Data center owner and developer Sabey Data Center Properties announced on Thursday it has opened Intergate.Manhattan, the new, 1 million-square foot, high-rise data center at 375 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan.
Sabey Data Center Properties first acquired the New York City data center in June 2011 for $120 million from M & T Bank and Taconic Investment Partners.
In a Data Center Knowledge post (Sabey Opens High-Rise Manhattan Data Tower), Rich Miller points out that the building was originally developed in 1975 as a Verizon telecom switching hub and then later operated as a back office facility.
The Sabey data center is the latest in the company’s expansion to New York City’s computing infrastructure capacity and is the largest high-rise data center in the world.
Sitting at 32-stories, the building is considered the most efficient data center in New York City, and features new infrastructure and climate control and electrical systems.
The building’s Con Ed substation is on the second and third floors, which prevents the possibility of any storm surge damage that affected so many buildings in Lower Manhattan.
The data center completed a months-long infrastructure installation and testing process before opening its first phase with over 100,000 square feet of data center space and 5.4 MW of power.
When fully completed, Intergate.Manhattan will accommodate 40 MW of critical data center capacity on 600,000 square feet of data center floor space.
“Intergate.Manhattan is a game changer uniquely positioned to offer a world class computing environment for those users with on-island data center needs,” said John Sabey, president of Sabey Data Center Properties. “Our tenants will be provided with plenty of room to grow and critical infrastructure to future-proof them for the next 20 to 30 years. We are excited to bring our unique business model to Manhattan. We own and operate all of our data centers maintaining complete control over our tenants’ critical operating environments.”
Sabey’s national network of data centers provides tenants with the ability to take advantage of Intergate.Manhattan’s low latency access to the millions of New York City companies, as well as the benefits of low cost, green hydroelectric power in Sabey’s Central Washington data centers for their business continuity and archival storage requirements.
Sabey’s Intergate Exchange provides a private, secure network between Sabey’s data center locations and major peer points.
In Manhattan, Sabey has invested in a redundant, diverse high speed private network with dark fiber connectivity to the major carrier hotels in Manhattan, making access to Intergate.Manhattan only a cross connect away.
Key metro and national carriers have signed point-of-presence licensing agreements with Sabey to offer Intergate.Manhattan’s tenants a range of services, including dark fiber, lit transport and IP services, and carrier-neutral colocation and interconnection, Ethernet, wavelength, and Internet access.
Sabey is in active negotiations with prospective tenants in finance, health care, technology including social media, content distribution networks, online retailers, gaming companies, retail colocation providers and government agencies.
Located on high ground, Intergate.Manhattan was untouched by Superstorm Sandy. Critical systems, including the new electrical service and associated systems, have been placed on the 2nd floor (33′-0″ above grade level), or higher, in the building to assure the highest level of uptime.
The property’s on-site security and life safety measures include pre-action fire suppression systems, 24-hour data center monitoring and operations support, biometric access control and on-site security officers.
Sabey has established long-term, strategic partnerships with the National Real Estate Advisors and mutually beneficial relationships with national labor organizations in the electrical and communications sectors.
Sabey has hired Newmark Grubb Knight Frank for its commercial real estate leasing services to represent Intergate.Manhattan. The group is now offering leasing out 17 floors of the building for powered shell customers.
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