NY Metro Roundup: Xand Completes Expansion of DR Space

Last week featured a number of news announcements from data center service providers in the New York/New Jersey market. Here’s a roundup:

Xand Completes Expansion of Post-Sandy DR Expansion – Colocation and disaster recovery provider Xand has announced today the completion of a year-long initiative of major new construction, including disaster recovery facilities, raised-floor data center space, and cloud infrastructure to meet an unprecedented surge in demand following Superstorm Sandy. With build-outs in New York, Pennsylvania, and New England, Xand’s 2013 expansion represents a greater than $30 million investment in disaster recovery infrastructure and services. Xand’s post-Sandy expansion agenda began with its Hawthorne, New York facility. To meet demand, Xand quickly added 35,000 square-feet of new disaster recovery seating to Hawthorne in Q1 2013, followed by an additional build-out of 40,000 square feet completed in Q3 2013. In the process of the New York expansion, Xand took occupancy of a second building, transforming raw office space into a state-of-the-art facility dedicated exclusively to disaster recovery seating, suites, and resources. The total 75,000 square-feet of new disaster recovery space joined 11,000 square-feet of premium high-density data center space, enhanced power and network redundancies, and improved cloud infrastructure.

United Fiber Establishes Presence at Sabey’s Intergate.Manhattan – Sabey Data Center Properties said this week that United Fiber & Data (UFD), the provider of an alternative fiber network between New York City and the Washington, D.C. region, has signed a licensing agreement to establish two redundant network points of entry at Intergate.Manhattan, Sabey’s new lower Manhattan data center. UFD has built a dark fiber network that connects two large Northeast U.S. Internet hubs – Manhattan and Ashburn, VA — along a route that passes through New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. UFD’s network bypasses the traditional I-95/Amtrak corridor that most service providers follow. UFD plans to go live at Intergate.Manhattan on December 15, 2013.  One of its customers, Datagram, a major web hosting company, is also a colocation tenant at Intergate.Manhattan.

NYIIX Expands Connectivity to 165 Halsey – TELEHOUSE America recently announced the expansion of its New York International Internet Exchange (NYIIX) into 165 Halsey Street in Newark, NJ, beginning February 2014.  NYIIX is New York’s largest public peering exchange and will now offer six robust locations within the New York City Metro area – 85 10th Avenue, 7 Teleport Drive, 60 Hudson Street, 111 8th Avenue, 32 Avenue of the Americas and 165 Halsey. Customers of NYIIX gain direct access to mainstream traffic, as well as niche, regional markets with powerful network-to-network connections at speeds up to 10 GigE. The exchange’s low latency allows for enhanced network performance and improved connectivity to major providers in a large network space. NYIIX offers optimal primary and secondary IP traffic routing options and is IPV4 and IPV6 capable. “The expansion of NYIIX into 165 Halsey St. allows Telehouse to add another important peering location option for its members,” says Akio Sugeno, Vice President of Internet Engineering, Operations and Business Development at Telehouse.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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