NJ Data Center Campus Moves Forward

Plans for a huge data center campus in Old Bridge, New Jersey continue to move ahead. This week the developers of the planned 1.4 million square foot Deep Run Corporate Campus cleared another hurdle in the local planning process, moving the project closer to a final approval in June.

The developers, Deep Run Corporate Campus LLC, want to build four 350,000 square foot data centers on 300 acres of land within the Crossroads property, which is owned by Old Bridge township. The huge project hopes to attract Wall Street financial firms seeking backup data centers for storage and disaster recovery.

The New Jersey data center market is seeing strong demand for data centers. Digital Realty Trust (DLR), the largest developer of data centers, has been buying up sites in central New Jersey for conversion into facilities for financial tenants. In 2006 the company bought 3 Corporate Place in Piscataway and quickly leased much of the building. Digital Realty bought an adjacent property in Piscataway in February, and is about to close on another site in neighboring Franklin Township, which will also be home to a Morgan Stanley data center. This week Bank of New York/Mellon said it will upgrade a data center in central New Jersey.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.