H5 Data Centres enhances 325 Hudson with DE-CIX

18 November 2021 | Melanie Mingas

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DE-CIX and H5 Data Centers are joining forces to bolster data centre and connectivity services – more than seven years after DE-CIX New York joined H5's 325 Hudson facility.

The move brings new options to companies looking to to expand or relocate their data centre and colocation services in the area.

The two said that the combination of 325 Hudson and DE-CIX New York’s IX would "offer unsurpassed access to content, cloud, carrier, application, and service provider networks".

“While we have been present at 325 Hudson since we launched DE-CIX New York over seven and a half years ago, we very much welcome the opportunity to start a new relationship with H5 Data Centers. We look forward to working with H5 Data Centers, and the strength of their national footprint, to take 325 Hudson to the next level,” said Ed d’Agostino, VP and GM of DE-CIX North America.

H5 expanded into 325 Hudson in May of this year, its 14th facility in the US market. It is a mixed-use building strategically located on the fibre-dense Hudson Street corridor on the West side of Manhattan with access to multiple Megawatts. 

The surrounding Hudson Square is home to a raft of big-name tech firms. Alphabet owns 111 Eighth Avenue and the Chelsea Market, two of the largest buildings in the vicinity, as well as 85 10th Avenue.

Most recently, Google purchased St. John’s Terminal for $2.1 billion, another large building in the Hudson Square area. In addition, the Hudson Square area is set to be the home of Disney’s new headquarters, a 1.2-million square foot building currently under construction.

Those located at 325 Hudson have access to more than 40 unique communications networks, including the growing NetIX and DE-CIX exchanges.

“Direct cloud connectivity and fortified Internet capabilities are top requirements for companies sourcing colocation and data centre facilities in New York,” comments Josh Simms, owner and CEO of H5 Data Centers.

“DE-CIX New York’s local platform at 325 Hudson offers peering, cloud connectivity, private user group connections and more. As businesses seek alternative options in the market, 325 Hudson provides unrivalled access to a local interconnection ecosystem surpassing 250 networks, with a global reach to over 2,400 networks. We welcome the opportunity to showcase our facility and accommodate businesses who need reliable, consistent, and accessible services.”