60 Hudson Woes

James Stankiewicz stankiewicz at njedge.net
Mon Feb 19 13:21:43 UTC 2018

Halsey Street is outstanding,,great staff and is the place to be!!

On Sat, Feb 17, 2018 at 5:07 PM, Brian Knight <ml at knight-networks.com>

> As the engineer working on that Cisco / IBM issue Erik mentioned... ;)
> I was able to get walk-up, same-day access to the building for myself a
> few weeks ago (as a customer of DR) and didn’t get my hand slapped for it.
> DR just created the access ticket with the building and that was enough. It
> took about 20 minutes start to finish.
> But if a vendor tech needs access, they need a COI generated, and that
> must be sent to the building ahead of time via DR. Otherwise they will be
> turned away.
> The COI was the biggest blocker. A 48 hour lead time for the visit didn’t
> seem to be enforced, not by Digital Realty anyway.
> Also, I tried to arrange for permanent building key card access while I
> was there. But the key cards must be used at least once every 60 days,
> otherwise they are deactivated. I decided just to arrange for access ahead
> of time since I don’t visit often.
> -Brian
> > On Feb 16, 2018, at 1:50 PM, Erik Sundberg <ESundberg at nitelusa.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > We just had an issue where cisco was going to replace a power tray in
> our router at 60 hudson, we are also at telx.  Cisco contracts with IBM for
> this. The building is now checking that all 3rd party vendors have an
> existing Certificate of insurance (COI). This take 48 hours to get put in
> there system...
> >
> > So now we are forced to use telx smarthands if it's under 48 hours or
> weekends
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Dovid Bender
> > Sent: Friday, February 16, 2018 12:03 PM
> > To: NANOG <nanog at nanog.org>
> > Subject: 60 Hudson Woes
> >
> > We have space with Digital Realty (aka TELX) and 60 Hudson and lately
> it's been a nightmare getting in. The real estate management company is
> having us reconsider our options. They are giving us the option to have ID
> badges for our employees but for anyone else that wants access we need to
> request it 48 hours in advance to get approval. So if we plan on having an
> unexpected outage and we need to have a have a vendor come on site (e.g. a
> Dell tech) we will need to let them know in advance.
> >
> > What are peoples experiences with 111 8th and  165 Halsey? We really
> like the connectivity options at 60 Hudson but at some point the hassle
> becomes not worth it.

*Jim Stankiewicz*

*Principal Network Architect*

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