Russo Plans Large North Jersey Data Center

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Northern New Jersey has been an active data center market, driven by demand the financial sector. It looks the area will soon have yet another large data center, and a financial firm is rumored to be the tenant. Last Thursday the Passaic County Planning Board gave conditional approval for a plan Russo Development to build a 284,342 square foot data center in Clifton.

The project is slated to be built in a former Automatic Data Processing facility on Main Avenue in Clinton. Russo Development has not identified the potential occupant, but Clinton officials have told local media they expect the tenant to be Credit Suisse, which has met with township economic development officials.


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 and another for managed hosting provider Cervalis. 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.

Clifton is already home to the Mountain Technology Center, which houses data centers for Telx and Automated Logic. Equinix, Switch and Data, Savvis, HCL America, New York Internet, Datapipe and NYSE Euronext are all building or expanding their data center operations in northern 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.

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  1. Andy

    Is a Clifton location in close enough proximity to be used as a location for low-latency trading platforms?