Switch and Data Opens NJ Data Center

Colocation and interconnection provider Switch and Data (SDXC) has opened the first phase of its new data center in North Bergen, New Jersey, which will be the company’s largest facility and key to its expansion in the New York market. The North Bergen data center previously housed disaster recovery specialist Sungard, and will add more than 163,000 gross square feet to Switch and Data’s New York area footprint.

The New Jersey facility is interconnected to Switch and Data’s existing Manhattan data centers at at 111 8th Avenue and 60 Hudson Street by a 10 Gigabit Ethernet connection, allowing customers to deploy equipment across multiple sites anf interconnect with customers in the other facilities. Switch and Data said it is already experiencing “high customer demand” for space, with Limelight Networks (LLNW), Intermedia and FXCM.com already signing up as customers in North Bergen.

“We are expanding our capacity in markets like New York Metro to support our customers’ increasing need for data center space, interconnection, power and cooling to aggregate and distribute global Internet content and mission critical enterprise applications,” said Ernie Sampera, Senior VP of Marketing of Switch and Data. “Because of strong demand, we already have signed orders for our new space from some of the leading names in the global technology industry.”

The North Bergen site can support more than 200 watts per square foot of power and cooling capacity. Upon completion, the site will be supplied with more than 26 megawatts of power with full N+1 redundancy for its UPS, generator and cooling infrastructure, the company said.

Switch and Data also said it is offering its PAIX Internet exchange service in the North Bergen site. PAIX (short for Palo Alto Internet Exchange) facilities are found in SDXC data centers in major North American hub markets such as Dallas, Buffalo, Chicago, Miami, New York, Northern Virginia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto.

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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.

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