Webair to Provide Cultural Institution with Colocation, Cloud Storage and Direct Connectivity to its NY1 Data Center, Among Other Business Critical Solutions
NEW YORK – July 19, 2016 – Webair, a leader in fully managed Cloud, Colocation and Managed solutions, today announces that the New York Philharmonic, the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, is now a customer. Webair will provide the New York Philharmonic with 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,” stated 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 the oldest and most comprehensive collection 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,” comments Michael Orza, Chief Executive Officer, 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.”
To learn more about Webair and its NY1 facility, visit www.webair.com/ny1/.
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About the New York Philharmonic
The New York Philharmonic plays a leading cultural role in New York City, the United States, and the world. This season’s projects will connect the Philharmonic with up to 50 million music lovers through live concerts in New York City and on its worldwide tours and residencies; digital recording series; international broadcasts on television, radio, and online; and as a resource through its wide range of education programs and the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives. Having commissioned and/or premiered works by leading composers from every era, the Orchestra now champions contemporary music through CONTACT! and the NY PHIL BIENNIAL. A resource for its community and the world, the Philharmonic complements its annual free citywide Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, with Philharmonic Free Fridays and wide-ranging education programs, including the famed Young People’s Concerts and the New York Philharmonic Global Academy, collaborations with partners worldwide offering training of pre-professional musicians, often alongside performance residencies. Renowned around the world, having appeared in 432 cities in 63 countries, America’s oldest symphony orchestra has long been a media pioneer, releasing almost 2,000 recordings since 1917 and today sharing live performances through downloads and online. Alan Gilbert became Music Director in 2009, succeeding 20th-century musical giants including Bernstein, Toscanini, and Mahler.
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