Originally published to Data Center POST.
Data Center POST Interview with Tom Brown, President & CEO DataGryd and Phil Koblence, Chief Operating Officer at New York Internet
It’s no secret that companies’ infrastructure needs are evolving. There are countless articles referencing the break-neck pace at which migrations are happening from in-house infrastructure to outsourced colocation and cloud solutions. With the growth of cloud, the advent of 5G, and the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT), the role of the Data Center is evolving in exciting ways. To facilitate the technology of the future, businesses need powerful and scalable solutions that can successfully future-proof their infrastructure strategy. They also need these solutions to be cost-effective and easy to deploy. Enter DataGryd, a premier data center provider in New York City, and NYI, a leading global provider of managed hybrid IT solutions. These two heavy-hitters have partnered up, bringing unparalleled infrastructure, enhanced connectivity, and comprehensive managed hybrid IT solutions to customers seeking a presence in New York City’s famed 60 Hudson Street global carrier hotel.
To discuss how this distinct collaboration will accelerate deployments, support evolving technologies and provide cost-saving opportunities for clients, Data Center POST sat down with Tom Brown, President and CEO of DataGryd and Phil Koblence, COO of New York Internet (NYI).
The New York City market presents an atypical set of data center challenges. What are some of the synergies you see from the partnership between New York Internet (NYI) and DataGryd that will benefit your clients?
Phil Koblence, Chief Operating Officer, New York Internet (PK): There hasn’t been much new data center construction in New York City, making the DataGryd asset unique. Additionally, the logistical hurdles involved in a deployment within the city, have traditionally made it a particularly cumbersome location to build out, both from a cost and time perspective. This partnership is designed to change all that by providing the enterprise and carrier market with the same type of ease of deployment, flexibility, cost-efficiency and scalability that smaller companies have realized with the cloud for individual app deployments. In terms of synergies, connecting next-generation, high-density colocation with a near limitless ability to connect carriers throughout the extensive legacy infrastructure in NYC creates a winning combination, covering every relevant point of presence.
Tom Brown, President & CEO, DataGryd (TB): The ability to offer customers a complete solution that includes managed services is compelling for DataGryd and the market. The NYI high-touch approach optimizes efficiency, both in terms of deployment and operations, creating the right solution for specific client challenges. DataGryd helps customers build a best-of-breed data center environment, with a focus on energy efficiency, utilizing unmatched power and cooling infrastructure in New York City.
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