Agile cloud infrastructure provider Webair has announced a USD 20 million investment in their Long Island, New York (NY1) data center with an aim to create employment opportunities over the next four years. Sources say that this investment has come as a result of Webair’s acceptance into New York Empire State Development(ESD) program and an allocation of 1 MW of low-cost hydro power from New York Power Authority’s ReCharge program.
Sources also claim that this investment aims to leverage job opportunities and involves added benefits such as tax deduction and cost saving.
Giving more clarity to the announcement, Micheal Christopher Orza, CEO of Webair said:
As an owner-operated New York-based company, Webair has made considerable investments in personnel and infrastructure at our NY1 facility to continue supporting our customers for the next 20 years and beyond. Our services are relied upon by many New York State-owned organizations. As a result, the State has provided Webair with tax rebates and other incentives to ensure low energy costs and the additional resources we need to grow our ecosystem of private, air-gapped cloud services and address mounting customer demand for managed infrastructure.
The upgrades for the data center, sources say, include installation of interconnection fabrics like PacketFabric and MegaPort as well as networks disaster and ransomware recovery with off-site back-up platform delivered privately within their facility.