Surprising Benefits to Colocation on Staten IslandJune 7, 2016
The New Silicon Island
Only 11 miles from Manhattan, and a stone’s throw from New Jersey, the Staten Island Teleport offers many surprising benefits to any business looking for Colocation in the New York region.
Here are 7 Major Benefits to Colocation on Staten Island
A Telecommunications Haven
The 700,000 sq ft campus that is home to our flagship Data Center is managed by the Port Authority, and is considered one of the most secure environments in the region.
Construction for the Teleport, a 100-acre office complex on 440 acres, began in 1989 next to a wildlife refuge. AT&T was one of the original tenants in the park. Designers planned a sophisticated telecom infrastructure and maximum security into the Teleport’s original design. Reference
Location is key
The proximity to Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey made Staten Island the ideal location for our first New York Data Center.
- Easily accessible by car, with 4 bridges connecting it to NY and NJ
- Close proximity to the city’s 3 major airports
- 15-minute drive to Newark Airport
- 30 minutes from midtown Manhattan
- Room to expand and scale the facility
A Highly Secure Perimeter
- 24-hour guards at the gated main point of entry
- State-of-the-art computerized card access system
- Video monitoring
- Regular patrols by Port Authority Police and Teleport Security
- 14 satellite dishes
- A concrete parapet 50 feet high surrounds the field to reduce electronic interference
Dual Power Grids
- 2 power grids—Con Edison of New York and PSE&G of Northern New Jersey—offer dual backup in case one grid goes down.
- This redundant power supply is fed to the Telehouse Data Center through 4 high-voltage electrical feeds.
- More than enough power supply at low bulk rates
- An extensive fiber optic network for voice, data and video services
- A choice of carriers
- Remote access to satellite downlinks
“Thanks to the clout of the Port Authority, the satellite dishes have the benefit of cheap, reliable electricity in their control center, which needs abundant electricity and must be wired into two regional power grids to guard against failure during a blackout.” The New York Times
Because of the Port Authority relationship, Teleport businesses enjoy
- Lower operating costs
- Lower electricity costs
Bridge Upgrades are Underway
The Goethals and Bayonne bridges connecting Staten Island with New Jersey are scheduled to be rebuilt in the next few years. These 2 main bridges are a main gateway to the Mid-Atlantic States and give Data Center customers easy access to their facility.
The Planning Has Paid Off
In 29 years of doing business, Telehouse has never lost power.
Even when storm surges from Hurricane Sandy pounded the coastal area and downtown Manhattan, the lights on The Teleport stayed on. In fact, customers camped out in our facility and operated their business from there.
Staten Island may not actually be “the Forgotten Borough“, and has all the makings of becoming the new “Silicon Island.”