Over the past two months our team has made two trips from Silicon Valley to NYC and spent nearly two and half weeks there with the clear intention of establishing a beach head for our expansion into this dynamic and explosive market. While there the second time around, earlier this month, we also hosted another DeltaForceIT Bootcamp that took place July 15th and 16th to a captive audience of professionals from Telehouse, IO, Atlantic Metro Communications, Sabey Data Centers, Myriad Supply, Fort Capital, OpenSky and Ramprate.
One of the new training tools we leveraged at this event was our brand new New York City Q3:2014 Data Center Market Overview. The information found within this document is designed to be Highly Relevant for anyone sourcing data center options in and around Manhattan and the surrounding region. I am thrilled to now be presenting publicly this report, as it will be the first of 15 regional reports coming out over the next few months.
I’ll cut to the chase… I have fallen in love with this City.
The wholesale capacity on the market with DataGryd in 60 Hudson and Sabey in 375 Pearl is impressive, to say the least, and will surely give those considering moving out of the city to any of the new large facilities in Secaucus a run for their money. Though I’ve spent the last 16 years in Silicon Valley, I am simply stunned by the size and scale of everything happening there at every stage of the game. The competition in the retail and wholesale data center market there is FAMILIAR and FIERCE, mirroring the market in and around San Francisco down through San Jose.
New York City
111 8th Avenue
375 Pearl Street
60 Hudson Street
325 Hudson Street
85 10th Avenue
100 William Street
1 Enterprise Way, Secaucus, NJ
755 Seacacus, Secaucus, NJ
3003 Woodbridge, Edison NJ
DATA CENTER PROVIDERS WE VISITED
Atlantic Metro Communications
Continuum Data Centers
Though every day was packed with memorable sights, sounds, people and events, by far my favorite experience was touring through 60 Hudson with Peter Feldman, CEO and Principal of DataGryd. Of the countless data center tours I’ve been on over the years, I can honestly say I’ve never met anyone as passionate about giving a data center tour as Peter. He walking us through every nook and cranny of the monumental establishment that is 60 Hudson… and I honestly felt like I did while walking through the Vatican for the first time when I was 15. What he has accomplished within this building, given all the different logistics, politics, money, unions and players involved, is nothing short of a miracle and worth checking out first hand if you have the chance.
A big THANK YOU also goes out to Tom Bechwith from Sabey Corporation, Fred Cannone from Telehouse America and Donna Mooney from Atlantic Metro Communications for opening up the doors to their facilities while we were in town. Their security and engineering teams went out of their way to accommodate our large group and demonstrated a mastery of their respective facilities as we badgered them with questions.
We will most definitely be back to NYC before the end of the year and I sincerely hope you appreciate digging through the report on the top of the page. For those interested, below are also some more of our favorite pictures from the last two trips: