Webair, a provider of managed public, private and hybrid cloud hosting solutions, has announced its plans to invest $20 million in new cloud and critical infrastructure upgrades at its NY1 data center on Long Island over the next four years. 

The New York data center investments are driven by Webair’s recent acceptance into the New York Empire State Development (ESD) program and an allocation of 1 MW of low-cost hydropower from New York Power Authority’s (NYPA’s) ReCharge New York program, as well growing customer demand for “low latency” compliance cloud and managed hybrid cloud infrastructure.

“As an owner-operated New York-based company, Webair has made considerable investments in personnel and infrastructure at our NY1 data center to continue supporting our customers for the next 20 years and beyond,” said 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.”

Empire State Development Program

Leveraging job creation and investment incentives provided by ReCharge New York and the Empire State Development Program, Webair is making substantial cloud, Disaster Recovery (DR), and data center upgrades at its NY1 facility, spurring demand for additional “high-caliber” staff.  These include recently completed and in-progress upgrades, such as the:

  • Installation of a third generator, additional UPS and HVAC capacity to support an additional 1 MW of critical IT load
  • Installation of an additional 200 high-density cabinets and corresponding containment and DCIM systems
  • Expansion of Webair’s carrier-neutral Meet-Me Room (MMR), including the physical presence of next-generation interconnection fabrics such as PacketFabric and MegaPort, as well as additional Tier 1 networks
  • Availability of its Disaster and Ransomware Recovery, as well as an Off-site Backup platform delivered privately within the data center, “securely” replicating customer data to Webair’s global facilities or hyperscale clouds in real time.

Built to Tier III standards and meeting the most stringent compliance requirements, Webair’s NY1 data center would be a highly redundant data center. The facility houses an ecosystem of managed infrastructure, including private cloud, hybrid cloud, storage, colocation, and more.

Headquartered in New York for over 20 years, Webair has a global network of data centers with facilities located in New York, Los Angeles, Montreal, Amsterdam, and Asia-Pacific.

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