Data center providers in major metro markets are making infrastructure upgrades to meet surging demand for cloud services and prepare for future growth while seeking cost-effective, green energy options.
Webair, for instance, has announced a plan to create jobs and invest $20 million in cloud and critical infrastructure upgrades at its NY1 data center on Long Island. This will take place over the next four years. The investments are being driven by Webair’s recent acceptance into the New York Empire State Development (ESD) program and by the allocation of 1 MW of affordable hydropower from New York Power Authority’s (NYPA’s) ReCharge NY initiative. Plus, the company is also experiencing surging demand for managed hybrid infrastructure and low latency compliance cloud solutions.
“As an owner-operated New York-based company, Webair has made considerable investments in personnel and infrastructure at our NY1 facility to continue supporting our customers for the next 20 years and beyond,” stated Michael Christopher Orza, CEO of Webair. “Our services are relied upon by many New York State-owned organizations. As a result, the State has provided Webair with tax rebates and other incentives to ensure low energy costs and the additional resources we need to grow our ecosystem of private, air-gapped Cloud services and address mounting customer demand for managed infrastructure.”
Webair will leverage investment and job creation incentives made available by the Empire State Development Program and ReCharge New York to make substantial data center, cloud and disaster recovery upgrades at its NY1 facility. This will also increase demand for qualified staff members. Recently completed and in-progress upgrades at NY1 include:
- The installation of a third generator, plus additional HVAC and UPS capacity to accommodate 1 MW of critical IT load;
- 200 additional high-density cabinets and corresponding containment and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) systems;
- expanded carrier-neutral Meet-Me Room, including the physical presence of next-generation interconnection fabrics like MegaPort and PacketFabric, and additional Tier 1 networks; and
- easily accessible Disaster and Ransomware Recovery services, as well as an Off-site Backup platform offered from inside of the facility to securely replicate customer data Webair’s global facilities or hyperscale cloud networks in real time.
Webair’s NY1 facility was built to Tier III standards and is capable of meeting even the strictest compliance requirements. In fact, NY1 is the most redundant data center east of Manhattan. The facility harbors an ecosystem of managed infrastructure including Private and Hybrid Cloud, Storage, Colocation and more.
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