Techcity and Time Warner Cable Business Class Make Hudson Valley More Attractive to Data Center Industry
Techcity Teams Up With Time Warner Cable Business Class to Attract Data Centers by Bringing Advanced Fiber Network to Hudson Valley Complex
March 2012 | Ulster, NY
Techcity Properties, the Hudson Valley’s premier commercial real estate redevelopment site, together with Time Warner Cable Business Class, today announced the companies have completed a project that brings an advanced communications fiber network to the 258-acre, 2.2 million square-foot TechCity complex.
Techcity, located near Kingston, N.Y., is actively being marketed to large data center operators, many of whom are witnessing tremendous growth due to the “cloud computing” boom taking place in the data industry. Cloud computing allows a wide array of hosted services to be delivered over the Internet, such as computer program applications, information technology, data access and data storage.
In an effort to help Techcity attract potential data center tenants, Time Warner Cable Business Class installed fiber access points at the property’s north and south ends. Such a redundant fiber network system is highly desired by data center businesses who value having connections from multiple fiber access point for disaster preparedness purposes. As businesses take up occupancy on the TechCity campus, Time Warner Cable Business Class will connect their locations with fiber access points, allowing the tenants to enjoy a complete lineup of business communications solutions including Internet, Ethernet, phone and cable TV and other value-added business services.
“Fiber connectivity is a critical element in attracting data-dependent operations and data centers to Techcity and the Hudson Valley,” said Alan Ginsberg, Chairman of Techcity Properties, Inc. “Creating a redundant system ensures maximum up time and gives Techcity another competitive advantage compared to other sites in the Hudson Valley and New York State.”
Ken Fitzpatrick, President of Time Warner Cable Business Class for the East Region, said, “Our early-on decision to extend our fiber network to Techcity sends a strong signal to the data center industry that this business campus stands prime and ready for immediate occupancy. As the premier telecommunications provider in New York and beyond, we look forward to serving the technology needs of Techcity tenants and businesses throughout the Hudson Valley.”
The installation of redundant fiber service adds to the full suite of infrastructure benefits that Techcity offers potential data center tenants. Techcity has more than 40 MW of redundant power available at 13,800 amps, which is essential for data center companies that require high amounts of power for their data servers. To enhance its electric output while being environmental friendly, Techcity is also underway with the installation of a 2 MW rooftop solar power system. The complex currently has a 50 kWh system in operation.
Data center servers also require constant cooling, which Techcity has addressed by ensuring that more than one million gallons of water is available daily for data center cooling systems. A large percentage of Techcity space features raised flooring, making it easy for data center operators to run cabling and cooling mechanisms underneath server racks. The campus also features efficient natural gas heating systems, and Techcity’s flexible space options enable companies to start with the square footage they need now and expand into more space as their business grows.
Techcity is a unique property and a New York State hub for renewable energy manufacturing ideally located in the Hudson Valley between Albany and Manhattan. The 258-acre redevelopment site offers outstanding infrastructure with improvements underway that has made Techcity a national model for green development. The complex is currently attracting new businesses with 2.2 million square feet of mixed use manufacturing and office space and has plans for the future build out of 650,000 additional square footage. The shovel-ready site is centrally located in New York's Hudson Valley with easy access to transportation routes including passenger rail to New York City and Montreal. Techcity currently hosts nearly 30 private companies employing more than 2,000 people in industry sectors ranging from machinery manufacturers to solar panel producers to LED light developers to solar thermal system installers to a locally-farmed food processing operation.
A Master Plan for future development of the site will create a mixed-use facility combining renewable energy technology manufacturing, state-of-the-art data centers, office buildings, distribution and warehousing operations, retail and residential space, all utilizing the latest in energy efficient design and construction methods.
The complex is managed by Techcity Properties, Inc. The property is located at 300 Enterprise Drive in the Town of Ulster, N.Y., 90 miles north of New York City. For lease information, call (845) 383-0400 or e-mail email@example.com. Web site address: www.techcityny.com
About Time Warner Cable Business Class
Time Warner Cable Business Class, a division of Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC), offers a full complement of business communications tools to small-and medium-sized businesses and enterprise-sized companies. Its phone, Internet, Ethernet, cable TV and security solutions are enhanced by award-winning customer service and local support teams. Time Warner Cable Business Class was founded in 1998, offering high-speed Internet to small businesses. Today, it serves approximately 450,000 business customers throughout Time Warner Cable’s markets. For more information, please visit www.twcbc.com.