Data Center POST: Webair’s NY1 Data Center: Positioned at the Cornerstone of History and Technology A Q&A Session with Webair CEO Michael Christopher Orza

Data Center POST sits for a Q&A with Webair’s CEO, Michael Christopher Orza.

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Data Center POST recently had the opportunity to interview Michael Christopher Orza, CEO of Webair. During our Q&A, Mr. Orza discusses the history of Webair’s flagship facility, NY1, from its auspicious beginnings as the home of New York publishing firm Doubleday, to its current status as Long Island’s most secure, fully-redundant data center.

Established in 2010, NY1 is a Tier III-rated, SSAE16 and HIPAA-compliant data center and the premier facility east of New York City for enterprise colocation, private and hybrid cloud solutions and managed services.

Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question: What does Webair do? What challenges do you help solve?

Webair, Michael Christopher Orza (Webair-MCO) Answer: Webair is a high-touch, agile Cloud and fully managed infrastructure service provider, dedicated to providing customers with solutions designed to suit their unique needs as quickly and efficiently as possible. At Webair, we fully own and operate the entire technology stack end-to-end, from the physical date center to the end-user application, and offer a broad range of technology solutions including Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Storage, Bare Metal Servers, Colocation, Managed Security, Disaster Recovery, Off-site Backups, and Ransomware Recovery. With an international network of data centers in New York, Los Angeles, Montréal, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, our organization is designed to serve as a technology partner for customers across a broad range of industries.

(DCP-KX) Q: When was NY1 established and why did Webair choose the location?

(Webair-MCO) A: Our flagship NY1 data center was established in late 2010 at 501 Franklin Avenue in Garden City. Located on Long Island, NY1 is positioned just outside of the New York City blast zone, making it a prime location for reliable disaster recovery with low-latency connectivity to and around Manhattan. In addition, NY1 boasts direct access to multiple trans-Atlantic fiber landing points, as well as a diverse dark fiber ring to New York’s largest data centers.

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