September 10, 2019

Infrastructure Design & IT Construction for Global Hedge Fund

by: Align

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The Situation

A large global hedge fund was moving into a new 400,000 sq ft office space at Hudson Yards. Align engaged early on in the infrastructure design process through implementation.

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The Challenge
Align was asked to design a server room, IDFs, and over 60 AV rooms. The workspace was designed as an environment focusing on collaboration and innovation.

The architectural requirements at Hudson Yards were a challenge. Pathways needed to be created to allow for flexibility. The high ceilings in this new space and limited access to the raised floor in certain areas provided challenges during design. 

The Solution
Align, alongside the client, held frequent page-turning meetings during the design and construction documentation phases. All members of the project team provided timely responses to questions and RFIs. 

The Results

Align and the client delivered infrastructure and critical systems on all floors that were independent from the other floors in the building. Therefore, any floor in this new building could be eliminated or sublet without impact from adjacent floors.

★★★★★

“Align is our trusted provider for all our Managed Services and cybersecurity needs. They provide us best-in-class IT services that not only help drive productivity and growth, but ensure we meet both current and evolving compliance and security requirements with ease. As consultants to financial advisors, trust and reliability are indispensable to our operations, which is why we never hesitate to refer Align to our very own client base. Align isn’t just our partner, they are an extension of our team. We look forward to entrusting them with our IT infrastructure for years to come.”

Ed Fasano - Experienced Advisory Consultants LLC