There's plenty of activity in the New York area data center market, as evidenced by this week's announcements from CRG West and Telx.
- Colocation specialist CRG West announced that enterprise hosting specialist LogicWorks has moved into 2,400 square feet of space at its data center at 32 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan. "Our clients rely on Logicworks to design and support fully fault-tolerant infrastructures for maximum availability,” said Kenneth Ziegler, President and COO of Logicworks. "We’re only as good as the physical infrastructure in which these systems reside, and our expansion into CRG West’s facility meets our stringent requirements for quality design and rigorous controls and operating procedures." CRG West's 50,000 square foot data center opened last year (see our video tour of the facility).
- Interconnection and colo provider Telx has chosen to link its New York and New Jersey-based data centers with dark fiber. The new AboveNet dark fiber optical network connects Telx’s four primary New York metro area data centers at 111 8th Avenue and 60 Hudson Street in New York, 300 Boulevard East in Weehawken, N.J, and 100 Delawanna Avenue in Clifton, N.J., using diverse fiber routes with two separate Hudson River crossings. "Physical path diversity was a critical design element of the network to ensure the highest reliability for customers, especially those working in top-tier financial services where there is zero tolerance for network interruption," said Mike Terlizzi Executive Vice President Engineering and Operations, of Telx.