Brooklyn data center operator DataVerge has renewed its lease at Industry City in New York.

The company this week signed a new 20-year lease at Industry City, where it operates its flagship data center.

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“Our core mission is to deliver the best and broadest set of connectivity options to Brooklyn and Tri-State businesses,” said Ray Sidler, CEO and co-founder of DataVerge. “By being the sole meeting point for connectivity in Industry City and carrier-neutral, our rich ecosystem of more than 30 carriers and network providers enables us to meet the needs of local business and the technology community.”

Located at 882 3rd Avenue, DataVerge operates what it says is the borough’s only carrier-neutral meet-me room and carrier hotel.

The facility currently occupies 50,000 sq ft (4,645 sqm) across two floors of the building, with another 35,000 sq ft (3,250 sqm) immediately available as well as multiple currently-empty floors potentially offering hundreds of thousands of square feet.

The facility offers connections to around 30 networks. Industry City has a 50MW on-site substation from ConEd. DataVerge is the station's biggest user, and reportedly has plenty of spare capacity – Sidler has previously told DCD around 45MW is currently available.

The company opened the 882 3rd Avenue location around 2003. Industry City, formerly a port shipping and warehousing terminal owned by Bush Terminal Company, today is a 35-acre business hub comprising around 500 large and small companies.

“DataVerge’s carrier hotel and our high-speed cabling infrastructure are among the most critical amenities we offer, especially for tenants with multiple locations who want to share files seamlessly,” said Jeff Fein, SVP of Leasing at Industry City. “We’re pleased that DataVerge will continue to offer secure data services to our tenants and that we will maintain the critical tech infrastructure that is foundational to business today.”

Owned by Belvedere Capital, Jamestown, and Angelo Gordon Co., Industry City comprises 16 buildings with rooftop and underground fiber all connecting to the DataVerge building. DataVerge utilizes more than five miles of fiber optic cable throughout Industry City and provides services to many of the companies in the business park.

DataVerge can trace its roots back to 2003 and the formation of Galaxy Visions Inc. and later ColoGuard.

DataVerge also operates a second location in New Jersey – at 111 Town Square Place in Jersey City – as a backup and recovery facility.

The company briefly operated a data center at 470 Vanderbilt in Brooklyn. Around 2000, the Carlyle Group and Chase Capital had hoped to turn the 10-story former manufacturing building into a telecom hub known as the Atlantic Telecom Center, but by 2007 gave up on the plan.