New York Internet acquires $20 million Data Center
January 27, 2004
On January 1st, 2004, The New York Internet Company took over Level 3.s $20 million dollar Wall Street facility, housed on the top floor of 100 William Street.
Sporting redundant fiber, power, Internet connectivity, and emergency backup facilities, NYI.s new facility is equipped to handle even the most disastrous of scenarios. Some of the specs of this robust new facility include:
Onsite 2500 Amp DC Power Plant With Battery Backup
1.2 Megawatt Caterpillar generator with 5000 Gallon Diesel Fuel Tank
Over 200 tons of cooling capacity and humidity control with year-round capability
18 raised floor throughout facility with air, fire, and water sensors
Pre-wired, redundantly powered, Metaltech 36 Deep cabinets (with adjustable 19-24 width) with individual combination lock for optimal security and privacy
Pre-action fire suppression system throughout facility
Closed Circuit Camera monitoring throughout facility with time-delayed video recording
Both Biometric and Card Scan access throughout facility
24x7x365 electronic monitoring of all safety and control systems as well as internal, external, and client networks
NYI feels that the tremendous outlay of capital which Level 3 invested to build this Class A Data Center facility, coupled with NYI.s reputation for personalized customer service and responsiveness to its clients, is an unbeatable combination. We are marketing this space as a local disaster recovery facility for New York City business that traditionally either maintained their servers in house, or at far-off sites that are difficult to manage, explains Erik Koblence, President of New York Internet.
After 9/11/01 and, more recently, [the blackout of] August 14, everyone is only looking into a high-end product in terms of Colocation, says Phillip Koblence, NYI.s Vice President of Operations, Mission critical applications cannot incur downtime when there is a catastrophic event in the metropolitan area. Customers are demanding a high-level of redundancy, with plenty of power, bandwidth and security, continues Mr. Koblence, We feel that this acquisition of a Data Center that maintained service on both 9/11/01 and 8/14/03, will allow us to take advantage of the infrastructure of the NYC Financial District while maintaining a mission critical and secure data center facility where client.s from all over the world can be assured of their applications. integrity and uptime.
While the impressive specifications of NYI.s newest facility are certainly comparable to the top data centers in the industry, Erik and Phillip Koblence, better known as the brothers of NYI, feel that the differentiating factor to their network and Colocation product is the high level of service offered. Although our network has consistently earned top marks on performance ranking sites such as Netcraft, our internally- developed helpdesk and ticketing system has earned the praise of thousands of its clients, says Erik, There just aren.t many data center providers out there that will reboot your system within 60 seconds of opening a ticket. To be sure of highly - efficient responses, NYI constantly tracks helpdesk statistics to make certain its techs are on top of all issues incurred by the client right away, whatever they may be. Other lightning-fast responses include DNS changes and additions, bandwidth upgrades, IP additions, and remote hands support all within minutes of notification.
For more information about NYI, please visit http://www.nyi.net