Honolulu, HI – January 18, 2016 – Seattle-based Sabey Data Centers today announces at Asia-Pacific’s premier telecommunications event, PTC’16, that ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral fronthaul and backhaul dark fiber provider, has signed a licensing agreement to support its expanding operations and provide dark fiber connectivity to existing and future tenants at SDC Manhattan, Sabey’s data center at 375 Pearl Street in lower Manhattan.
ZenFi will deliver a highly flexible and scalable fiber network to both enterprise and data center customers at SDC Manhattan. The ZenFi Access Network architecture was built to deliver distributed dark fiber connectivity between carrier hotels, enterprise buildings, light poles, and street structures – Any Pair. Anywhere™. The Company’s latest installation at Sabey’s 375 Pearl Street facility was selected for its proximity to the vibrant commercial district of downtown Manhattan and the Lower East Side.
“We look forward to helping ZenFi realize its vision of connecting ‘any pair, anywhere’ with dark fiber connecting carrier hotels, office buildings, and on-street locations,” states John Sabey, President, Sabey Data Center Properties. “This strategic partnership will effectively empower the Internet of Things.”
To date, the fiber optic network carriers who have signed licensing agreements with Sabey at SDC Manhattan have included multiple providers offering redundant and diverse paths to and from the building. As per this licensing agreement with ZenFi, Sabey can now offer SDC Manhattan’s tenants dark fiber along with its full suite of facilities-based services, including lit transport, Ethernet, SONET, wavelength, IP services, Internet access, and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection.
“One of ZenFi’s unique offerings is our ability to install pole-top DAS small cell, and carrier WiFi nodes on light poles, traffic poles, street signs, and other fiber-to-the-curb applications as part of our Mobile Telecom Franchise Agreement with the City of New York,” states Ray La Chance, ZenFi President and CEO. “The SDC Manhattan facility was an ideal hub to aggregate our Access Network that serves these pole-top applications. Tenants within SDC Manhattan can now leverage the ZenFi Network to connect anywhere in the City on a dedicated, dark fiber platform.”
About Sabey Data Centers
With a portfolio of more than three million square feet of mission critical space, Sabey Data Centers 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. sabeydatacenters.com.
ZenFi owns and operates a carrier-neutral dark fiber network specializing in fronthaul, backhaul and wavelength connectivity to enable the Internet of Things (IoT). Its New York City purpose-built network is the infrastructure that underlies and enables connectivity in today’s mobile world. For more information, please visit: ZenFi.com.