ColoGuard Takes Colocation Services to New Heights: The Roof

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With Roof Rights, the Sky is the Limit at ColoGuard's Brooklyn Data Center

ColoGuard Enterprise Colocation Solutions

ColoGuard Enterprise Colocation Solutions

ColoGuard, whose building offers unobstructed views of Manhattan, New Jersey, Long Island, Staten Island and Queens, is one of the few data centers in the region with roof rights for customers who need to mount antennas.

ColoGuard, the New York metropolitan area's leading provider of affordable colocation services, announced today it is waiving setup fees for new clients taking advantage of its data center's rooftop for colocation and dedicated hosting. ColoGuard, whose building offers unobstructed views of Manhattan, New Jersey, Long Island, Staten Island and Queens, is one of the few data centers in the region to offer hassle-free access for hosting customers who need to mount antennas.

Customers who need access both to the airwaves and a fast, direct fiber network can mount antennas and satellite dishes atop ColoGuard's 12-story building, which is located just minutes away from the heart of New York City. Data to and from rooftop antennas is securely routed through private conduits that run directly into the 15,000-square-foot datacenter.

Affordable and hassle-free access to the roof of a world-class data center enables a number of solutions that are not possible at other facilities. Here's a sampling of how some customers are taking advantage of ColoGuard's rooftop rights:

  •     Video: Businesses that need to receive or send video via satellite, and retransmit over the Internet, save money and time by collocating with ColoGuard. That's because their servers are below the satellite dishes on the roof. There's no need to send raw video over long-distance fiber connections, resulting in both a cost and time savings.
  •     Fiber-Like Wireless Access: Businesses in office buildings without access to fiber can still get a multi-gigabit link to ColoGuard using wireless point-to-point data communications over microwave, radio or laser frequencies.
  •     Disaster Recovery: A solid DR plan will have multiple routes from the primary site of operations to the backup data center. ColoGuard's rooftop access enables customers to bypass traditional carriers and use wireless to continue operations from its data center — even if the fiber to the main office is lost.

ColoGuard's promise to beat the price of any data center in the New York metropolitan area extends to its rooftop. ColoGuard is also waiving setup fees for new customers who move in by Dec. 31 and instituting a "hassle-free" guarantee.

"Many data centers also require customers to negotiate with building owners before installing equipment," said Ruben Magurdumov, ColoGuard Vice President and Co-Founder. "Customers can rest assured that their equipment will get installed without having to navigate through layers of red tape."

In all, ColoGuard has about 40,000 square feet of rooftop available to support everything from single satellite dishes to high-powered multi-directional antenna arrays. Because the datacenter is in Brooklyn, it's not surrounded by a canyon of taller buildings and offers a full view of the sky for customers who need a clear view of satellites. ColoGuard's roof also offers a spectacular, unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline - and buildings in all other directions as well.

ColoGuard's roof, like its data center, has strict security and can only be accessed by authorized personnel via keycards and biometric scans. Customers who need uninterruptable power also can route lines from their racks from the data center through secure, direct conduits.

About ColoGuard
ColoGuard is a subsidiary of GalaxyVisions and was born out of the increasing need for affordable enterprise colocation solutions. ColoGuard is a privately held managed colocation facility based in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, just minutes from New York City. With a state-of-the-art in-house datacenter, ColoGuard’s goal is to provide affordable enterprise colocation solutions for companies of all sizes. ColoGuard’s facility offers diverse network routes via dark fiber, 24/7/365 live technical support and prices and services that are unmatched by competitors.

ColoGuard's Brooklyn datacenter features more than 9Gbps of bandwidth connectivity from a variety of hand-picked providers and peering arrangements. The facility has dedicated power from multiple providers as well as high-capacity generators, each with a 72-hour fuel supply. Security features include biometric scanners with pass-card access, mantraps at the main entry, fully archived video surveillance and 24/7/365 onsite monitoring and support.

About GalaxyVisions
GalaxyVisions was founded in 2003 and is a privately held managed services provider located in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. It provides affordable hosting solutions for companies of all sizes. GalaxyVisions supplies the servers, software, bandwidth and management tools needed to run almost any web-based application. From small projects to enterprise server solutions, GalaxyVisions will meet or beat the price of any competitor. GalaxyVisions is committed to excellent quality service 24/7/365.


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