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- Jeff Gyzen joins WiredRE with expertise in data center design, standardization, and best practices.
- Robert Joyce brings over 30 years of transactional law and power development experience to the WiredRE.
- WiredRE has advised two of the top three global telecom firms and over half of the top banks in the US in transactions up to $100 million.
Las Vegas, NV – October 22, 2013 – Wired Real Estate Group Inc. (“WiredRE”), the nation’s leading data center advisor, has announced the addition of two new members to its advisory board, Robert Joyce and Jeff Gyzen.
Joyce is proficient in the power industry, where he has used his legal background to develop energy and infrastructure projects in the U.S. and internationally, and brings to the table 30 years of business and transactional legal services in connection with real estate, infrastructure and community development, project finance, business structure and strategic acquisition. His power and legal background provides a strong compliment to the WiredRE team.
Gyzen brings a background in critical facilities and data center design. As Principal at Gyzen & Associates, a firm he founded in 1986, Gyzen has been involved in the design of over 200 critical facilities throughout the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Pacific Rim, Central America and Australia. Gyzen was actively involved in the establishment of the first nationally recognized infrastructure Standard for Data Centers acknowledged by ANSI, CSA, EIA, and TIA and in the development of data center design best practices published in 2011 by ANSI/BISCSI 002-2011.
“The addition of Jeff and Robert to our advisory board is a reflection of our growth and diligence in developing a board that serves our clients in this maturing industry,” commented Everett Thompson, CEO, WiredRE. “These additions are a reflection of our singular focus on mission critical infrastructure design, planning, leasing and finance.”
WiredRE uses its proprietary research to advise enterprises on cloud, colocation, and data center investment, public relations, design, planning, brokerage and finance. For more information about WiredRE and its approach, or to search over 2,000 data center listings, visit www.wiredre.com.
An exclusive ribbon-cutting event occurred in Chicago today for a major new data center. Server Farm Realty LLC (SFR), one of the nation’s most innovative data center developers, proudly unveiled their newest, state-of-the-art data center facility in Chicago. This watershed event, an invitation-only unveiling ceremony, included dignitaries such as Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Peerless Network’s CEO, John Barnicle and Server Farm Realty’s CEO Avner Papouchado.
The Server Farm Realty Chicago data center serves as a key interconnection point to a number of global network providers. The facility, located at 840 South Canal, features 450,000 total square feet that formerly housed a General Electric Co. (GE) factory and served as Northern Trust’s data center and operations hub. Server Farm Realty invested over $220M to redevelop and transform the building into a Tier III data center.
The facility is situated in an eight-story building, delivering approximately 20 MW of power to over 138,000 square feet of raised floor data center suites. Designed for 100% availability, the building also boasts a very green Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.4 or better – one of the lowest in Chicago. The building has 4 MW critical load to five (floors 1-5), 250 pounds per square foot loading, and two carrier-neutral meet-me-rooms with dual fiber entrances. There are two floors of trading space (floors 6 and 7), with 24 x 7 building operations for global market trading. The facility includes a large selection of carrier choices including: AT&T, Verizon, 360 Networks, Cogent, CFN, Fiberlink, Level 3, Centurylink, XO, Sunesys, Zayo, Intellifiber, PAETEC, and Global Crossing.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel had significant praise for what Server Farm Realty brings to Chicago. The workforce, coupled with accessible real estate and an abundance of power all centrally located with extensive communications infrastructure leading in all directions leaves no doubt that the city is well- positioned to attract more business and job opportunities.
Chicago is an ideal location for secure, low latency network infrastructure. In addition to being a global data center hub and interconnection point for virtually every major fiber network, Chicago boasts some of the lowest Total Cost of Occupancy (TCO) for data center users, as well as a vast array of real estate options. The city’s deregulated power market offers cost-effective power rates from a wide variety of vendors, while its mild climate yields substantial energy savings for approximately the first half of every year. This combination of regional advantages and technical features make SFR’s newest facility a strategic and key asset for tenants looking for reliable, secure and scalable data center space in the Chicago market.
For more information about Server Farm Realty, its data center facilities, and its build-to-suit, custom data center solutions, visit www.serverfarmrealty.com.
For information on New Jersey’s latest carrier neutral colocation facility and Piscataway’s data center options – don’t miss a chance to meet with Erik Levitt and Mindy Barnett at Channel Partners in Vegas.
Cross River Fiber will present at the CapRate Events (CRE) second annual Greater New York Data Center Summit & Expo this Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the New York Bar Association in Midtown Manhattan, New York.
The summit has 10 educational panel discussions focused on providing market intelligence and insight into some of the greatest innovations and challenges affecting the industry today. Michael Sevret, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, will be a presenter and panelist in an afternoon session titled “Latency Opportunities and Challenges.”
The session will cover topics regarding New York as the vital central location for connecting Europe and major US Metros, low-latency financial trading and connectivity to New York and other global markets, taking advantage of technology connectivity from carriers, and the path to the cloud. Mr. Sevret will discuss Cross River Fiber’s key role in driving low latency connectivity leveraging its diverse fiber paths.
Cross River Fiber’s newly designed and constructed Mahwah routes are a driving force in the company’s mission to achieve superior network performance and security amongst the New Jersey and New York metro area’s financial firms and enterprises. The Mahwah paths deliver the lowest fiber latency connectivity available today by utilizing direct fiber interconnections to 300 Boulevard East in Weehawken, 755 Secaucus Road in Secaucus, 165 Halsey Street in Newark, and 1400 Federal Boulevard in Carteret.
CRE’s Greater New York Data Center Summit & Expo brings together some of the industry’s most prominent data center real estate and technology infrastructure executives. To join Cross River Fiber at the Greater New York Data Center Summit & Expo, click here to register.
For more information about Cross River Fiber, visit www.crossriverfiber.com.
To learn more about the CRE’s second annual Greater New York Data Center Summit & Expo, visit www.cre-events.com/dcny2013/.