The New York Philharmonic, one of the oldest symphony orchestras in the United States, has selected hosting company Webair to deliver managed cloud, cloud storage, backups, colocation and network connectivity. The organization has also deployed a direct network tie-in from Webair’s NY1 data center facility on Long Island to its New York City premises, enabling it to leverage all of these managed services “quickly, securely and with low latency.”
“The New York Philharmonic was looking for a provider with a state-of-the art network architecture to service its Internet infrastructure requirements, and in selecting Webair gained a strategic end-to-end cloud and services solutions partner that exceeded our diverse technical and business needs,” said Terri-Ann Feindt, Director of Information Technology at the New York Philharmonic. “Relocating a colocation environment is a challenging undertaking under any circumstances. With only 90-days’ notice, Webair quickly developed a comprehensive plan in collaboration with my technical team to ensure a seamless migration that met the business requirement of no downtime and included a failsafe contingency plan.”
Webair will also host the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives, which serves as a repository for nearly 175 years of Philharmonic history, and is one of the oldest and most comprehensive collections of any symphony orchestra. The ever-expanding Leon Levy Digital Archives currently makes available to the public more than 1.3 million pages, including printed programs, marked conducting scores, business documents, and photographs, dating back to 1842.
Upon its completion in 2018, the Digital Archives will contain more than 3 million pages – including correspondence, marked scores and parts, contracts, and minutes from Board of Directors meetings – as well as all public documents from 1970 through today.
“The New York Philharmonic is a world-class cultural, educational and entertainment institution with a unique and demanding set of business, technological and connectivity requirements,” said Michael Orza, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Webair. “Within a demanding timeframe, Webair was able meet the organization’s demanding uptime, agility, security and scalability requirements. Reinforced by our high-touch approach to providing customized solutions from NY1, our flagship data center facility, we were able to deliver connectivity and a breadth of business critical services to satisfy its growing and expanding digital environment.”