Category Archives: Server Farm Realty

Steve Manos Named New Chief Business Officer for Server Farm

sdvLeading innovative data center services provider Server Farm recently made a strategic decision to enhance its executive  team.  Steve Manos has been named the company’s new Chief Business Officer.  Moving forward, Manos will be responsible for all business development initiatives, including the development of client support services.

Server Farm Realty To Speak At The Fourth Annual Northern California Data Center Summit

President Avner Papouchado to Discuss the Current State of the Market as well as Embracing Customization, IoE, Industry Consolidation and Security

Server Farm RealtyLOS ANGELES, CA – February 19, 2015 – Server Farm Realty, LLC (SFR), one of the nation’s most innovative, privately-owned data center developers, announces today that its President, Avner Papouchado, has been selected to speak at the Fourth Annual Northern California Data Center Summit, taking place February 23-25, 2015 at the St. Francis Yacht Club (StFYC) in San Francisco, CA.

Server Farm Realty Among First Data Centers to Accept Bitcoin Payments

Server Farm RealtyBitcoin is a decentralized, digital currency that has been gaining traction as an alternative payment option for companies that operate and deliver services and solutions via Internet.  In order to pay with bitcoin, companies are required to have an address, or ‘safety deposit box’, for the digital currency.  In order to access the bitcoins, each company must also have a unique, digital ‘private’ key that it leverages to sign a message indicating the input, amount and output address as well as the designated recipient.  Then, the bitcoin wallet distributes the payment via a third-party provider who measures and verifies it, decoding the message to complete the transaction.  Bitcoin exchanges and secure transaction engines such as BitPay and Coinbase help merchants accept and manage this digital currency.  Major companies such as PayPal,, eBay,, and Reddit have announced acceptance of Bitcoin as a payment option.  Now, the practice has also extended to the data center industry. 

Meet with iMPR and Its Clients at ITW 2014 in Chicago – Part II

In the second part of this series, we will introduce you to additional iMiller Public Relations clients attending the International Telecoms Week (ITW) 2014 Conference, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago May 11-14, 2014.

Open-IXRepresentatives from the Open-IX Association, a neutral, non-profit industry association formed to promote better standards for data center interconnection and Internet Exchanges in North America, will also be attending ITW 2014.  Martin Hannigan, Co-Founder and Treasurer of Open, IX, will also be participating in The Global Exchange Ecosystem Roundtable.  Request a meeting with the Open-IX team by emailing

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Server Farm Realty and DSA Encore Partner in the Development of New Windstream Data Center

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SFRlogoServer Farm Realty, LLC (SFR) has partnered with DSA Encore, the nation’s leading provider of data center solutions, to purpose-build a state-of-the-art data center for one of the nation’s premier providers of enterprise-class managed hosted solutions – Windstream Communications.

The new data center will be Windstream’s fourth Charlotte facility and seventh data center in North Carolina.  Equipped to house Windstream’s comprehensive suite of cloud computing, dedicated hardware, managed services and disaster recovery solutions, the joint operation by Server Farm Realty LLC and DSA Encore will provide Windstream with a data center boasting top of the line capabilities and infrastructure.

CEO of Server Farm Realty Avner Papouchado recently described the Charlotte facility as the “epitome of SFR’s commitment to innovative, efficient and flexible data center design.”

“Our success in developing the Charlotte data center demonstrates an ability to serve the critical connectivity, colocation, and overall data center needs of enterprise organizations such as those served by Windstream, in turn enabling them to reciprocate that same superior service and success onto their customers,” he added.

Along with its fully redundant, 2N modular design for as-needed, seamless capacity expansion, the new Windstream facility features access to multi-tenant infrastructure, such as Enterprise Cloud, EMC and NetApp SAN/NAS, F5, high-capacity, burstable and carrier-neutral Internet connectivity, 1215kW of day 1 usable UPS capacity, GTM/LTM platforms, as well as Cisco and Juniper network and security platforms, 24×7, on-site Network Operations Centers (NOCs), true A- and B-side power distribution, high-efficiency chillers, state-of-the-art fire suppression, and more.

For more information about Server Farm Realty, its data centers in Santa Clara, CA; Chicago, IL; Moses Lake, WA; Toronto, ON; and Charlotte, NC, as well as its build-to-suit, custom data center solutions, visit


Server Farm Realty Delivers State-of-the-Art Data Center in Chicago

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SFRlogoAn 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