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Inside the World's Largest High Rise Data Center

A new 1 million square foot high-rise data center in an old Verizon switching building at 375 Pearl Street opened this week. Here is a view of some of its features -- in pictures.
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The facility's location, power supply and connectivity to underground fiber make it an ideal location for a data center in New York City, according to Sabey Data Center Properties, the data center's owner. Here is a look in and around the data center, called Intergate.Manhattan.


1.Verizon Tower

Sabey Corp.'s Intergate.Manhattan data center is located in the Verizon Switching tower, located at 375 Pearl Street. The tower has its own Con Ed substation, located on the second floor, as well as extensive fiber connectivity, according to Sabey. All of the buildings power and connectivity are located about the second floor, which prevents flood damage to critical systems during major storms.

 

Greg MacSweeney is editorial director of InformationWeek Financial Services, whose brands include Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, Advanced Trading, and Insurance & Technology. View Full Bio

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Cara Latham
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Cara Latham,
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3/26/2013 | 3:08:47 PM
re: Inside the World's Largest High Rise Data Center
The man trap seems like a good system. It is simple in design -- those
who cannot provide the matching biometric authentication to the card
will be locked in. It prevents them from proceeding and keeps them
in place until the situation can be sorted. The fact that the police are so close by means that response times to the building will also be quick. I think this represents sound planning.
Melanie Rodier
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Melanie Rodier,
User Rank: Author
3/26/2013 | 3:03:58 PM
re: Inside the World's Largest High Rise Data Center
This kind of multi-faceted security is certainly quite impressive. Other industries could probably benefit from similar types of security, such as a man-trap...
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