Originally posted to Communications Today,
American collocation provider Webair plans to upgrade its New York 1 data center over the next four years.
The upgrades at the Long Island facility are expected to cost USD 20 million, with the investment driven by Webair’s recent acceptance into the New York Empire State Development (ESD) program and allocation of 1MW of hydropower from New York Power Authority’s (NYPA’s) ReCharge NY program.
Looking to the future
The site was originally opened in 2011 with 50,000 sq ft (4,645 sq m) of data center space, but will now see some expansion.
Upgrades include a third generator and additional UPS and HVAC capacity to support another 1MW of critical IT load; another 200 high-density cabinets and corresponding containment and DCIM systems; and expansion of NY1’s meet-me-room, including the physical presence of interconnection fabrics such as PacketFabric and MegaPort.
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