Data center construction is busting out all over New Jersey. The latest project is an expansion by colocation provider Net Access, which this week broke ground on a significant expansion to its data center in Parsippany, New Jersey. The Parsippany II facility, which opened in 2010, will more than double its size to add space for another 1,500 cabinets of customer IT gear.
"We are very excited to be breaking ground on this data center expansion in less than three years since opening Parsippany II," said Blake Ellman, CEO of Net Access. "By increasing the facility size from 50,000 square feet to over 120,000 square feet, we will not only enable current customers at this facility to expand, but also provide plenty of space for new customers in the coming years. With our close proximity to Manhattan, onsite D/R seating, and full suite of cloud and managed services, an increasing number of enterprises are selecting Net Access for their IT infrastructure needs."
The 70,000 square foot expansion will be a two-story facility with high floor load and high roof load capacities, and is expected to come online in the second quarter of 2014. Net Access will add 9 megawatts of power capacity, allowing it to support higher power densities of up to 20 kW per cabinet for customer installations in the new space. The company has 12 megawatts already available on site.
"We are committed to supporting high density power needs and enabling future growth for our customers," said Alex Rubenstein, COO of Net Access. "With N+1 and 2N+1 power configurations available, consumption based power billing, custom sized private and shared cages, backed by our experienced technical support and facilities teams, this is a compelling solution for businesses evaluating data center services."
Net Access is hardly alone among providers seeing an expansion opportunity in the New Jersey data center market, where CoreSite, Digital Realty and Internap all are building new facilities, and Telx just completed a construction project. The New Jersey data center market is segmented, with active players in both the wholesale and retail level. Demand is driven by the financial services sector, with Wall Street companies often seeking space to support trading or disaster recovery needs. But the state is also a hub for the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare businesses, along with the small business sector.
Net Access operates three data centers in Morris County, New Jersey, including two facilities in Parsippany and one in Cedar Knolls. Continue to the next page for a look inside their facilities.