Northern Virginia-based InfoRelay Online Systems Inc., announced the growth of their downtown Manhattan, New York data center presence. The LGA3 facility, as named by InfoRelay, offers colocation to SMB who can utilize partial cabinets such as ¼ and ½ racks
InfoRelay currently has two New York data centers in which it offers servers colocation, cloud hosting, network bandwidth, disaster recovery planning, and more. The LGA3 data center is part of the former Western Union Building, 60 Hudson Street. The new colocation facility is available to the public as of September 7, 2013.
The LGA3 data center suites in 60 Hudson Street are interconnected with InfoRelay’s other New York data centers, LGA1 and LGA2 through dark fiber connections between facilities, providing clients with broad access to internet carriers and ISPs. The 60 Hudson Street facility currently hosts more than 100 internet and telecom providers internally, making cross-connections between networks highly accessible. Clients can connect directly to the data centers from their offices, as well as access the other InfoRelay data centers in the region through dedicated 100Mbps, GigE, 10GE, and 40GE connections.
Colocation: ¼ and ½ Racks
The expansion is part of InfoRelay’s effort to better accommodate small and medium businesses, through partial cabinet availability and more competitive network bandwidth. InfoRelay president Russell Weiss explains, “There are so many benefits of colocation to a business, but if it’s not monetarily feasible for a small or medium business that has a smaller infrastructure, than the company is disadvantaged in the marketplace. We’ve made partial cabinets such as ¼ and ½ racks available so that small and medium businesses can utilize the many benefits of server colocation, without substantial capital expenditure.”
LGA3 is in a SSAE16 II certified data center, and utilizes high security measures such as 24/7/365 human monitoring, biometric scanners, and man trap entry-ways.
By colocating in LGA3, clients can also access other top tier data centers in the region via Metro Ethernet connections without actually utilizing their colocation services.