10 Leading IT and Communications Carriers Expand at SDC Manhattan, Sabey’s New Data Center
- Sabey Data Center Properties announced today that 10 leading IT and communications carriers have expanded their New York City presence at SDC 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, SDC 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 SDC 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 SDC 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 SDC Manhattan, Sabey’s 1 million-square-foot facility at 375 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan.
The SDC 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 SDC 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, SDC Manhattan is a crucial presence as our Sabey Data Center network expands. Equally important, SDC 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 SDC 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 SDC Manhattan. And, as SDC 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 SDC Manhattan.”
Because many major carriers also offer their own co-location services to their customers, Sabey believes that SDC Manhattan’s licensed carriers will become Sabey customers themselves. SDC 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.
SDC 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 SDC 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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