Telehouse Acquires Manhattan Data Center
January 11th, 2011 By: Rich Miller
Telehouse America has acquired a 60,000 square foot data center space at 85 10th Avenue in Manhattan, expanding the colocation provider’s presence in the New York market, the company said this morning. The new Telehouse New York “Chelsea” facility is scheduled to open its doors on Jan. 24, and will give the Telehouse brand a total of 39 data centers in 10 countries around the globe.
The company said the purchase of the Chelsea facility was “in direct response to the growing demand for diverse carrier neutral, colocation space in Manhattan.” The facility can accommodate up to 600 cabinets on an 18-inch raised floor and has a power capacity of 4 megawatts.
Telehouse operates two carrier hotel facilities in the New York market, located at 25 Broadway in Manhattan and 7 Teleport Drive on Staten Island. The new 85 10th Avenue data center will offer access to more than 135 networks through its New York Internet Peering Exchange (NYIIX) housed at 25 Broadway.
“With this newest facility, TELEHOUSE continues global expansion while meeting the increasing New York demand for secure, well connected and cost effective colocation facilities with a choice of IT support services,” said Noriyuki Kita, Executive Vice President of TELEHOUSE America.
Telehouse didn’t provide details on the previous use of the space. The building at 85 10th Avenue houses several data centers. Last summer the New York Post reported that Lehman Brothers was negotiating an early termination on a lease for 60,000 square feet of data center space at 85 10th Avenue.
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This was, in-fact the former Lehman Brothers data center. The space was highly sought after by many data center operators, but Telehouse ultimately won out due to stellar credit (backed by KDDI) and favorable lease terms. They signed a 15 year lease with the landlord, and received all of Lehman Brothers’ equipment as part of the deal.
The other data center operator in the building is Level 3. The other tenants in the building are office users, and the federal government.