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Data Center Post: Peter Feldman, CEO and Principal of DataGryd, Discusses What Makes 60 Hudson Different, the Impact of the Cloud and His Belief in a Certain Mythical Creature
On the eve of IMN’s 7th Annual Provider Forum on Data Centers & Cloud Services Infrastructure (East), where DataGryd’s Peter Feldman will appear on the Cloud Service Provider CEO Panel, Data Center POST interviewed the company’s CEO and principal to discuss what sets DataGryd apart from other colocation facilities in the New York metro area, the needs of Cloud providers, and his abiding belief in unicorns.
In recent years, the Greater New York data center market has faced several strong headwinds, including the financial crisis and its chilling effect on spending, fallout from flood-related outages during Superstorm Sunday, and a tough competitive environment for the region’s wholesale providers.
At ITW 2017, DataGryd CEO and Principal Peter Feldman discusses the most strategic international data network hub and largest single footprint
Mother Nature couldn’t stop data center professionals from coming together for our FUN event! The DataGryd “Carnival Palooza”, originally scheduled in the heart of the Big Apple on March 13th, was postponed until last week, due to the snowstorm of the year. Even though industry leaders had to wait…. the confetti, cotton candy and corn dogs are all gone now.
In a recent article that appeared in Crain’s New York Business, journalist Matthew Flamm explored the current growth surge throughout the Big Apple’s technology sector. Citing nearly a dozen organizations, from up-and-coming and innovative e-commerce and advertising technology companies, to venture capital investment database and tech-focused boutique legal firms, Flamm is especially bullish on technology across the New York metro area.
Venture capital spending cooled in 2016, but tech remains one of New York City's hottest sectors. Here's how to get in on the action as the industry matures.
DataGryd, a leader in data center development and operations in Manhattan, today announces the completion of infrastructure updates at its 60 Hudson facility, offering built-to-suit colocation opportunities to incoming tenants.
Cx2 is an offshoot of DataGryd’s data cloud ecology, which is an on-demand space for cloud providers to have a node but also, in a wholesale situation, be able to sell in New York City and expand their operations with minimal exposure
Construction Today: DataGryd’s efforts are transforming a historic Manhattan building into a future-proof, world-class, high-tech data center
The leader in data center development and operations in Manhattan, DataGryd is transforming 60 Hudson into the most sophisticated and flexible data center in Manhattan, and founder and CEO Peter Feldman says the end-result should be a major step forward for the company and telecommunications on the island as a whole.
Press Release:DATAGRYD’S STATE-OF-THE-ART DATA CENTER AT 60 HUDSON RECEIVES DC OIX-2 CERTIFICATION FROM OPEN-IX ASSOCIATION
DataGryd is pleased to announce that its 240,000 square feet of data center space at 60 Hudson Street in New York City has received DC OIX-2 certification from the Open-IX Association (OIX).
DataGryd is pleased to announce that CEO Peter Feldman recently spoke at two industry conferences to discuss data center trends, data services and the future of the industry.
Turning an Art Deco landmark erected 85 years ago into a high-capacity data hub might seem less daunting in a building that was the former headquarters of Western Union Co. But the 1-million-sq-ft structure at 60 Hudson St. in Manhattan—which once housed 70 million ft of wire and 30 miles of conduit, and where nearly all undersea telegraph cables from Europe plugged into the U.S.—still needs a massive transformation to fit its new role as a modern data nerve center.
DataGryd is pleased to announce its participation and support of the Datacenter Dynamics Enterprise USA conference, which took place on March 17 and 18, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City.
DataGryd is pleased to announce the launch of its MegaSuite high-power data center in cost effective megawatt configurations, featuring greater operative space, utility grade infrastructure and smarter energy. The MegaSuite is now available to provision your NYC data center requirement.
The newest player in Manhattan’s data center scene is about to open its doors within 60 Hudson Street, the iconic Manhattan connectivity hub in TriBeCa. DataGryd is operating out of four floors in 60 Hudson, representing nearly a quarter million square feet of space in one of New York’s most wired addresses.
DataGryd has spent $100 million converting four floors of 60 Hudson St., a famed telecommunications carrier and transatlantic cable hub, into a cutting-edge data-center space. The company has leased out one floor and will begin a marketing push for the rest of the space with an event Sept. 18.
Data center colocation services provider Telx has added about 70,000 sq ft of space to its data center at 60 Hudson – a major New York City carrier hotel – increasing its capacity in the building by about 70%.
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The DataGryd team has more than 100 years of combined experience, including owning and operating data centers, acquiring real estate for institutional investors, and overseeing telecommunications network construction and engineering projects. Each member of the team has held upper management roles at major companies within related industries and enjoys applying their knowledge at DataGryd.
CEO & PRINCIPAL
Peter Feldman has over 30 years of experience in data center development, operation, management, and design, with a focus on implementing energy-efficient technology. He has held CEO, CTO, President, and founding roles at several successful startups including the TelX Group (now a division of the Digital Realty Trust), a national leader in data center colocation services. Mr. Feldman has additional expertise in optical and wireless network engineering, IT infrastructure management, and Cogeneration.
Prior to founding DataGryd, Mr. Feldman served as the technical and business development interface with United Technologies Power for their hydrogen and natural gas fuel cell technology, and CCHP micro-turbines, and AMSC (formerly American Superconductor) for developing superconducting cable, SMES, and transformer technology for data centers. He holds industry related patents, is an active member of several professional trade organizations such as the IEEE, Open iX, iMasons, AFCOM, Green Building Council and Cloud Computing Council. He is also a frequent contributor and panelist at industry conferences to include: IMN, PTC, DCD, and CAPRATE.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS
Mr. Valhuerdi has over 25 years of management experience in the telecommunications and data center fields. He served as Vice President of Engineering for Zayo Colocation, Vice President of Infrastructure for FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc., and previously held various engineering and construction management positions within Bell Atlantic.
Mr. Valhuerdi holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Manhattan College, an M.S. in Information Systems from Polytechnic Institute of New York University as well as a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. He also holds a Project Management Professional certification and is EIT certified.
Mona Weisberg established her real estate career, partnering to launch the Philadelphia tri-state area’s first and most successful on-going Retail Tenant Representation firm, Solomon Associates. Ms. Weisberg became Director of Client Relations/Real Estate for Eureka Broadband Corporation. She originated and maintained relationships with national and regional commercial real estate owners representing over 100 landlords, 200 million square feet/3000 commercial office buildings in five markets; then as Director of Real Estate she compiled a portfolio of over 750 buildings in the Northeast.
Currently, Ms. Weisberg is with Colliers International in NYC as Director where she is actively working on the business development to lease DataGryd’s data center housed in 60 Hudson to both traditional telecommunications companies as well as Enterprise companies. Ms. Weisberg holds a B.A. from Drew University and real estate license in New York. She is also a member of REBNY.
VICE PRESIDENT OF DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
Mr. Gjokaj brings more than 25 years of progressive design, construction and maintenance of mission critical infrastructure and facilities. Sander has spent 20 years as a Principal, Senior Manager and Vice President in a variety of industries, including real estate, construction, communications, media and entertainment. Sander’s previous employers include Home Box Office (HBO) Inc., a New York-based media and entertainment company where he served as Global Vice President of Facilities Operations & Engineering. He also served as Senior Manager of CORE Engineering for XO Communications, a leading nationwide provider of advanced communications services and was a Principal at PowerTech Electrical & Engineering Corp., a full service electrical and engineering firm. Sander studied Physics and Electrical Engineering at Pace University and holds certifications and licenses with the FCC and NYSBEC.
Mr. Hamid has 20 years of combined experience in Accounting and Taxation. Previously he was principal and controller at Mobile Hype for two years. Before joining Mobile Hype he worked as a Manager of Financial Reporting at AIG for three years. From 2006 to 2009 he also served as Controller for the Fibernet Telecom Group where his team oversaw the eventual sale of the company in September of 2009.
Mr. Hamid holds an M.S degree in Accounting from Baruch College, the City University of New York. He is also a Certified Public Accountant, a member of the AICPA and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Mr. DeLuca serves as senior management advisor to DataGryd and its board. Previously Mr. DeLuca has served as President, CEO and a member of the board of directors of FiberNet Telecom Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: FTGX) from 2005 to 2009 as well as FiberNet’s Senior Vice President for Finance and CFO from 1999 to 2004. FiberNet owned and operated metro optical networks, colocation facilities and data centers. They provided integrated communications services to domestic and global carriers, Internet companies and other network-intensive businesses.
Mr. DeLuca led the sale of FiberNet to a strategic buyer in September 2009. Since then, he has provided strategic consulting and financial advisory services to other telecommunications and technology companies. Prior to joining FiberNet, Mr. DeLuca worked at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and Lazard Frères & Co. LLC. Mr. DeLuca holds a B.A. from Trinity College.