Sabey Data Centers Receives the Data Center Blueprint Award for Its New SDC Manhattan Facility
Seattle, January 13, 2015 — Sabey Data Centers announced today that it has won DatacenterDynamics Magazine’s 2014 North America Data Center Blueprint Award for its SDC Manhattan data center at 375 Pearl Street in New York City.
The Data Center Blueprint Award entry criteria call for “new thinking that often paves the way for the next generation of data centers, especially with the challenges confronting the industry moving quicker and hitting harder than ever before. Design, project management and construction skills in the industry must continue to raise the bar in terms of innovation, efficient resource use, future-proofing and delivery.”
Sabey acquired SDC Manhattan, the 32-story, million-square-foot former Verizon building in 2011 in order to transform it into a 21st century telecommunications center.
John Ford, Vice President of Sales & Leasing for Sabey Data Centers, said, “The judges were intrigued by our plan to take an existing, virtually abandoned telecom tower building and repurpose it to its former use — but in a far more efficient and resourceful way, primarily as a multi-tenant data center. We are honored and very proud to be recognized as a leader in the company of our peers.”
Mr. Ford added that the building’s original design was also ahead of its time, with purpose-built, huge exterior shaft ways for roof-to-basement telephone cabling between floors and to carry the building’s electrical, plumbing and cooling systems. “The original users were very aware of avoiding the tear-up of floors and disruption of in-place tenants and equipment to facilitate expansion. We really seized upon that idea. In fact, in most other building retrofits in Manhattan, existing stairway space and elevator shafts have to be sacrificed for this function.”
He said, “The challenge was taking a conventional data center blueprint – which is almost always a horizontal, modular technology — and converting it into a vertical modular technology. And, we did it.”
Recognized as the ‘Oscars’ of the data center industry since the Awards’ beginnings in 2007, the DatacenterDynamics Awards celebrate innovation, leadership and ‘out of the box’ thinking across the data center industry, spanning 11 awards categories.
The DatacenterDynamics 2014 North American Awards Ceremony was held in midtown Manhattan on December 2, bringing together leaders in the data center industry. DatacenterDynamics Awards are run in the following locations: Europe, Latin America, Brazil, Asia Pacific, and North America.
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 operations team. 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.