The exterior of the new CoreSite data center in Secaucus, N.J. Inset: The double-stacked generators at the NY2 data center. (Photos: CoreSite)

CoreSite Powers Up With Double-Stacked Generators

SECAUCUS, N.J. – What does reliability look like? On a windy afternoon in northern New Jersey, reliability is vertical, extending skyward in an equipment yard framed by snow and clouds.

At its NY2 data center, CoreSite has stacked the massive generators that provide emergency backup power for the huge new facility. The 2 megawatt Caterpillar engines are there to keep customer servers humming within the 280,000 square foot data center in the event its two utility feed both go dark.

They’re part of a $100 million investment CoreSite has made in the Secaucus facility, which provides expansion space for the company tog row beyond its original New York data center at 32 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan.

NY2 represents the newest wrinkles in CoreSite’s approach to data center design. Data Center Knowledge had a tour of the facility at its opening a few weeks back. Here’s a look at the data center and its features:


The lobby is the first stop, and is where visitors begin to encounter the multiple measures CoreSite takes to include customer equipment, which includes key card access, biometric scanner, a mantraps to limit access, security cameras watching the entire interior and exterior of the building, round-the-clark guards, and aperimeter fencing. (Photo: CoreSite)


This is the first of 11 planned data halls within NY2. Each provides about 12,000 square feet of space and 1.5 megawatts of power capacity, and is capable of supporting 185 to 200 watts per square foot of power density. The space can be customized to support retail colocation or wholesale data center requirements. CoreSite uses 47U customer cabinets, which are slightly taller than the traditional 42U rack. (Photo: CoreSite)

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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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