Webair has announced that it has completed the build of its new Meet-Me Room (MMR) and corresponding network fabric platform in its NY1 data center. The MMR enables Webair to enhance its direct, secure and fast connectivity to premier carrier hotels, leading cloud providers, and global Internet exchanges, in addition to an expansive suite of fully managed infrastructure solutions deployed on-premises. Another driving force for the build-out was the unprecedented growth of premier carriers building into the facility.
Webair's advanced interconnection fabric enables NY1 customers to directly connect their hosted infrastructure to leading public clouds, global Internet exchanges, and interconnection fabrics such as Console and Megaport, providing them with endless connectivity options. NY1's MMR and network fabric also extends into the New York metro area's largest Points of Presence (PoPs), including 60 Hudson Street, 325 Hudson Street, 111 8th Ave., and 32 Avenue of the Americas, allowing customers to directly connect to any third-party network at those locations.
The launch of Webair's new MMR and corresponding network fabric platform stems from the Company's beliefs that the future of its customers' businesses is reliant on fast, secure, automated and low-latency connectivity to their partners and customers. Through these physical and virtual cross-connects available in Webair's NY1, customers can also access an expansive suite of fully managed infrastructure solutions that are installed and managed on-site, and can be leveraged at a moment's notice. These include enterprise public and private clouds, Storage-as-a-Service (SaaS), Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS), Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS), managed firewalls, Load Balancing-as-a-Service, and Enhanced IP Transit with built-in DDoS monitoring and mitigation. By providing these managed services within NY1's "four walls," customers can choose to outsource or virtualize at their own pace, leverage the solutions for scaling capabilities, and utilize services cohesively with their existing infrastructure via direct, secure and low latency connectivity to their internal on-premise networks — allowing them to future-proof their businesses.
NY1 is the first and only U.S. data center East of Manhattan to meet the stringent requirements of OPEN-IX® OIX-2 certification, and is the only OIX-certified U.S. data center in the region offering access to transatlantic cable and Manhattan Bypass fiber via direct and redundant connectivity to 1025Connect, located within several miles of NY1. A Tier III-rated data center, NY1 also holds SAS SSAE 16 and HIPAA certifications, each critical for healthcare and financial services organizations to achieve strenuous compliance requirements. Furthermore, Webair offers no monthly charge for cross-connects.
"In a global digital economy, connectivity is the core of any business, large or small," states Sagi Brody, chief technology officer of Webair. "NY1's next-generation physical Meet-Me Room and network fabric are purpose-built to evolve with the ever-changing market; today, that means having the ability to fully adopt automated SDN capabilities. This empowers our customers with the flexibility to efficiently move data over paths that make the most sense for their businesses, regardless if it is a physical cross-connect at a popular PoP, a virtual cross-connect over an interconnection fabric, or direct MPLS tie-in back to their on-premises network."
"Unlike other colocation facilities looking to offer managed services to remain competitive, Webair has been in the managed services business for over 15 years — it's in our DNA. Our NY1 customers can seamlessly access fully managed services such as SAN and NAS storage and DRaaS via direct physical and low-latency cross-connects. Customers can rest assured that if and when they need access to those platforms, they're readily available and delivered quickly within the same physical facility," Brody adds.