telia Carrier’s North American Region. “This partnership also demonstrates Telia Carrier’s commitment to provide diversity options in our continuing growth markets and serve more points of presence as we expand our global network.”

John Ford, Vice President and General Manager of Intergate.Seattle, said, “Intergate.Seattle provides a more reliable, efficient and cost-effective alternative to other data centers located in downtown Seattle. Our partnership with Telia Carrier adds unmatched connectivity to our value proposition.  Dark fiber and conduit systems connect all of our buildings, so Telia Carrier can support any customer located on the campus efficiently and immediately.” Ford added that the local utility provider, Seattle City Light was the first 100% Carbon Neutral utility provider and provides 92% sustainable, hydro-electric power, which is utilized by the Intergate.Seattle campus.

Daniel Meltzer, Sabey Vice President and Director, said, “Being located in Tukwila on the south end of the metro area provides good access to north-south fiber routes entering the metro area and allows for diverse connectivity from downtown Seattle. It also offers, wholesale turn-key data center space, that leverages the region’s cool ambient temperatures for “free” cooling during 90% of the year, and with 77 MW of power entering the campus from redundant feeds it can support large scale requirements.”

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.

About Telia Carrier

Telia Carrier owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. Telia Carrier is the first to be 100G-enabled in both Europe and North America and was also the first network to successfully transmit 1 Tb/s in super channels on its U.S. network. According to Dyn Research’s global backbone rankings, Telia Carrier’s global IP backbone AS1299, is currently ranked as number one. Telia Carrier’s rapid growth and ascension through the rankings was highlighted in Dyn’s ‘‘Baker’s Dozen’ report”. The company enables worldwide connectivity by connecting more than 230 Points of Presence (PoPs) across Europe, North America, Asia and the Middle East, including more than 80 PoPs in North America alone

Learn more about Telia Carrier by visiting our website at www.teliacarrier.com and follow our news and developments @TeliaCarrier.

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

Seattle, WA – Sabey Data Centers announced today that it has closed a financing transaction led by TD Securities consisting of a $425 million 5-year term loan and a $250 million 5-year revolver.  The transaction was upsized by $50 million amid meaningful oversubscription.

Proceeds of the term loan will be used to refinance existing property-level debt into a corporate facility, while the revolver will be used to fund capital expenditures for data center development and strategic initiatives.  In connection with strong demand trends, the Company plans to expand its data center campus in Northern Virginia, the largest and fastest growing data center market in North America, as well as in Central Washington, which benefits from low power rates and a mild climate ideal for efficient cooling.

Rob Rockwood, President, Sabey Data Centers, said, “From a strategic perspective, this transaction will provide the capital we need to stay ahead of market conditions. The data center development market is extremely active, especially with prospective tenants who are demanding large blocks of inventory as a condition for entering into a lease deal.”

He added, “The leasing paradigm has changed. Up to the recent past, data center users would move onto a campus and then build out incrementally, on an ‘as needed’ basis. This is no longer the case.”

“TD Securities is pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Sabey Data Centers on this financing transaction.  Management has done an excellent job of executing on their investment thesis and we are excited to provide the Company with ample financing capacity to support their next wave of expansion and organic growth.  We look forward to continuing to support the Company’s strategic growth initiatives moving forward,” said Ed Kim, Director at TD Securities.

In operation for 40 years, Sabey Data Centers is one of the largest privately-owned multi-tenant data center operators in the United States.  Sabey’s data centers provide wholesale data center services to many of the world’s top financial, technology, telecommunications and healthcare companies and position customers to combine key market locations with sustainable, low cost power.

Sabey owns and operates state-of-the-art data center campuses in strategic markets across the US, including Seattle Washington; Ashburn, Virginia; Quincy, Washington; and Wenatchee, Washington.  Headquartered in Seattle, Sabey Data Centers is a joint venture between Sabey Corporation and National Real Estate Advisors.

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.  www.sabeydatacenters.com

MOSES LAKE – Big Bend Community College and regional data centers are partnering for a new program to prepare students for data center positions.

Demand for IT professionals in eastern Washington has increased in the past decade, with an influx of major technology companies taking advantage of the area’s affordable electrical power and locating data centers in the area.

That demand has led to a partnership between Big Bend and Quincy-area data centers operated by Intuit, Microsoft, Oath, NTT DATA, Sabey Data Centers and Vantage Data Centers.

“We are working closely with the data centers to customize our credentials to train students with the skills they need,” said Tom Willingham, Big Bend computer science specialist. “Students who successfully complete this one-year program will be equipped with the knowledge needed to gain entry-level employment with one of these amazing companies.”

Students who complete the program can earn the Network Support Specialist Certificate of Accomplishment and the Systems Administration Certificate of Achievement at Big Bend, and may also have the option to earn industry certificates and a variety of relevant two-year degrees.

Big Bend has limited space for students in the program starting this fall. Some of the area data centers are working toward providing targeted financial aid assistance and on-the-job training opportunities.

To learn more about the program, contact Willingham at 509-793-2321 or by email to tomwi@bigbend.edu.

Source: ifiberone.com