Rendering of the exterior of the NJFX data center in Manasquan, New Jersey (Image: NJFX)

NJFX to Expand Jersey Data Center Campus that Links to Submarine Cables

NJFX says the amount of traffic has been “staggering” at its 65,000-square foot data center campus in Wall, New Jersey, known for connecting more than 240 countries and numerous communication providers via one of the largest global subsea fiber networks in the world.

And the company is preparing for it to get a lot busier.

This week it announced a 48-acre expansion to include a new two-story 80,000-square foot data center that will be adjacent to the existing campus. While the additional space is designed to draw more tenants to fill its colocation space, NJFX will also be able to accommodate future independent cable landing stations.

NJFX said it charges customers for data center space and for connections to its meet-me room: a 24-count cable to the meet-me room costs $1,500 per month. Previously, the meet-me room had been limited to carriers only, but it is now open to enterprises, such as banks and content providers.

See also: “Data Center Connectivity: Dare to Bypass New York?

Completed in September of 2016 and just 60 miles from New York City, the Wall Township campus is located where four submarine cables from the United States, South America, Europe, and the Caribbean land and provides a shortcut of sorts for companies wanting to connect globally. The cables connect to a Tata-owned landing station in a borough in Monmouth County.

Before the Wall campus was built, data centers needing to move traffic to Europe or South America via a landing station in New Jersey would have to work with one of the large telco carriers to backhaul traffic to and from Manhattan. But today the NJFX data center allows for direct connectivity to those geographical regions, and the company said another cable may come online later this year.

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About the Author

Technology writer and editor Karen Riccio spent 15 years as managing editor for Data Center Management magazine, published by AFCOM – a leading industry association whose mission is to advance the professional development of individuals in the field of data center and facilities management. She is currently content editor for AFCOM.com as well as its weekly newsletter. Karen also oversees the Industry Perspectives section of Data Center Knowledge. She can be reached at karen.riccio@penton.com.

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