SOURCE: New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX)

New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX)

September 28, 2015 09:05 ET

NJFX Breaks Ground on Its Tier 3, Carrier-Neutral Data Center

Wall, NJ Facility Is the Only U.S. Data Center Physically Collocated With Multiple Subsea Cable Landings Interconnecting Three Continents

WALL, NJ--(Marketwired - Sep 28, 2015) - New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), a leader in data center and colocation solutions, announces today it has started construction on its 64,800-square-foot, Tier 3 carrier-neutral data center in Wall, New Jersey. NJFX is a partnership with Tata Communications Services (America) Inc. The facility intersects where subsea cables from the U.S., South America and Europe meet at the United States' easternmost edge, offering service providers, enterprises, carrier-neutral operators and cable companies direct interconnection options at the cable head-end without recurring cross-connect fees. 

The first phase of the data center is anticipated to become operational by 2016, and will be marked by the first express submarine cable between the U.S., South America and Europe landing at the facility. When complete, the facility will encompass the latest in Tier 3 computing infrastructure design, featuring over 1,000 cabinets for carrier-neutral colocation and greater capacity to address high-density power needs. 

"NJFX has asked Bala Consulting Engineers to design a technology-centered facility that will provide flexibility, scalability, robust system reliability and is energy efficient. Bala's design meets NJFX's core principle; to provide its clients with an adaptable and concurrently maintainable Tier 3 mission critical facility," says Bret H. Crossland, New York Managing Partner at Bala Consulting Engineers.

"Direct access to an existing on-site Jersey Central Power & Light substation provides NJFX with an additional 9MW of reserved capacity, allowing tenants the flexibility of power densities ranging from 2kW to 16kW per cabinet," adds Frank Farrugia, Director of Operations for NJFX.

The newly commissioned NJFX data center will also provide global connectivity to more than 240 countries and territories as well as 99.7% of the world's GDP by way of Tata Communications' global subsea fiber network, one of the largest and most advanced in the world. Furthermore, as the exclusive, carrier-neutral Meet-Me Room (MMR) operator inside Tata Communications' Wall, NJ international Cable Landing Station (CLS), NJFX tenants will benefit from a high level of connectivity to leading service providers within the CLS, as well as access to Tata Communications' industry-leading Wavelength, Ethernet, MPLS, DIA and Cloud Services.

"We are now securing express routes with several facilities-based carriers such as Sunesys, who delivers dark fiber connections to NJFX from the U.S.'s busiest telecom hubs, including Ashburn, VA, 401 North Broad St. in Philadelphia, PA, and Piscataway, NJ, as well as all of New Jersey's prominent financial exchanges," remarks Gil Santaliz, NJFX Founder and Managing Member. "These industry-leading carrier partnerships allow our customers direct access to NJFX's robust international capacity."

Companies interested in discussing the connectivity benefits available by collocating at NJFX are urged to schedule a meeting with Gil Santaliz at Capacity North America, where he will join Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, Matthew Del Nero, during the interview "Net Neutrality: A Question of Business or Principle?", taking place Thursday, October 1 at 10:15 AM. During the panel, Mr. Santaliz will discuss how the network independence and necessary infrastructure provided by NJFX enables net neutrality. To request a meeting, please email NJFX@imillerpr.com.

For more information about NJFX and its Tier 3, carrier-neutral data center, visit www.njfx.net.

About New Jersey Fiber Exchange
New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) is a carrier-neutral, highly secure, enterprise-class Tier 3 data center / colocation property focused on providing direct connectivity to international submarine cable systems via private backhaul solutions. The company's 64,800,000-square-foot facility is planned to go live in 2016 and will feature high- and low-density data center solutions with 24/7 tech support, assisting carriers, content providers and enterprises as well as federal and state government entities. NJFX's low latency colocation data center offerings provide the flexibility, reliability and security that global customers require to drive revenue, reduce expenses and improve service quality. For more information, please visit www.NJFX.net.