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Data Center Construction Report - Feb.10

Posted in Our Customers on February 12th, 2010

Here is the construction report on the new data center from Feb. 10.

General Building:
Dock: Temporary tap gen box installed.
Vertical Risers: PDU feeds from 8th to 6th floor near complete.
A/C condenser relocation: Condenser platform installed – awaiting condensers.

Basement Construction Progress Summary:
Existing Electrical Room: Temporary electrical service complete; transformer not currently energized.
Future Elec Room: Transfer switch installed.

8th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Walls: Majority of gyp. bd. complete.
Doors/Windows: Office window frame installed, door frames on-site awaiting
Floors: Raised floor laid-out over the underlayment. PDU & CRAH stands on-
Ceilings: E/W Uni-strut installation complete.
Voice/Data Security: Installation of blue color pipe for Steadfast security and
yellow for data in-progress.
Electrical: New 400 amp panel mounted, installing switches and wall outlets.
Plumbing: Plumbing primarily complete, Hot water heater installed, new water
service riser and pumps on-hold.
Fire Alarm: Installation of red color conduit and in-progress
Mechanical (Chilled water): Chilled water line installation in progress primarily
the mechanical room, pumps arrived, lines installed to 7th floor.
Mechanical (Vent): Roof penetrations completed, fan coil units on-site, economizer ductwork in-progress.
Sprinklers: Turned pipe up, branch work and 2” wet main to office area in-
Finishes: Primer and first coat paint complete.
Miscellaneous: Temp freight elev and suite door installed. Mech conc housekeeping pads installed. Structural support for AHU-A penetration complete.

Roof Construction Progress Summary:

Exterior: Exhaust fan and piping cores penetrations complete.
Interior: Elec room – 2 hr partitions complete awaiting door.

Then, pictures:

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 1, 2010 -- Steadfast Networks ( ), a leading Chicago based data center and dedicated server hosting provider, announced today its acquisition of The New York NOC hosting provider. Acquisition of The New York NOC allows Steadfast Networks to continue its expansion in the Northeast region of the US by offering dedicated server, colocation, and VPS hosting services to customers in New York and surrounding areas.

"To continue our growth, we decided to acquire a hosting company in New York that focuses on dedicated server, colocation, and VPS hosting," said Karl Zimmerman, CEO of Steadfast Networks. "Although we already offered colocation hosting services in New York, acquiring The New York NOC gives us better economies of scale by allowing us to offer more services and reduced pricing for the New York hosting market."

Steadfast Networks has been offering colocation hosting services out of the New York metro area since Q3 2009. The acquisition of The New York NOC enables Steadfast Networks to continue growth throughout the US by offering new locations and services. The New York NOC provides dedicated server hosting, colocation hosting, VPS hosting, and content delivery network (CDN) services, enabling Steadfast Networks to expand its offerings to more customers in the Northeast region of the US.

"The purchase of The New York NOC helps Steadfast Networks to firmly establish a presence in the New York metro area, where we only previously offered colocation hosting services," said Zimmerman. "The New York NOC acquisition also offers Steadfast Networks customers additional options for geographic hosting distribution and redundancy."

In addition to colocation hosting services, dedicated server hosting, and VPS hosting services, Steadfast Networks can now include content delivery network (CDN) services as part of its hosting portfolio. Steadfast Networks and The New York NOC powered content delivery network services are ideal for websites that host large amounts of content to be distributed in multiple locations around the world.

"Steadfast Networks has established itself as a leading network for hosting services including colocation hosting, dedicated server hosting, and is quickly becoming a leading game server provider," said Zimmerman. "Now with the ability to extend our dedicated and colocation hosting services to include content delivery network services, we can utilize our existing network infrastructure in multiple places to ensure content is readily available to our customers’ end users."

With Steadfast Network’s acquisition of The New York NOC, New York website hosting customers will have access to better support, faster responses, and more service offerings. The New York NOC now has the resources to become a leading hosting company in New York. Customers located in New York and the surrounding areas are encouraged to visit to view all The New York NOC website hosting services.

About The New York NOC
Established in 2003, The New York NOC Inc. is a full service New York hosting service provider located in Long Island, New York. The New York NOC maintains its own hardware and does not resell hosting services. A knowledgeable staff of Linux/BSD and Windows experienced technicians provides dedicated, colocation, and VPS hosting services to hundreds of websites ranging from personal hobby sites to fortune 500 corporate companies. The New York NOC has built a strong reputation on providing top web hosting services backed by the industry’s highest guarantees.

To learn more about The New York NOC, visit

About Steadfast Networks
Established in 1998, Chicago based hosting company Steadfast Networks, delivers high quality, powerful servers through reliable dedicated server hosting, colocation server hosting, virtual private servers, shared web hosting, and dedicated game server hosting. Steadfast's award-winning services and dedicated support staff help customers from all over the world 24/7/365. Customers can choose basic hosting or a customized, fully managed dedicated server hosting solution.

To learn more about Steadfast Networks, visit

Media Contact:
Karl Zimmerman
Steadfast Networks
karl [at]

A deal between Steadfast Networks and Neosurge has now been finalized.  Neosurge is getting out of the dedicated server and colocation business, remaining with shared hosting and VPS services, and has sold the dedicated server and colocation business to Steadfast Networks for an undisclosed sum.

We would like to welcome these new customers to the Steadfast Network family, and always feel free to contact us if you have any questions or issues.

Here is a copy of the notice sent to NeoSurge dedicated server and colocation customers by Neosurge:

In order to provide true onsite support and a better experience overall, today we're announcing the aquisition of Neosurge's dedicated server and colocation business by Nozone Inc., dba Steadfast Networks. No pricing terms will change, but you will be provided with superior support and services by Steadfast. You will have direct access to Steadfast Network's 24/7/365 onsite staff and phone support (details provided below). Steadfast also operates a much better network then Neosurge was able to provide by providing more peering, higher redundancy, better routing equipment as well as a providing a more experienced network technical staff.

In the coming weeks, there will be a transition to Steadfast's networking infrastructure requiring a change in IP's. This will be heavily coordinated and done within the customer specified schedule. You will soon be receiving emails from for new management, billing and networking related issues.

I will still be available to assist with any issues, or address any concerns that you may have. This transition will provide you with much better service without a compromise to pricing.

OK, I'm back on schedule.  I just got this report regarding progress as of Jan. 21 on Friday.

Basement Construction Progress Summary:
Existing Electrical Room: No ComEd shut down required. MDI Electric installed the bus detail “hot” in the existing 1600 amp switchgear. Building shutdown (load side) required and planned for January 30th to terminate cables.
Boiler Room: Demo of existing boilers and related piping complete.

7th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Doors: Complete except card readers and elec. strikes.
Floors: Complete. Tile trim req. at suite door.
Voice/Data Security: Card reader and elec. strikes req.

8th Floor Construction Progress Summary:
Demolition: Complete.
Walls: Majority of gyp. Bd. Complete except toilets.
Doors/Windows: Office window frame installed, door frames on-site awaiting installation.
Floors: Raised floor laid-out over the underlayment
Ceilings: Uni-strut threaded rod installation in-progress.
Voice/Data Security: Voice/data wiring pulled from 7th floor to IDF Room.
Electrical: Roughing in primarily complete. Starline elect. Bus arrived and currently being loaded in building on the 4th floor.
Plumbing: Plumbing in-progress on 8th & 7th floors – drain lines & coring work.
Drain lines for the 8th floor toilets shall be ran o the 8th floor in lieu of 7th floor ceiling.
Fire Alarm: Not started.
Mechanical (Chilled water): Layout work in-progress (pumps, lines, CRAHs, etc...). Under access floor brackets installation in-progress.
Mechanical (Vent): Not started.

And here are the pictures:

Today we have just turned up a major new transit customer, Wiscnet, Wisconsin's Research and Education network. This network connects over 400 sites counting for over 900,000 end users.  That is 900,000 end users that have direct and easy access to your sites and servers, with no intermediary networks.  Not many web hosts, dedicated server providers, or colocation providers can offer so many end users, directly on-net.  We consider this relationship to be a great benefit to Wiscnet and it's members as we provide additional and complete network connectivity to them, but also a benefit to our existing customers due to the increased scope and diversity of our network as a whole.

This agreement is also the start of a major new push we are making to serve educational and research insitutes.  If you are an educational or research institution looking for extremely competitively priced Internet transit service please contact our sales departmant, or call 312-602-2689 option 2.  The only "catch" is that you must connect to us out of 111 8th in New York City, 350 E Cermak in Chicago, 529 Bryant in Palo Alto, or 55 S Market in San Jose.  If your network is not extended to any of those sites currently, we can also work with you to find transport partners to be able to reach our network inter-connection points.

Wiscnet is a 501c3 non-profit member organization providing network access to it's members. There are over 400 higher-ed, K12 school districts, library systems (each one serving 15-40 libraries), city and county governments, and the Wisconsin state government that are WiscNet members. This includes all 26 University of Wisconsin campuses, the entire Technical College system, and about 70% of the K12 school districts in Wisconsin. A list of their members can be found at:

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