Sabey Data Centers News

Sabey Data Centers as began offering PacketFabric’s software-defined networking (SDN) platform at its data centre locations in New York, Seattle, Virginia and Washington.

The fully automated network platform allows direct provisioning of terabit-scale connectivity. Sabey will offer it at their Manhattan, Seattle, Ashburn and Quincy sites.

PacketFabric’s SDN-powered network offers coast-to-coast connectivity between 118 carrier neutral colocation facilities in 11 US markets. Sabey’s customers will now be able to provision connectivity between any locations on that network.

“The digitization of data has driven new network requirements for businesses, especially those with vast data demands such as healthcare providers and enterprises,” said Daniel Meltzer, VP of sales and leasing at Sabey Data Centers.

“Bringing the PacketFabric platform into our facilities provides Sabey customers with industry-leading infrastructure as well as the ability to instantly provision terabits of capacity to any other network or facility connected by the fabric. This enables fast, secure and seamless data transfer as well as reliable, cost-effective connectivity between multiple regions and data centres across the U.S.”

PacketFabric, which is owned by NantWorks, delivers hundreds of terabits per second of on-demand data across its private backbone.

It also allows customers to design and deploy any network configuration by using its API and web-based portal. This, it claims, offers “unmatched visibility and control” over network traffic and services.

“With PacketFabric, Sabey customers can access scalable, next-generation cloud networking services and more easily provision and maintain network infrastructure,” adds William Charnock, CEO of PacketFabric.

“The cloud-based logic underpinning the PacketFabric platform also enables users to mitigate the headaches commonly associated with traditional telecommunications solutions, including expensive stranded capacity and long-term, inflexible contracts, and provision scalable network connectivity on a month-to-month or usage-basis.”

http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3671655/News/Sabey-Data-Centers-adds-PacketFabrics-SDN-platform.html

Sabey Customers Gain Access to Next-Generation Cloud Networking Services and Secure, Terabit-Scale Connectivity

SEATTLE, March 21, 2017 – Sabey Data Centers, one of the largest privately-owned data center owners, operators and developers in the United States, today announces the availability of PacketFabric’s Software-defined Networking (SDN) based network platform at all of its data center locations. A NantWorks company, PacketFabric is a provider of next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking services. PacketFabric’s fully automated network platform enables instantaneous, direct and secure provisioning of terabit-scale connectivity between any locations on the PacketFabric network, and is now available in the following Sabey Data Centers facilities:
 New York: Intergate.Manhattan
 Seattle: Intergate.Seattle
 Virginia: Intergate.Ashburn
 Washington: Intergate.Quincy

“The digitization of data has driven new network requirements for businesses, especially those with vast data demands such as healthcare providers and enterprises,” says Daniel Meltzer, Vice President of Sales and Leasing at Sabey Data Centers. “Bringing the PacketFabric platform into our facilities provides Sabey customers with industry-leading infrastructure as well as the ability to instantly provision terabits of capacity to any other network or facility connected by the fabric. This enables fast, secure and seamless data transfer as well as reliable, cost-effective connectivity between multiple regions and data centers across the U.S.”

PacketFabric’s any-to-any SDN-powered network facilitates coast-to-coast connectivity between 118 premier carrier-neutral colocation facilities across 11 U.S. markets. The platform delivers hundreds of terabits per second of on-demand connectivity across its purpose-built private backbone network. This innovative architecture enables customers to easily procure and maintain network services in real-time, while reaching hundreds of destinations without the need to deploy and manage costly infrastructure, or rely on the public internet. PacketFabric customers can also dynamically design and quickly deploy any network configuration leveraging an advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal for unmatched visibility and control over their network traffic and services. Real-time analytics and interactive troubleshooting capabilities allow PacketFabric to offer the robustness of a packet-switched network, while ensuring consistent and reliable performance.

“With PacketFabric, Sabey customers can access scalable, next-generation cloud networking services and more easily provision and maintain network infrastructure,” adds William Charnock, CEO of PacketFabric. “The cloud-based logic underpinning the PacketFabric platform also enables users to mitigate the headaches commonly associated with traditional telecommunications solutions, including expensive stranded capacity and long-term, inflexible contracts, and provision scalable network connectivity on a month-to-month or usage-basis.”

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 most experienced 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 PacketFabric
PacketFabric redefines how companies procure, consume, and manage their network connectivity services. Leveraging an innovative, entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric enables dynamic, real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale. PacketFabric facilitates coast-to-coast connectivity between 118 premier colocation facilities across 11 U.S. markets, and enables simple, cost-effective, and scalable network deployment via its advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal. For more information, visit www.packetfabric.com or connect with PacketFabric on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About NantWorks
NantWorks, LLC, founded by renowned physician scientist and inventor of the first human nanoparticle chemotherapeutic agent Abraxane®, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, is the umbrella organization for the following entities: NantHealth, NantMobileHealth, NantOmics, NantBio, NantCell, NantPharma, NantCapital and NantCloud. Fact-based and solution-driven, each of NantWorks’ division entities operates at the nexus of innovation and infrastructure. The core mission of NantWorks is convergence and a systems approach to human biology: to develop and deliver a diverse range of technologies that accelerates innovation, broaden the scope of scientific discovery, enhance ground-breaking research, and improve healthcare treatment for those in need. NantWorks is building an integrated fact-based, genomically and proteomically -informed, personalized approach to the delivery of care and the development of next generation diagnostics and therapeutics for life threatening diseases such as Cancer, Infectious Diseases and Alzheimer’s. For more information please www.nantworks.com and follow Dr. Soon-Shiong on Twitter@ @DrPatSoonShiong.

by Yevgeniy Sverdlik

Sabey Data Center Properties, the Seattle-based wholesale data center developer, has completed and tested its first Northern Virginia data center. The facility is the first of three the company is planning to build at its Intergate.Ashburn campus, which at total build-out is expected to be 900,000 square feet large, with capacity to support about 70MW of power.

While Sabey has had East Coast presence since 2011, when it acquired the Verizon tower in Manhattan, this week’s announcement marks its first foray into Northern Virginia, North America’s biggest and most active data center market. Data center space is in high demand in Ashburn, where much of the region’s data center capacity is located, and Sabey has already signed a tenant for a 1.8MW, 12,000-square foot quadrant in the newly finished building, whose total capacity is 7.2MW.

The developer did not disclose the tenant’s name. Robert Rockwood, Sabey’s head for the eastern region, told us in an interview last year, as the first building was still under construction, that numerous existing customers who are using space in Sabey data centers in Washington State and New York, were interested in Northern Virginia data center capacity.

Customers leased 84.4MW total in 2016 from data center providers in Northern Virginia, according to a recent market report by the commercial real estate company CBRE Group. That’s not counting several pre-lease deals that were signed 2016 but were not due to be delivered this year. Those deals would bring the region’s 2016 total to about 140MW.

The Dallas-Fort Worth market was second in total absorption last year, with 37.6MW of data center capacity leased, and Chicago was third, with 36.2MW, according to the report.

Together, data center providers in major US markets signed leases for 195MW of capacity total. Those markets are Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, New York-New Jersey, Northern Virginia, Phoenix, and Silicon Valley. That number represents a slight decline from absorption the previous year, when companies leased out 200MW of capacity in those markets.

Most of the data center leasing momentum across the country was fueled by hyper-scale cloud service providers, and that was especially true in the Northern Virginia data center market. In a statement, Jamie Jelinek, CBRE’s senior associate for Data Center Solutions, said:

“With the Ashburn area’s prominence as one of the most densely connected fiber-rich areas in the U.S., cloud service providers have dominated a significant portion of leasing in the region. In most cases, cloud provider requirements are being deployed in third-party facilities. Some of this is speed-to-market-driven to meet immediate customer needs. But it is also part of a larger ‘active-active’ cloud infrastructure strategy where redundancy needs are shifted away from each individual data center and spread out to the network and application level.”

In Quincy Washington, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of six major data centers utilizing low-cost, reliable hydro electric power sustained from the nearby Columbia River.


Evaporative cooling is one of nature’s fundamental methods of cooling. It is the same cooling principle that our own body uses when moisture (sweat) evaporates and cools the skin. The Munters Oasis™ Indirect Evaporative Cooling systems take advantage of evaporation to reject heat without ever adding any moisture to the data center.

By using hot aisle containment, the hot air leaving the servers is kept separate from the cool air being supplied to the servers, which allows the use of warmer supply air temperatures. This also results in hotter return air temperatures, which is an excellent situation for implementing an indirect evaporative cooling solution. With Munters Oasis™ Indirect Evaporative Coolers (IEC), the air from the data center is cooled using Munters patented Oasis™ polymer heat exchanger, often without the need for supplemental mechanical cooling or water.

On cold and cool days the Oasis™ polymer heat exchanger operates dry and simply acts as an air-to-air heat exchanger. Outside air (commonly referred to as scavenger air) indirectly cools the data center air through normal heat exchange, without the use of any water.

Once the ambient temperature rises to a certain point, the Oasis™ heat exchanger will not be able to provide enough cooling while operating in this dry mode. When this happens, water is pumped from sumps that are internal to the air handlers to spray nozzles that wet the outside surface of the Oasis™ heat exchanger tubes, coating them with a thin layer of water. During the few hours a year when the outside temperatures are too high and moist for the evaporative cooling alone, a small mechanical cooling system (“trim DX”) supplements the evaporative cooling process, so that the air supplied to the data center is maintained at the right temperature. This condition, where refrigeration is required to supplement the IEC, only occurs during ambient conditions with simultaneous high heat and humidity.

To further improve the system efficiency in this supplemental cooling mode, the condenser coil of the trim DX is located in the scavenger exhaust air stream, after the heat exchanger and mist eliminator. The scavenger exhaust air, because of the evaporative cooling effect, is generally cooler than the ambient temperature whenever refrigeration is required to operate. Because the Oasis™ IEC system is a recirculating system, the data center is cooled without the introduction of outdoor air pollutants that might adversely impact the servers. Since Quincy WA is an agricultural area, air laden with dust, or smoke from burning fields would otherwise impact the data hall if a direct air-side economizer was implemented.

Munters Oasis™ IEC keeps the air inside the data center completely separated from the air outside. The entry of contamination (dust, smoke, etc.) from agricultural activities is minimized. Further, this highly efficient cooling system saves in annual operating costs resulting from lower power and water consumption compared to conventional water-cooled chiller systems.

An annual PUE below 1.2

During integrated systems testing at full load in 2012, a peak PUE of 1.25 was recorded – which was a considerable achievement in such hot conditions. The actual running over longer periods has shown the PUE to be below 1.2. This low PUE makes Intergate.Quincy Sabey facility one of the most effective data centers in the nation.

Federal EPA ENERGY STAR® certification

In 2015, Intergate.Quincy facility received federal EPA ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy efficiency with the highest possible green score of 100 points. The facility’s Energy Star efficiency performance rating of 100 is the highest level of power consumption efficiency and represents twice the national average for data centers. Intergate. Quincy’s energy intensity, or the amount of energy the data center consumes, is 33% below the national average, according to the EPA’s Statement of Energy Performance for the facility.

“Munters Oasis™ Indirect Evaporative Cooling systems have exceeded our expectations. We’ve been very satisfied with both the air handlers and Munters as a company,” said John Sasser VP Operations for Sabey Data Center Properties.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – 20:00
Dulles, VA

Southland Industries, one of the nation’s largest MEP building systems experts providing engineering, construction, service and energy service solutions, was recently awarded Sabey Data Centers’ newest campus, Intergate.Ashburn. In addition to Southland, the design-build team consists of Sabey Construction, Dynalectric, and RTKL Callison.

The purpose-built data center campus is comprised of three phases that will total 900,000 square feet on 38 acres in the Washington, DC metro area. Electrical service to the campus is approximately 70 megawatts, while construction on the campus’ first phase, Building C, is now complete. Southland has completed mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical design services, as well as direct digital controls in the building’s first quadrant, which is now occupied.

Construction is underway for the second 1.8 megawatt quadrant, which features a flexible, modular design that can accommodate any data floor configuration, redundant electrical and mechanical systems, backup systems for emergency or maintenance events, and state-of-the-art control monitoring for critical management. Southland’s expected completion of the second quadrant is anticipated for June 2017.

About Southland

Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation’s largest MEP building systems experts providing innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building performance. Advocating a design-build-maintain model, Southland specializes in the design, construction, and service of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, automation and controls systems, as well as comprehensive energy services needs. Offering standalone services as well as integrated solutions, Southland’s in-house experts remain connected, sharing knowledge and information in order to produce the results that have earned Southland its unmatched reputation as one of the top design-builders in the nation. As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland continues to pave the way as an industry leader in sustainability and energy efficiency so as to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained. For information, please visit southlandind.com.

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 is proud to provide data center services to many of the world’s top financial, technology and healthcare companies. www.sabey.com

October 17, 2016 | Ashburn, VA – Today, USA FIBER which engineers, builds, and operates mission critical underground conduit and dark fiber networks for clients, jointly announced with Sabey Data Centers, a privately held real estate development and investment company specializing in mission critical data center space, that USA FIBER’s Ashburn Ring would be made available within Sabey’s new state of the art, 900,000-square-foot data center campus now under construction called Intergate.Ashburn.

“Not only is USA FIBER bringing the Ashburn Ring directly to the Sabey Data Center, we are making our Peering Ring available, which enables leading companies to connect between any of the Ashburn data centers across their own dedicated buffer tube. Customers can pick and choose which locations to interconnect, and have the flexibility to move without penalty. This scale and architecture allows for simple, cost effective and secure connectivity across the key service providers located in the market, including IP services, CDN, and Cloud infrastructure,” said John Schmitt, Chief Revenue Officer.

Rob Rockwood, Senior Vice President, Eastern Region, Sabey Data Centers, said, “Getting access to competitive fiber is one of the most important aspects of our data center infrastructure offering. In USA FIBER, we found an infrastructure owner that is willing to provide open access infrastructure on our clients’ terms. Flexible, scalable and engineered for performance.”

Daniel Meltzer, Sabey Data Centers Vice President of Sales & Leasing, said, “USA Fiber’s Ashburn Ring links the key data centers, cloud computing platforms and high technology companies in the market. Their Ashburn Express route will connect Ashburn directly with Baltimore, MD, bypassing Washington, D.C. and its inherent latency and network risks. At present, all other major carriers’ routes cross into Washington, D.C. USA FIBER will see significant customer adoption on this unique route given the requirements for performance, diversity and uptime being pushed in the market by government, enterprise and service providers.”

At Intergate.Ashburn, carriers will use three separate and discrete paths from the street; ensuring customers ultimate protection. Within the data center there will be two separate communications equipment rooms and two separate meet me rooms for carrier interconnectivity.

USA FIBER’s dark fiber service is more than 10 times larger than most of the existing networks in service in Ashburn, which average around 432 fibers. At present in Ashburn, a full buffer tube for dark fiber is rarely available, and enabling customers with the flexibility of a cross connect to move when and where they want is almost unheard of. USA FIBER, in partnership with Sabey Data Centers and Integrate.Ashburn, is looking to change all that.

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 most experienced 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 USA FIBER
USA FIBER is a purpose built, high capacity, dark fiber network provider. USA FIBER engineers, builds and maintains application and carrier neutral dark fiber networks designed for mission critical customers. This strategy allows clients to connect with their applications and customers, on their own terms. Founded by Ken Goff and Judd Carothers, USA FIBER has deep expertise on staff in the most stringent of dark fiber networks, encompassing over 10,000 route miles and 50 years of excellence. USA FIBER owns and operates dark fiber routes, focusing on purpose built new routes that add diversity, performance and scalability for client’s coast to coast.

www.USAFIBER.com @usafiber #darkfiber #datacenter #cloud #telecom #fiber @usafibersales #AshburnExpress

Quincy, WA, Sept. 10, 2016 – Sabey Construction, Inc., the in-house construction arm of Sabey Corporation, together with a volunteer group of Washington State businesses today presented a check for $12,079 to the Quincy Chamber of Commerce on behalf of Veterans Memorial Park in Quincy.

Earlier this year, the Sabey-led business group partnered with local veterans organizations to voluntarily build and install major improvements at the park. Today’s donation is the amount of surplus funds that were unspent during the just completed construction project.

The completion of new construction will be commemorated in a formal, on-site ceremony tomorrow on the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

John Sabey, President, Sabey Data Centers, said, “We are proud and delighted that the project was completed on time and substantially under budget. Today’s cash donation will go far toward the upkeep and continued beautification of the park.”

The park was dedicated in 2007, and since then the names of Quincy area residents who served in the armed forces filled to capacity the surfaces of the original concrete memorial walls. The new construction has expanded that capacity significantly with four new walls to hold the engraved tile nameplates of local area men and women who have served in past wars and are serving now. It is expected that 50 new nameplates will be added by this fall. Additional improvements to the park include new lighting, benches, sidewalks and landscaping.

The project was coordinated with George Washington Post 24 of the VFW, American Legion Post 183 and Amvets Post 777 – all based in Quincy. The triangular park, located at the intersections of Hwy 28 and 2nd and 3rd Avenues, S.E., occupies land donated by the City of Quincy. It was originally built, in large part, with funds provide by Yahoo!

Mark Owens, Quartermaster of George Washington Post 24 VFW, said, “The park is dedicated to the memories of those who sacrificed to secure our freedoms and keep America safe. Quincy area men and women steadfastly continue to serve in our armed forces, and they should always have a place of honor in Quincy.”

Quartermaster Owens added that the memorial is intended to recognize veterans who served with allied forces and subsequently settled in the Quincy area, as well as men and women who are presently serving in the military, including brand new inductees. He said, “We have a Canadian citizen who served with his native Canadian forces in World War II and then moved here.”

Sabey Construction acted as general contractor for the project, with architectural drawings provided by KDW Salas O’Brien/Brenda Ross; Ready Mix concrete from Central Washington Concrete; fabricated rebar from Moses Lake Steel Supply; excavation, form, pour and finish work by Wm. Winkler Co.; and electrical work by Holmes Electric. Additional cash donations were received from McKinstry Co., CPSI, Leslie & Campbell Roofing, Cochran Electric, Pacific Northwest Mechanical LLC, Performance Contracting Inc., Syska Hennessy, and Clean Sweep/Brian Worley.

Persons who would like to purchase a nameplate tile to honor a veteran or service member should contact the Quincy Chamber of Commerce, 119 F Street, P.O. Box 658, Quincy, WA 98848, for details. The phone number is 509-787-2140. Cost of each tile is $80. Arrangements can be made with the VFW to defray the cost for veterans’ families who cannot afford to pay on their own.

About Sabey Construction
Sabey Construction, Inc. (SCI) brings decades of construction experience to each project. Because we frequently build for own account, SCI maintains a full complement of in-house services that extends far beyond those normally available through general contractors. These include site research and acquisition, land reclamation, complete construction management, post-construction follow-through, and facilities planning or redevelopment.

SCI scales readily to meet construction challenges, excelling particularly at time-constrained projects while maintaining excellent quality. www.sabey.com

By Scott Fulton III August 2, 2016

Almost a century ago, it was the very symbol of technology and ingenuity: the giant transmitter tower beaming signals into the heavens. The crown jewel of the Empire State Building has always been an antenna.

Today, we’ve renewed the word “wireless” into the common vernacular; no longer does it sound antiquated, like “microcomputer,” “Hayes modem,” or “MTV music video.” And in the latest signal that everything old is new again; the biggest news in New York City data centers this week may be the completion of a very large antenna.

Its apex extends to 560 feet over lower Manhattan, at the crest of what had been one of the city’s uglier properties, at 375 Pearl Street, at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s still known to locals as the Verizon Building, and was once known as the One Brooklyn Bridge Plaza.

Today, it’s Intergate.Manhattan, complete with the funky re-spelling of “integrate” and the dot. And beginning this year, the limestone-clad tower is getting a resurfacing. Plus, its current principal owner, Sabey Data Center Properties, is taking full advantage of its nearly unobstructed location, erecting a 360-degree vantage point antenna, providing line-of-sight, wireless data center access to the boroughs, the financial district, and mid-town Manhattan.

In Sight, It Must Be Right

“As you look at the wireless market, and you look at Manhattan,” said Dan Meltzer, Sabey’s vice president for sales and leasing, speaking with Datacenter Knowledge, “you realize it’s a very small space. But with line-of-sight, you actually extend your market. So you’re able to hit Brooklyn, Queens — any area of Manhattan, north, south, east, and west. And if you have height, you can hit points in New Jersey along the Hudson River.”

Sabey has housed and managed data centers in the Intergate building for clients since the start of the decade. What the antenna adds — for many Manhattan customers, for the very first time — is an alternative mode of access for carrier-grade connectivity. Whichever wired carrier happens to serve a business on the island, will at some point connect with Verizon (the former Bell Atlantic, which had been NYNEX and New York Telephone Co. prior to that).

Among the antenna’s charter customers are: NuVisions, a provider of Wi-Fi hot spots throughout New York City; broadband ISP Windstream; Google Fiber competitor Brooklyn; and Transit Wireless, which provides free Wi-Fi service for the city’s subway system. Sabey gives these tenants the opportunity to house their data centers mere yards from the antenna.
This way, their own customers have a way to bypass — quite ironically — the service provided by the telco whose name still adorns the Intergate building.

Brooklyn Fiber, explained Sabey’s Director of Leasing George Panagiotou drives down the cost of broadband with lower-cost, gigabit access for businesses. It started out doing business not in Brooklyn itself but in the village of Red Hook, about an hour’s drive north on Broadway from lower Manhattan (on a good day). Sabey’s line-of-sight antenna will now open up new avenues for potential Brooklyn Fiber customers further south.

The Other Way ‘Round

While line-of-sight may not necessarily be customers’ principal means of broadband connectivity, Sabey’s tower gives them the option of a redundant or bypass connection, explained Panagiotou,. This way, Brooklyn Fiber and others can offer wireless ISP service for businesses that need more 9s on their SLAs.

“They eliminate what would be the cost of delivering fiber to individual buildings,” he told us, “where they will make agreements with landlords whose tenants are interested in getting high speed Internet bandwidth. They will put antennas on those buildings, and we’ll serve them from 375 Pearl Street. They’ll distribute that bandwidth to tenants inside the buildings, instead of trying to get one of the traditional carriers to pull in some fiber from the street — which would be unlikely, if the investment isn’t going to justify what kind of revenue they could generate from those types of buildings.”

In other words, just like early television transmitters changed the property values of business that were the first on the block to open their doors to viewers, line-of-sight connectivity could elevate the stature of business districts that suffer today from the logistical nightmares of obtaining high-bandwidth data service.

Many buildings in Manhattan can only be served by Verizon. And even when there are multiple providers for a property, explained Panagiotou, there are probably a handful of aggregation points — and potential points of failure — where the alternative providers connect with Verizon’s infrastructure.

“So even if you were to get more than one traditional fiber or copper service,” he said, “you’re still going to be hitting stuff that’s going to be in one manhole, one central office, or some other single point of failure. By going with a provider like Brooklyn Fiber or NuVisions, you can get wireless redundancy so that, if ConEd or someone else is down in the street, digging up sidewalks, and they accidentally rip out all the copper or fiber that’s going into one point of entry on the building. . . for customers who are truly mission-critical and want no chance of going down, they will be able to fail over to that wireless access from 375 Pearl Street.”

Of course, in the concrete jungle, not everyone can see this particular tower from where they stand. Some tenants, Panagiotou told us, have the means to triangulate a signal, relaying it from Intergate, around obstructions, and into receiving stations in Brooklyn.

Meltzer said that Sabey operates a meet-me room on the sixth floor of Intergate, where tenants have the option of connecting with the providers of their choice.

From here, Sabey is looking for opportunities to host temporary broadband access facilities for the city’s major events — conventions, sports, and outdoor gatherings. So far, said Meltzer, only a fraction of some 300 antenna positions have been staked out on the antenna — which may yet convert an old, grey box into the pearl of Manhattan.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2016/08/02/line-sight-antenna-paves-new-data-routes-nyc/

The completion of a million-dollar superstructure atop 375 Pearl Street has attracted wireless providers of business continuity, backup, point-to-point and Internet Services.

New York, August 1, 2016 – Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties announced today the completion of a $1 million-dollar antenna superstructure atop Intergate.Manhattan, its 560-foot-tall facility at 375 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan.

The installation has already attracted Brooklyn Fiber, New York’s independent broadband ISP, which will offer point-to-point, antenna-to-antenna Internet connectivity to businesses and residences in Brooklyn. Other signed customers include Windstream and NuVisions.

John Sabey, President, Sabey Data Centers, said, “Our 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, and ISPs such as Brooklyn Fiber that offer point-to-point service, as well as wireline connectivity.

“Also, in situations where cable and fiber optic infrastructure is unavailable or impractical to undertake, antenna-to-antenna connectivity from our rooftop is a viable solution.”

Sabey Data Centers is meeting an increasing demand for roof rights and roof access in Manhattan, where 360-degree views are at a premium. The rooftop at 375 Pearl Street offers line-of-sight north to midtown Manhattan; west to the data centers in New Jersey; east to all of Brooklyn; and south to other buildings in the Financial District.

A rooftop point of presence at Intergate.Manhattan also gives tenants immediate access to Sabey’s on-site fiber carriers, obviating the need to deploy additional, costly fiber connectivity. At present, the superstructure at 375 Pearl Street can support upwards of 300 antennas.

Mr. Sabey said, “The project is complete and our first customers are installing their equipment now.”

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 is proud to provide data center services to many of the world’s top financial, technology and healthcare companies. www.sabey.com


Ashburn, VA, July 5th, 2016 – Sabey Data Centers announced today that it has selected USA Fiber, the Sarasota, FL-based provider of dark fiber networks, as its first fiber optic telecommunications carrier at Intergate.Ashburn, Sabey’s new, 900,000-square-foot data center campus now under construction in the heart of Northern Virginia’s data center corridor.

Seattle, WA-based Sabey, one of the largest privately-owned data center owners, operators and developers in the United States, also has set a goal of having at least 10 active carriers ready to serve its customers when Intergate.Ashburn completes its commissioning process, scheduled for later this year.

Rob Rockwood, Senior Vice President, Eastern Region, Sabey Data Centers, said, “We have a wealth of experience in bringing new carriers into our buildings. Our tenants will be operating in a region where 70% of the world’s Internet traffic crosses every day. We are asking all of our potential carriers to agree to be built in and operational by December 1, 2016. Pre-leasing is currently underway at Intergate.Ashburn.”

USA Fiber specializes in dark fiber networks, private infrastructure dedicated solely for the use of the customer. USA Fiber engineers, builds and manages dark fiber networks coast to coast within the U.S. and its team has deployed more than 10,000 route miles.

Daniel Meltzer, Sabey Data Centers Vice President of Sales & Leasing, said, “USA Fiber’s Ashburn Ring links all of the key data centers, cloud computing platforms and high technology companies in the market. In the near future, its Ashburn Express route will connect Ashburn directly with Baltimore, MD, bypassing Washington, D.C. and its inherent latency and network risks. At present, all other major carriers’ routes cross into Washington, D.C.”

At Intergate.Ashburn, carriers will use three separate and discrete input trunks from the street; two routes from Waxpool Rd. and one from Red Rum Dr. Within the data center there will be two separate communications equipment rooms and two separate meet me rooms for carrier interconnectivity.

Located a short distance from Dulles International Airport, Intergate.Ashburn will significantly expand Sabey’s national data center footprint and provide direct proximity to all network exchanges in the region.

The campus will offer Sabey’s turnkey, hybrid and powered shell data center products in both multi and single-tenant layouts. Build to suit is also available. Building C, the first phase, is approximately 140,000 square feet with 7.2 MW of IT power. The site will be served with more than 70 megawatts of power, accommodating tenants with varying design challenges and power requirements.

Mr. Rockwood commented, “Ashburn is another critical node in the array of data centers that Sabey is assembling to serve its customer base. With our large facilities in the New York City and Washington, D.C. metro areas, we are significantly enhancing our strategic presence and capacity as a national provider of data centers.”

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 is proud to provide data center services to many of the world’s top financial, technology and healthcare companies. www.sabey.com