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The Future of Manhattan Data Centers –Part 3 –More on 111 Eighth Avenue



Reposted from my June 14th post on www.datacenterpractice.com.

In The Future of Manhattan Data Centers –Part 1, I mentioned that “the jury is out for the future of data center tenants”in the building, but that it was unlikely that Google would try to remove these tenants entirely. We have now uncovered some new information that supports this theory,and sheds some light onto Google’s plans for the building.

On Google’s Jobs page they have listed a position in New York of “Strategic Negotiator,Network.” The role of this position is to “spearhead the acquisition and allocation of Google’s global networking infrastructure,”and ”interact closely with outside vendors to design,develop,and deliver [. . .] contracts for dark fiber,colocation,peering,voice,and data services.” More specifically the job description notes that the candidate will “Develop and execute on a vision for continuously improving the distinction of 111 8th Avenue as a premier location for telecommunications carriers,data center and colocation facility operators,and their customers.”
So,perhaps the jury is still out on the extent to which data center tenants will have a place in 111 Eighth Avenue,but it certainly appears that these tenants are part of the vision for the building’s future.
Have you heard any news regarding tenants in the building?  Please leave a comment and let us know!
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