Episode 25 – Meeting the pioneer of Meet-me rooms with Hunter Newby

Hunter Newby doesn’t claim to have invented the Meet-Me Room, but he created one of the first, in the iconic and historical Manhattan facility, 60 Hudson Street, in about 1998

At the time data centers had separate connections from multiple carriers, and linking between those carriers meant running a link between their connection points – and paying them heavily. Hunter set up a room where the networks all met up for physical (layer 0) connections – and the rest is history.

Read the full article at Data Center Dynamics.