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New Jersey Fiber Exchange Begins Construction of New Data Center

September 29, 2015

New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), a provider of data center and co-location services, recently announced that it has started construction on a major data center in Wall, N.J.

This facility, which will comprise 64,800 square feet of operating space and will sit at the intersection of South American, U.S., and European undersea cables, comes as part of a partnership with Tata Communications Services. It will service the needs of enterprises in a number of markets -- all of which will benefit from a lack of cross-connect fees. The first phase of the project is expected to become operational by 2016.

Bala Consulting Engineers will construct the facility for NJFX. It will provide a scalable set of more than 1,000 cabinets that can accommodate high-energy demands while also remaining energy efficient. The facility will draw from a nearby Jersey Central Power & Light substation that can offer 2kW to 16kW per cabinet.

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Overall, the data center seeks to provide a number of features indicative of a Tier 3 facility. Its connection to the Tata Communications' global undersea fiber network will give NJFX access to more than 240 countries, where it will provide network connectivity. Clients in those countries can gain access to Tata Communications' cloud services, MPLS, and Wavelength in addition to Ethernet.

Furthermore, NJFX is securing partnerships with local carriers to connect to service providers in the state of New Jersey and in nearby metropolitan areas. Gil Santaliz, an NJFX founder and managing member, commented on the relevant partnership with Sunesys.

“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,” Santaliz said. “These industry-leading carrier partnerships allow our customers direct access to NJFX's robust international capacity.”

In just a few months, service providers, operators, cable companies, and similar large-scale enterprises could have access to the facility. Both local and international organizations should find benefit in these services that seek to offer reliable connectivity at a lower cost than similar data centers.

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

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