NJFX launches second phase of Tier 3 by the Subsea with 65k sqft data centre

22 September 2016 | James Pearce


The New Jersey Fiber Exchange has announced the Phase II opening of its Tier 3 by the Subsea carrier-neutral colocation facility.

The launch marks the expansion of the US interconnection and colocation firm’s campus with the addition of a new 64,800-square foot colocation facility, which began last September.

The new data centre features mission critical infrastructure design with the capacity for over 1,000 cabinets for carrier neutral colocation. It also provides greater capacity to address customers’ high-­density power needs up to 20kW/cabinet. It has an annual design PUE of 1.35 and a “state-of-the-art” rooftop cooling system.

“NJFX is doing something that no company has ever done before,” states Gil Santaliz, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of NJFX.

“The unique location of our campus enables unprecedented access to a number of the most sought after subsea and terrestrial assets transporting traffic nationally, as well as internationally. NJFX ensures our customers receive the flexible, reliable and secure connectivity they require to support their growing business needs.”

NFJX has already announced Tata Communications as one of its first colocation customers, and as the Diamond sponsor for the Tier 3 opening event, which was held on 21 September. The NFJX is adjacent to Tata’s cable landing station in the area.

The New Jersey launch event featured world champion racing driver Mario Andretti, with Tata COO John Hayduk in attendance. It was also sponsored by Windstream, continuing its partnership with NJFX.

"Adjacencies of having a data centre facility with a subsea cable landing station connecting North America, Europe and South America provides tremendous value for customers," says Hayduk. "We believe that enterprises and service providers alike will be eager to adopt products and services with NJFX to gain access to the connectivity ecosystem that resides within our landing station."

Other network service providers listed on the NJFX website include Zayo Holdings, Sunesys, Sparkle, Lightower Fiber Networks, Lightpath, Cross River Fiber, and 1025Connect LLC.