For My Next Data Center Location, I'll Take Manhattan

Despite the risks that exist, the New York region still enjoys minimal hazard risk when compared to other parts of the country

A New, More Positive Risk Assessment

Despite the risks that exist, the New York region still enjoys minimal hazard risk when compared to other parts of the country, in part due to the city’s preparedness. Data center providers in the New York market have built redundancies into their systems to mitigate potential damage from natural disasters and terrorist attacks, including backup data centers in near—but not too near—locations like New Jersey. Many data center providers have also installed generators and HVAC cooling units on their rooftops to prevent power interruptions in the event of future floods.

An Island Built for Cloud Computing

The rapidly growing popularity of cloud computing has empowered enterprises and even telecom operators to move away from large, dedicated data centers to wholesale data centers and colocation operators. This move has also fueled the growth of the data center market for these services in Manhattan. The sheer number of businesses of all sizes local to Manhattan makes it a prime market for cloud service providers. Cloud computing requires faster delivery time in a prebuilt space that is highly scalable to meet rapidly changing market demands. In any location, data center providers must be able to provide on-demand space that leverages fortified colocation facilities and custom suites with minimal deployment requirements. To keep up with this demand, data centers must plan and future-proof facilities to meet this increasing demand for added levels of power, connectivity and resiliency.

The heavy concentration of financial service institutions in Manhattan, paired with their dependence on state-of-the-art technology, ensures that the city will be at the forefront of technological developments. 60 Hudson Street, considered the premier data center hotel in New York, is one location that has undergone a major technology upgrade in recent years, allowing a much higher degree of customization to Manhattan data center customers than ever before.

DataGryd, a leading data center facility within 60 Hudson Street, can provide up to 5000 KW (7 x 24/365), along with wholesale pricing for turnkey entry to the New York City market. This premier data center offers utility-grade power, a must-have for any data center anywhere, delivering voltage ranging from 48 volts DC to 13,200 volts AC. It has 56,000 square feet of space for the support infrastructure required to maintain and sustain a large enterprise or service provider’s data center operations. DataGryd provides enough space and power for the largest hyperscale enterprises, cloud service providers and telecom operators to comfortably colocate there.

Data center tenants must also have the ability to control their environment in a wholesale offering, and the DataGryd facility within 60 Hudson Street provides the availability of UPS, battery backup and a cooling system backup of N+1. It can also store approximately 26,000 gallons of diesel fuel to ensure operations continue running smoothly in the event of a power failure.

DataGryd is a prime example of the type of data center space that 60 Hudson Street has to offer. With two leased floors in the building that are offered as wholesale data center space and its 120,000 square feet of premier colocation space, DataGyrd is the largest single footprint data center available in Manhattan.

Moreover, DataGryd’s high-density colocation space has four feeders from the utility offering dual contingency (2N) and offering up to 12,000 kW of power. They directly connect their tenants to over 300 interconnected carriers and exchanges with multiple Points of Entry (PoEs) from diverse data network providers and direct fiber conduits.

In addition to providing facilities meeting the specifications outlined above, the data center has up to five 1MW suites that can be customized in smaller increments, starting at 250 kW up to 5 MW, to meet tenants’ needs. Utilizing customized space for direct connect between company platforms can save a significant amount of money, alleviating the burdensome expense of cross-connects and third-party Meet-Me-Rooms (MMRs) altogether.

As a direct effect of the recent changes and upgrades in the New York City data center market, large enterprises, cloud computing and communications service providers all have good reason to locate their data centers in Manhattan once again.


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