US IT firm New York Internet (NYI) is reportedly taking over space in New York’s 60 Hudson Street carrier hotel due to be vacated by Equinix later this year.

According to Christian Koch’s Foundations newsletter, NYI is acquiring the former Equinix NY8 space in 60 Hudson, citing several customers who shared messages they received from NYI sales staff. DCD has reached out to NYI and Equinix for comment.

Update: A spokesperson for NYI said: "News reported in Foundations about an NYI transaction was released prematurely and the details and parties involved are still pending and under NDA."

60 Hudson Street Data Center New York
– Sebastian Moss

In May 2021, Equinix announced it was exiting a number of leased data centers in US, including its NY8 facility at 60 Hudson, with plans to migrate customers to its other nearby facilities.

At the time the company said the leased properties were in facilities that “may not meet the future operational, expansion, or sustainability needs of our customers or our corporate standards.”

Equinix’s lease at the site – where it offers around 10,073 sq ft (936 sqm) of colocation space – is due to end in September 2022.

Per its website, NYI currently offers more than 21,000 sq ft (1,950 sqm) at 60 Hudson, and has a strategic partnership with DataGryd – recently renamed to Hudson Interxchange after its acquisition by Cordiant Digital Infrastructure – to support customers with larger footprint requirements.

Companies including Digital Realty and DataBank also offer space at the building.

NYI also offers cloud, colocation and bare metal managed services from Miami’s 36 NE Second Street carrier hotel, Chicago’s 350 E Cermak data center in Illinois Chicago, and 3101 Western Avenues in Seattle, Washington.

Get a weekly roundup of North America news, direct to your inbox.