By including the data center area formerly occupied by Equinix, NYI – a supplier of managed services and hybrid infrastructure solutions, has increased the size of its dat center operations at 60 Hudson Street. A joint venture with QTD Systems, which purchased the Equinix space in a deal that closed on August 1, 2022, led to the expansion.
Through this collaboration with QTD Systems, NYI increases the size of its data centers and immediately widens the customer carrier ecosystem. The expansion also includes a considerable amount of new conduit infrastructure and access to POEs, which will give the densely connected skyscraper in NYC enhanced capacity and reach. Data center clients at this location will now have access to the highest levels of resilience when implementing their interconnection strategy, in addition to NYI’s current in-building capabilities.
“With the accelerating pace of digital transformation, the role of 60 Hudson Street as the preeminent home for global carriers in New York City becomes invaluable in terms of meeting the growing connectivity needs of customers,” said Phillip Koblence, Co-Founder and COO at NYI. “With this integration, NYI grows in its ability to serve as the premier facilitator of access to this global interconnection gateway while making deployments at 60 Hudson Street simpler and more cost effective.”
Expanding the Connectivity Ecosystem
The expansion would benefit multiple parties:
- Customers who previously used Equinix would benefit from operational continuity, access to NYI’s on-site technical staff of experts, cost-effective interconnection platform, suite of hybrid infrastructure solutions, and high-touch managed services.
- More space, power, and a wider carrier ecosystem will be available to domestic and foreign clients.
- Access to NYI’s increased in-building conduit infrastructure and new points of entry would be “seamless and affordable” for telecommunications service providers and carriers.
NYI hopes to level the playing field by making interconnection at 60 Hudson Street easier and more accessible from a deployment and cost perspective, for carriers, content providers, and enterprises of all sizes, with expanded capabilities and a continued commitment to cutting through complexity and providing a seamless customer experience.
“I have a long history at 60 Hudson Street, where I established several long-standing and still operational data center and connectivity businesses over the last twenty years,” said Peter Feldman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at QTD Systems. “I look forward to NYI’s continued quality of services and their building upon Equinix’s 60 Hudson NY8 infrastructure in driving the future of interconnection.”
About QTD Systems
Peter Feldman, CEO of QTD Systems, founded two enduring companies at 60 Hudson Street in New York City, Telx (Now Digital Realty Trust) and DataGryd, and has over 25 years of expertise in datacenter creation, operations, management, and design (now Hudson IX). In Hammond, Indiana, he also helped found Digital Crossroads.
In the former Equinix NY8 site, QTD Systems will concentrate on creating the subsequent generation of quantum technology in collaboration with Novum Industria, an MIT spinoff and member of the Quantum Economic Development Corp (QED-C).