From the Ground Up: NJFX Completes Data Center Construction

September 13, 2016

New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) broke ground less than a year ago on its Tier 3, carrier-neutral data center and in just a week it will open its doors to over-the-top (OTT) content providers, multinational enterprises, ISPs, carriers and dark fiber network providers. The official launch of the new facility, taking place on September 21, marks the completion of the second phase of the NJFX campus build out.

NJFX is currently in discussions with strategic customers with larger footprint requirements of over 150 high density cabinets. It will focus its efforts on retail cabinets for carriers, OTT’s and Enterprise cages for up to 50% of its primary business, ensuring direct access to the world’s only Tier 3 Transatlantic Cable Landing Station Campus. The campus directly interconnects Europe, South America and North America with 8 unique fiber base US carriers in the North East to provide unprecedented route diversity end-to-end.

Completing the build of the new Tier 3 compliant data center in just one year was an incredible feat made possible by Frank Farrugia, Senior Manager of Facilities Operations at Equinix, who brought over 40 years of experience as the designer of the site and the dedicated crews that worked tirelessly to bring this industry-changing idea to life. The build is all the more impressive when you look at the stats.

Facility Details:

  • Two story, 64,800 sq. ft. facility
  • Over 1,100 cabinet capacity
  • Independent Tier 3 and MEF/FP-designed neutral network hub
  • Located on Tata Communications’ international CLS
  • Carrier-neutral MMR
  • 24/7 on-site security
  • Secure loading dock access
  • Sub-dividable first and second floor
  • Hurricane 5-resistant infrastructure


  • 10MW design adjacent to Utility Substation
  • Additional 9MW reserved capacity through on-site Jersey Central Power & Light substation
  • High- and low-density solutions for flexible colocation
  • N+1 UPS with configurable distribution for up to 20kW/cabinet loads
  • N+1 indoor generators with on-site stand-by diesel fuel for five days of uninterrupted power
  • Designated as a NJ Critical infrastructure priority site for fuel replenishment program
  • Annual PUE of 1.35 with Evaporative rooftop cooling solution and backup water tanks


About NJFX:

NJFX is a Tier 3 Carrier Neutral Cable Landing Station campus. Our colocation ecosystem has expanded to over 35 network operators offering flexibility, reliability, and security. Our Wall, NJ location provides direct access to multiple subsea cable systems giving our carriers diverse connectivity solutions and offers direct interconnection without recurring cross-connect fees.

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