Press Release

NEW YORK, NY, January 18, 2016 – Webair, a leader in fully managed Cloud, Colocation and Managed solutions, and 1025Connect, Long Island's premier carrier-neutral meet-me room, today announce new unified, Long Island-centric connectivity offerings for customers requiring transatlantic cable and Manhattan Bypass fiber access, fully managed services such as Colocation and Cloud, and redundant connectivity at the edge.  At the heart of the partnership is a direct, redundant and low latency   connection between the companies’ carrier-neutral colocation facilities: 1025Connect’s facility located at 1025 Old Country Road in Westbury, New York and Webair’s NY1 data center in Garden City, New York, facilitated by over a dozen leading carriers.


The new offerings are geared towards content providers looking to serve Long Island, one of the largest tier II markets in the country with 7.6 million pairs of “eyeballs”.  Content providers benefit from:


  • NY1: a Tier III, SSAE 16 certified data center facility;
  • low latency connectivity to and around Manhattan;
  • access to ultra-low latency transatlantic and Caribbean submarine cable systems;
  • access to Manhattan Bypass fiber routes;
  • robust interconnection ecosystems found in both facilities’ Meet-Me Rooms (MMRs), doubling interconnection capabilities to approximately 15 leading providers;
  • 24×7 Remote Hands and Cloud Subject Matter Expert (SME) support; and
  • an extensive ecosystem of fully managed, HIPAA-compliant Cloud solutions.

“The collaboration between 1025Connect and Webair combines world-class facilities, services, and technical support teams, and increases connectivity options two-fold, offering our network operator, carrier and enterprise customers optimized connectivity and interconnection solutions,” says Dan Lunde, Managing Director at 1025Connect.  “This partnership also offers content providers enhanced options for high-quality edge caching between the U.S. and Europe.  With increased access to more direct routes, providers can now enjoy faster speeds and more reliable service, bypassing New York for lower latency, and making content accessible leveraging numerous submarine cable systems.”


The collaboration is backed by Webair’s fully redundant, Tier III data center space, which is both SSAE 16 and HIPAA-certified, carrier-neutral and offers low-cost interconnection.  Customers also gain access to a full range of managed services, including hybrid enterprise Private Cloud, Disaster Recovery, Storage, Security, and full application stack management, as well as a host of network, fiber and third-party Cloud providers.


“Today, customers seeking a physical presence in a strategic market like Long Island are not necessarily looking at commoditized space and power, they're looking at the technical and human ecosystems available,” adds Michael C. Orza, Chief Executive Officer of Webair.  “By combining the strengths of both facilities into one unified offering, Webair and 1025Connect provide customers with the best of both worlds in terms of scalability, flexibility and service accessibility.”


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About Webair

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in New York, Webair is an innovative, agile and unique Managed Hosting company focused on providing the right solutions to customer needs as quickly and efficiently as possible. It does this by fully owning and controlling the entire technology stack — from the physical data center to the end-user application.  Webair’s technology solutions portfolio encompasses Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Storage, Bare Metal Servers, Colocation, CDN, Security and Disaster Recovery. Combining industry-leading innovation, expert support and high-touch customer service, Webair serves as a true technology partner to enterprises and SMBs, healthcare organizations, IT firms, eCommerce companies and VoIP providers. Webair also operates an international network of data centers located in New York, Los Angeles, Montréal and Amsterdam.


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About 1025Connect

1025Connect  is Long Island’s premier carrier-neutral interconnection colocation facility located in Westbury, New York. 1025Connect provides network operators of all types, carrier and enterprise alike, with a central and high-performing global marketplace for their communications service needs. Tenants within 1025Connect benefit from direct access to multiple international, trans-Atlantic submarine cable systems, Manhattan Bypass fiber routes, every major New York City metro fiber provider and numerous enterprise network customers all without monthly recurring cross connect fees.  For more information on 1025Connect, email [email protected] or visit



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