ServerFarm pairs with NYI to provide Edge solutions in Chicago market



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By providing a combination of edge connectivity, the partnership will address a spectrum of infrastructure needs for carriers, financial institutions, and hyperscalers with ultra-low latency requirements.

ServerFarm and hybrid cloud solutions company NYI has formed a partnership to support the growth of latency-sensitive applications in the Chicago area related to edge, IoT, AI, and 5G.

The global edge data centre market is estimated to grow by $5.9bn between 2020 and 2024, reaching a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 14%, according to Technavio. Around 51% of that growth is expected to derive from North America.

Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Data Centre Market Comparison, which evaluated 38 global markets across 12 criteria including fibre connectivity, cloud availability, government incentives, and sustainability, ranked Chicago in fourth place.

“Considering Chicago’s appetite to stay at the forefront of technological innovation, it’s clear that the area offers massive demand for what this partnership has to offer,” said Avner Papouchado, CEO of ServerFarm.

“ServerFarm’s unique blend of real estate plus data centre and IT management powered by our efficiency-driving platform, InCommand, combined with NYI’s signature high-touch solutions and interconnection capabilities, will offer clients across both companies an unsurpassed level of infrastructure control, flexibility, scalability, and connectivity.


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“We’re ensuring that companies no longer need to choose between high-touch or large-scale deployments, cost-effective or easy interconnection, controlled or flexible IT environments – no more trade-offs.”

The company added that the partnership will serve the needs of clients ranging from small and medium enterprises to larger global organisations.

“We’re thrilled to be part of the ServerFarm ecosystem which has a significant footprint not only in Chicago, but across the U.S. and into Europe,” said Phillip Koblence, NYI Co-Founder and COO.

“It’s a win-win situation. With NYI’s acquisition of the Oak Brook facility, ServerFarm gains access to a full suite of managed hybrid solutions and low-cost interconnection capabilities that are particularly relevant to small and medium enterprise clients.

“We in turn gain the opportunity to provide our up-the-stack consultative solutions to ServerFarm’s larger footprint clients and to extend these offerings internationally to locations where ServerFarm has facilities.”

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