Interconnection specialist Telx has acquired 24,000 square feet of colocation space in Clifton, New Jersey. The new facility expands the company’s data center footprint in the New York area, where most of its space is focused in Manhattan’s premier carrier hotels at 60 Hudson Street and 111 Eighth Avenue.
The acquisition is the fifth data center expansion by Telx in the last six months, in which the company has added 70,000 square feet of new space.The Clifton data center, which will begin accepting colocation clients in the first quarter of 2009, allows Telx to support customers seeking larger footprints and higher power densities.
“We’ve had phenomenal growth in our New York City facilities,” said Telx chief business officer Tesh Durvasula, who said some tenants have requested up to 1,000 square feet of colocation space. ”This gives us the opportunity to provide that square footage for a company that wants a little more space.”
The expansion is similar to what Telx has done in Dallas, where it leased a facility to offer clients larger footprints and high-speed connections back to the Telx meet-me room in downtown carrier hotels. Telx has also announced expansions this year at 200 Paul Avenue in San Francisco, 350 East Cermak in Chicago, and 111 Eighth Avenue and 60 Hudson Street in New York.
The Clifton site will be connected back to Telx’s carrier-neutral facilities at 60 Hudson and 111 Eighth Avenue, as well as a data center in Weehawken, providing Clifton customers with access to more than 400 networks in the New York metro region. The new facility, which is about 15 miles from Manhattan, will support power densities of 150 watts per square foot. Telx leased the space from developer Mountain Development Corp.
“New Jersey is a critical market for connectivity and data center services and we’re pleased to help bring a premiere vendor like Telx to New Jersey-based enterprises,” said Michael A. Seeve, President of Mountain Development. “Telx brings a diverse selection of carriers and businesses together – more than 400 in all, offering a vast array of choice for enterprises that use Telx interconnection service.”
“We are already seeing demand for our Clifton facility from both existing customers as well as prospects as our leadership in interconnection and co-location grows,” said Eric Shepcaro, CEO of Telx. “Telx now can offer our customers a great local site as well as a redundant site to our leading New York City offerings as well as a site that is interconnected to more than 300 carriers and service providers and other firms in New York.”