Brooklyn’s only data center is busy

ColoGuard’s Brooklyn NY2 data center will be providing the company's Managed Private Cloud services to Eataly North America.

Brooklyn, NYC
Brooklyn, NYC

ColoGuard Enterprise Solutions, LLC, one of New York’s leading colocation providers and operator of the New York City borough of Brooklyn’s largest (and effectively only) data center recently announced that it has signed an agreement  to provide its Managed Private Cloud solutions to Eataly North America.

Focused on providing high quality, sustainable products for all, Eataly bills itself as "the largest Italian retail and dining experience in the world, transforming the way consumers experience food, beverage and culture. At Eataly, guests have the unique opportunity to experience Italian culture through markets, restaurants and educational offerings that explore the best food and beverage options Italy's 20 regions and the world has to offer," continues the company.

Founded in 2007 in Turin, Italy by Oscar Farinetti, Eataly now operates five locations with approximately 2,700 employees across North America in Boston, Chicago, two locations in New York, and Los Angeles, "with locations in Las Vegas and Toronto coming soon," as stated by the firm.

Billing itself as "Brooklyn's only data center and carrier hotel for network and enterprise customers," ColoGuard operates over 50,000 square feet of colocation space at Industry City in Brooklyn, NY and 111 Town Square Place in Jersey City, NJ. Founded in 2003, ColoGuard supports space and power from 1RU to custom cage space, including dedicated & fully managed servers, catering to a range of businesses in segments including Carriers, Service Providers, ISPs, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare, Government, Financial, Cloud and Peering. 

ColoGuard's Private Cloud is a converged infrastructure platform, powered by Microsoft, VMWare and Veeam, providing virtualized and bare-metal environments that the company contends "enhance the agility, scalability and flexibility of enterprises of all sizes."

The ColoGuard Private Cloud platform enables customers to consume IT resources in an As-A-Service model. The ColoGuard Private Cloud infrastructure at issue will be located within ColoGuard's NY2 facility, securing critical customer data and advancing cloud-capabilities for all of Eataly's North American locations.

"We’ve been with ColoGuard for four months, and I have to say that it has brought a lot of stability to our infrastructure. ColoGuard also provides us with technical expertise that we are missing from our staff at the network level. ColoGuard is our ultimate resource for all our IT issues," commented Marc Alcegaire, IT Director at Eataly.

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