165 Halsey Street Welcomes ExteNet Systems and Planet Networks to Data Center

165 Halsey Street Welcomes ExteNet Systems and Planet Networks to Data Center

NEWARK, NJ – May 22, 2018 165 Halsey Street, a dedicated 1.2 million square foot data center/colocation/telecom carrier hotel offering affordable space, power and interconnection services, announces that ExteNet Systems, a leading provider of converged communications infrastructure enabling advanced cellular, wireless and broadband connectivity across urban and rural America; and Planet Networks, a premier managed technology and infrastructure solutions provider, have expanded their networks to the 165 Halsey Street data center facility.

ExteNet Systems designs design, owns and operates multi-carrier (neutral host) and multi-technology Distributed Networks to ensure multiple wireless service providers (WSPs) can provide their 3G and 4G LTE wireless voice and data services in the most effective and efficient manner in both outdoor and indoor settings.

Planet Networks provides managed technology and infrastructure solutions, enabling its clients to grow and thrive while minimizing risk.

“We are pleased to announce our expanded network roster and welcome our newest tenants, ExteNet Systems and Planet Networks to our data center and colocation facility,” comments Joseph Simone, President at Tishman Real Estate Services for 165 Halsey Street. “165 Halsey Street exceeds these companies’ colocation and infrastructure needs, allowing safe, convenient, and affordable interconnection with over 60 US and global network operators. Additionally, expanding our roster to include ExteNet and Planet Networks benefits our existing customers by having easy access to these esteemed technology service providers.”

With 165 Halsey Colocation, there are no monthly recurring cross connect fees between customers.  For information regarding 165 Halsey Street space and availability, contact Joseph Simone at 212-399-3633 or simone@tishman.com.

For more information about 165 Halsey Street, visit www.165halsey.com or take the video tour.

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About 165 Halsey Street

165 Halsey Street is a dedicated 1.2 million square foot data center/colocation/telecom carrier hotel with over 80 MW of power. Located just 13 miles from Manhattan, 165 Halsey Street offers affordable space, power and significant interconnection to over 60 US and global network operators. 165 Halsey is carrier-neutral, SSAE 16-certified, and independently owned and operated. With 165 Halsey Colocation, there are no monthly recurring cross connect fees between customers, allowing safe, convenient and affordable interconnection.

For more information, visit www.165halsey.com or follow the company on Twitter @165Halsey and LinkedIn.

For 165 Halsey Street media inquiries, please contact:
Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA)
+1 866.695.3629 ext. 6
pr@jsa.net

About ExteNet Systems, Inc.

Lisle, IL-based ExteNet Systems, Inc. designs, builds, owns and operates distributed networks (DNS) for use by wireless carriers, broadband providers, IoT companies, property owners and communities across the United States. ExteNet deploys scalable communications infrastructure to enhance wireless and broadband services across both outdoor and indoor environments using fiber-based distributed antenna systems (DAS), remote radio heads (RRH), small cells, Wi-Fi, Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) and other technologies. ExteNet’s outdoor distributed networks are deployed in a variety of urban, suburban and rural environments. Indoor distributed networks are deployed in various property verticals including sports and entertainment venues, hotels and convention centers, commercial office space, healthcare facilities and transit systems. For more information, please visit www.extenetsystems.com.

About Planet Networks

Planet Networks provides complete managed technology solutions to enable companies to focus and grow their businesses without the distraction of managing technology infrastructure, high speed Internet access services, and custom software development and hosting. Learn more at https://www.planet.net/.

 

Benefits of an AWS Connection at 165 Halsey Street

By now, you’ve likely heard that 165 Halsey Street has established a dedicated network connection from its premises to Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect. This is certainly an important capability for 165 Halsey Street’s current and future tenants, but it is a possibility that folks may have some questions about our latest announcement, so we’ve drafted the below as a sort of FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

What is AWS?

Amazon Web Services, AWS, 165 Halsey Street, Connectivity, Direct Connect

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon.com that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and other organizations via a paid subscription. A multitude of solutions are accessible via AWS, such as compute, storage, database, migration, network and content delivery and a whole lot more.

What is AWS Direct Connect?

AWS Direct Connect allows for easy access from your premises to AWS. Direct Connect establishes private connectivity between AWS and a given data center, office or colocation space and grants facilities and their tenants the ability to access all AWS solution offerings.

How does a connection to AWS benefit current and future 165 Halsey Street tenants?

There are actually quite a few benefits of a connection to AWS for current and future 165 Halsey Street tenants. At the highest level, a connection to AWS often means reduced network costs, increased bandwidth throughput and a more consistent network experience than non-cloud, internet-based connections. Here are some of the other major benefits of note:

Speed & Privacy: AWS Direct Connect enables customers to establish private data connections to AWS that bypass the Internet. Avoiding public networks improves performance, reduces costs, increases privacy and ensures consistent throughput.

Bandwidth Cost Reduction: AWS Direct Connect reduces network costs into and out of AWS in two ways. First, by transferring data to and from AWS directly, reducing your bandwidth commitment to the Internet service provider.  Second, while inbound data transfer to AWS is not charged, outbound data transfer from AWS is charged at the reduced AWS Direct Connect data transfer rate rather than Internet data transfer rates.

AWS Compatibility: AWS Direct Connect is a network service, and works with all AWS services that are accessible over the Internet, such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

Why is a connection to AWS important for those looking into data center / colocation services?

Any enterprise that is interested in maintaining the security and control of on-premises infrastructure and deploy hybrid clouds through direct interconnection should be very excited about AWS Direct Connect because it grants dedicated, high-performance, private access to the enterprise’s AWS applications and workloads at the global level.

Want to find out more?

Contact us via email or phone, at simone@tishman.com or 212-399-3633 today. Our team is happy to discuss the above benefits and answer any questions that you have specific to your business and how AWS Direct Connect can help you succeed.

165 Halsey Street Announces AWS Direct Connect Availability

Current and future customers at 165 Halsey Street are now able to easily establish a dedicated network connection to Amazon Web Services. 


NEWARK, NJJanuary 30, 2018 –. 165 Halsey Street is one of the newest AWS Direct Connect locations supporting the US East (Northern Virginia) Amazon Web Services (AWS) Region.  Existing and future customers at 165 Halsey Street can now establish a dedicated network connection from their premises to AWS.

Using AWS Direct Connect, customers can establish private connectivity between AWS and their datacenter, office or colocation environment which in many cases can reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than Internet-based connections.  Below are some additional service highlights of AWS Direct Connect:

  • Speed & Privacy: AWS Direct Connect enables customers to establish private data connections to AWS that bypass the Internet. Avoiding public networks improves performance, reduces costs, increases privacy and ensures consistent throughput.
  • Reduces Bandwidth Costs: AWS Direct Connect reduces network costs into and out of AWS in two ways. First, by transferring data to and from AWS directly, reducing your bandwidth commitment to the Internet service provider.  Second, while inbound data transfer to AWS is not charged, outbound data transfer from AWS is charged at the reduced AWS Direct Connect data transfer rate rather than Internet data transfer rates.
  • Compatible withal AWS Services: AWS Direct Connect is a network service, and works with all AWS services that are accessible over the Internet, such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC).

“As more enterprises seek to maintain the security and control of on-premises infrastructure and deploy hybrid clouds through direct interconnection, we are excited to meet this industry demand and provide our customers access to AWS Direct Connect,” states Joseph Simone, President at Tishman Real Estate Services for 165 Halsey Street. “With the introduction of AWS Direct Connect, our customers can immediately benefit from dedicated, high performance, private access to their AWS applications and workloads across the globe.”

In addition to serving as an AWS Direct Connect location, 165 Halsey Street offers colocation at its 250K square foot world-class facility with no monthly recurring cross connect fees between customers, allowing safe, convenient and affordable interconnection. For information regarding 165 Halsey Street space and availability, contact Joseph Simone at 212-399-3633 or simone@tishman.com.

For more information about 165 Halsey Street, visit www.165halsey.com or take the video tour.

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About 165 Halsey Street

165 Halsey Street is a dedicated 1.2 million square foot data center/colocation/telecom carrier hotel with over 80 MW of power. Located just 13 miles from Manhattan, 165 Halsey Street offers affordable space, power and significant interconnection to over 60 US and global network operators. 165 Halsey is carrier-neutral, SSAE 16-certified, and independently owned and operated. With 165 Halsey Colocation, there are no monthly recurring cross connect fees between customers, allowing safe, convenient and affordable interconnection.

For more information, visit www.165halsey.com or follow the company on Twitter @165Halsey and LinkedIn.

For 165 Halsey Street media inquiries, please contact:

Jaymie Scotto & Associates (JSA)
+1 866.695.3629 ext. 6pr@jsa.net

 

Network Security in 2018: Establishing Leadership

Thank you for reading our blog series on Network Security! This is the final of the series, and today we focus on a network security opportunity, which is establishing security leadership.

Enhancing cybersecurity is a critical move for every organization. Moreover, increasing employees’ security “IQ” is another step toward securing key corporate assets. Each organization should work together to assemble a key cybersecurity team that consists of executives who will have a cybersecurity response plan ready to go in seconds.

Being proactive versus reactive is highly important when it comes to security matters. According to the “2015 Cost of Data Breach Study,” U.S. companies were the biggest victims of data breaches worldwide.

While many organizations spend capital and extend resources upfront on security measures, they must be sure that they are investing in a response team, who will oversee response procedures in the event of a breach. This response team should consist of IT personnel, legal, human resources, management, the C-Suite and an outside cybersecurity partner (if available). This team of combined executives is essential to responding to all types of cyberattacks.

Read on this and much more in our Network Security: Challenges and Opportunities eBook here.

Having issues assembling the right cybersecurity team? Check out our “Challenge: Shortage of Skills” section of this eBook for more tips!

Network Security Challenge: IT Budgets

As part of our six-part blog series on network security, here is the next challenge: IT Budgets.

Budgeting for cybersecurity expenses is a concern as organizations and officials push to expand these budgets as well as capabilities of existing security teams. When it comes to cybersecurity spending, there is no “magic number.” It’s best to first consider the following:

  • Updating Legacy Systems. Many business systems remain woefully outdated. Because modernization projects are a huge undertaking cost- and time commitment, IT teams should find ways to provide additional security for the legacy systems, such as through intrusion detection systems (IDS) or security information and event management (SIEM). IT management should decide whether a partial or full upgrade to the systems are needed, weighing risks.
  • Network Security Appliances. Assess the different security appliances available, factoring in capital costs, employee skill and time needed to research solutions and install them.
  • Lower Cost Solutions. Active Directory® password requirements, differentiating reused passwords and service accounts, segmenting internal networks, reviewing group memberships, and restricting share permissions can all have a positive impact on security, but what must be considered is that these lower cost options can take long hours to complete.

Read the full list and more about the challenges and opportunities surrounding keeping networks as secure as possible and thwarting cyberattacks — download the full eBook here.

We will continue our mini blog series on network security – challenges and opportunities, so please stay tuned for more.

Thanks for reading!

165 Halsey Street: 1.2 Million Square-Feet of Data Center Excellence

165 Halsey Street has been providing tier-1 data center and colocation services for almost two decades. Over the years, some of the largest names in the technology, finance, medical, education, content, and government industries have turned to us for their connectivity needs.

So, what’s our secret? We’ve built one of the finest facilities in the country, strategically located on the outskirts of the New York Metropolitan area in Newark, NJ. Below are some of the key specs that set us apart from other data centers:

Seven Distinct & Redundant Points of Entry

165 Halsey Street offers seven distinct points of entry for fiber. This is critical because it provides an extremely high level of redundancy that safeguard against outages; keeping data center services up-and-running at all times. If a particular fiber line has an outage, there are six other entry points into our building that ensure our data center is connected at all times.

 

 

 


Connectivity

165 Halsey Street is home to more than 60 prominent network operators, allowing you to access the connections you need. What’s more, 165 Halsey Street does not charge “cross-connect” fees, and guarantees a 48-hour turnaround for the implementation of a cross-connect request, allowing customers to get the highest value out of their colocation services.

Take a look at the growing list of networks you can gain access to at 165 Halsey Street.

 

 


Power

Without the appropriate level of power, none of this is possible! 165 Halsey Street draws power from its nine power vaults located securely in the building’s basement. The building offers over 80 mW of power

 

 

 

 


Access

165 Halsey Street was built on a company-wide commitment to provide quality datacenter, telcom and colocation space with a personal touch. The owners of the building also own the colocation business, meaning there is no bureaucracy or “re-tape” to delay customer requests. Our team is available 24/7/365.

Click here to learn more about our remote hands capabilities.

 

 


Security

Last, but far from least, 165 Halsey Street employs an on-duty 24/7/365 security staff. All building perimeter points are secured by state-of-the-art alarm systems and tenants are able to control access to their floors with card key access.

 

 

 

 


But that’s not all! View our infrastructure infographic to learn about our entire data center specs list.

#TEXcited for Telecom Exchange! June 20-21, 2017

In less than one week, Telecom Exchange’s doors will open at Cipriani Wall Street (June 20-21, 2017)! The 165 Halsey Street team will be on hand with an exhibit booth presence to discuss all things data center and colocation services.

Here’s a few quick facts about 165 Halsey Street:

  • We are an SSAE 16-certified carrier neutral colocation facility.
  • There are no MRC cross connect fees in our facility.
  • We grant access to 60+ top-tier networks through our facility.
  • We serve a variety of tenants, including Fortune 500 companies and SMBs across the technology, financial, government, medical, content industries.

If you’re a content provider, network provider, or tech startup in the market for colocation services, we would love to schedule some time to discuss what our 1.2M square-foot data center/colocation/ telecom carrier can do to meet your unique networking needs.

SCHEDULE A MEETING

Telecom Exchange is the award-winning industry networking event dedicated to neutral exhibit space for direct networking and C-level engagement that allows attendees to explore ‘Where Communications & Technology Meet.’ This year’s show is projected to host over 600 attendees, so the 165 Halsey Street team is looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new.

Where Should I Colocate? The Big Apple, or the Garden State?

You’re a business located in or around the New York- New Jersey metropolitan area and you’re trying to determine a location/ provider for colocation services. Chances are, you’ve wondered what the benefits are to colocating within the confines of New York-proper, but have you considered looking into New Jersey-based colocation facilities?

Below is a summary of an article authored by 165 Halsey Street in the Data Center Journal that outlines the benefits of colocating in New Jersey. To read the full argument in favor of New Jersey-based colocation, please click here.

Here are a few short reasons why you should consider New Jersey, in favor of colocating in Manhattan:

Security: New York is one of the busiest cities in the world, making it less secure than less populous areas like those on the outskirts of New York City in Newark, NJ. New York City has been subject to terror attacks in the past and could again be targeted in the future.

Cost of Power: Companies colocating in data centers that are geographically located outside a large city like New York may find that they can save a large amount of money on power. For example, the cost of electricity in the areas that surround New York City is typically 30–50 percent lower than in the Big Apple.

Cost of Doing Business: New Jersey offers a viable alternative for businesses looking to colocate on the outskirts of New York City. Newark is approximately 13 miles from Manhattan and offers a general tax rate of 3.309%, while New York City has a tax rate of between 4.425% and 9.00%, depending on the business segment.*

Reduced Latencies to Key Exchanges: Given the difference in route length between Newark-Mahwah (29.3 miles) and New York City–Mahwah (33.1 miles), a facility located in Newark would have a significant latency advantage over a facility located in New York City when sending/receiving information to the NYSE Euronext facility in Mahwah, NJ.

Accessibility: Although Newark is a “city,” it doesn’t have nearly the traffic issues that New York City suffers. Data centers located in Newark are easily accessible via highway, while getting to a facility located in the heart of Manhattan may involve sitting in hours of bumper-to-bumper traffic. Additionally, the state is easily accessible via world-class seaports and airports.

* Updated NJ tax rates can be found here: http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/lpt/gtrgtrEssex1616.pdf

Tech Advancements in 2017: Do You Know What to Expect?

Believe it or not, we’re approaching the halfway mark for 2017! In many ways 2017 has already been a critical year in terms of technological advancement, but there’s still much more to come. Moore’s Law is ever-apparent these days, as everyone strives to make the ultimate pocket sized computer (otherwise known as a mobile phone), companies introduce more sophisticated IoT devices and VR/AR technology creep closer to resembling the experiences you’ve seen in 1980s science fiction movies.

So, the big question is, do you know what to expect in terms of the forecasted tech trends? On top of that, are you taking advantage of colocation services that are equipped to support the devices of tomorrow?

Luckily, the 165 Halsey Street team has authored an eBook, titled, “Technology Advancements in 2017: A Look at Cloud, Peering, IoT & More” that outlines some of the major technological projections for 2017. While every business is different, it’s important to explore the latest technologies to stay empowered, drive new efficiencies, act more quickly and deliver top notch customer service. This eBook explores where new technologies stand and can serve as a guide to steer your business in the right direction.

If you’re interested in our expert opinion on emerging technologies, please click below to download our FREE eBook.

165 Halsey Street Enters the “Blogosphere”

165 Halsey Street has entered the “blogosphere!”

As you may or may not know, 165 Halsey Street is a Newark, NJ based dedicated 1.2 million square foot data center/colocation/telecom carrier hotel offering affordable space, power and interconnection services. As a leading provider of colocation services for the past couple of decades, we will use this blog to comment on our latest news, data center and colocation trends, and much more.

For readers unfamiliar with the 165 Halsey Street brand, we’d like to direct your attention to the below overview video explaining what 165 Halsey Street is all about, the customers we serve and the practices we employ to drive the highest possible customer satisfaction:

Be sure to follow the 165 Halsey Street twitter and LinkedIn pages in order to stay up to date on future blog posts and 165 Halsey Street news!