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22 March 2017
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
The New Jersey Fibre Exchange (NJFX) has announced plans to expand its cable landing station campus by an additional 48 acres.
The first Tier 3 carrier-neutral colocation campus, that intersects where subsea cables from the US, South America, Europe and the Caribbean meet, has designed for an 80,000 sq ft expansion at the Wall, New Jersey, colocation campus.
The news comes after NJFX announced last month that a new 10,000 sq ft facility would be constructed just steps away from its subsea cable landing station campus. The third and final phase of the 64,800 sq ft ‘Tier 3 by the subsea’ carrier-neutral colocation facility was completed in September 2016, which boasts a 10MW design with the ability to support high density requirements up to 8KW per rack.
“We are fortunate to be located in Wall where we have access to bores and multiple subsea cables,” adds Gil Santaliz, founder and chief executive officer of NJFX. “By expanding the NJFX campus, customers will now have the option to work and live in a community that supports innovation and where communications rates are extremely competitive and reliable. Furthermore, having a safe haven locked down in a pleasant and secure area, in the event of a regional emergency, is ultimately the best scenario for any business.”
NJFX will now span a total of 58 acres across Wall Township. The flexible site plan will include a new, two-story 80,000 sq ft data centre and premium disaster recovery space that will sit adjacent to NJFX’s current Tier 3 facility - just 60 miles from New York City - with a plethora of global communication providers.
Mayor Dominick DiRocco of Wall Township added: “I am happy that NJFX intends to expand its investment in our community. NJFX’s presence in our town, and proposed future expansion, helps us to meet our goal of growing our local economy in a sensible way, while also fostering growth in a critically important sector for our regional economy.”