Cervalis Leases NJ Site for Data Center

Managed hosting provider Cervalis LLC has leased space from Russo Development in northern New Jersey to expand its growing disaster recovery business.

Managed hosting provider Cervalis LLC has leased space in northern New Jersey to expand its growing disaster recovery business. The company recently signed a long-term lease with Russo Development for a 148,191building in Totowa, N.J., which will house more than 50,000 square feet of data center space for Cervalis clients.

The data center is Cervalis' first facility in New Jersey, and will expand the company's footprint to more than 280,000 square feet of space, with additional facilities in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. and Stamford, Ct.

“Russo Development has provided us with an excellent platform from which we can create a data center and work recovery center to Cervalis’ exacting specifications” said Chief Executive Officer, Michael Boccardi. “With our experience constructing our New York and Connecticut facilities, we can fit out this new facility as a state of the art center to serve clients in New Jersey as well as offering our clients complete production and backup facilities throughout the tri-state region.”

The lease is the latest sign of strength in the New York/New Jersey data center market. In northern counties, Switch and Data (SDXC) opened its large new data center in North Bergen, the Mountain Technology Center in Clifton has reported strong leasing, and Equinix (EQIX) has began building out the next phase of its NY4 facility in Secaucus. In central New Jersey, Digital Realty Trust (DLR) bought propertiesin Piscataway and Franklin Township for conversion to data center use, while Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley made plans for new data centers in Bridgewater and Franklin, respectively.

Russo has built more than 1.4 million square feet of data center space in northern New Jersey, including two recent projects for global financial institutions totaling 650,000 square feet. These data center projects have all been "greenfield" new construction developments with the shell/core and utility infrastructure designed and built by Russo. The Cervalis site is Russo's sixth data center project since 2001.

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