Pilot Fiber deploys 12th PoP in New York metro area

09 November 2018 | Jason McGee-Abe

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Pilot Fiber has picked Sabey Data Centers’ Intergrate.Manhattan carrier hotel amid a significant New York market network expansion.

The expansion into the lower Manhattan data centre represents the 12th point of presence (PoP) for the fully featured network and internet service provider in the New York metro area.

"By expanding our network footprint within the Sabey data centre, we're able to offer more scalable, economical, and adaptive connectivity solutions that empower businesses tackling IT infrastructure challenges,” said Christian Koch, director of network strategy at Pilot.

Pilot becomes the 16th carrier to deploy a PoP at Intergate.Manhattan, located at 375 Pearl Street, and gives the company an optimum location to service more connectivity options to its Downtown Manhattan business customers.

Robert Rockwood, president of Seattle-based Sabey Data Centers, said: “We are delighted to welcome Pilot, one of the nation’s most user-friendly ISPs. We are offering the lowest cross connect pricing in New York City, with no additional charges.”

Sabey will provide Pilot with floor space, utility power, and cooling. While building out its data centre from the building’s north and south points of entry, Pilot will take advantage of Intergate.Manhattan’s infrastructure, including its unencumbered roof-to-basement, 800 sq ft bustles for cabling and cooling installation.

“One of our unique advantages is that all the fiber splicing will take place on the 6th floor. Most carrier hotels have their splicing in below-grade floor levels. This was a fatal design flaw when Hurricane Sandy flooded Lower Manhattan in 2012,” added Daniel Meltzer, vice president of sales & leasing at Sabey Data Centers. 

Intergate.Manhattan also offers cloud on-ramps to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud, provided by multiple carriers, including Pilot.