Nearly 300,000 New Jersey Higher Education Students Represented at Connectivity Event

Gil Santaliz


March 29, 2018

New Jersey is a hotbed of tech and telecom activity. Companies like Amazon, Facebook and Google are either already making or considering infrastructure investments in the state due to the rich ecosystem of connectivity, data center options and a favorable business and technology climate. NJFX is working closely with enterprises, educational organizations, OTTs, carriers and service providers who want to be a part of this growth and leverage ways to:

  • Lower network latencies
  • Establish secure connectivity to the US, North America, South America, and Europe
  • Diversify their networks
  • Bypass the typical congested Manhattan routes
  • Access global connectivity from a Tier-3, secure and hardened facility that is protected as critical infrastructure under the Department of Homeland Security

To kick off another great week at Tier-3 by the subsea, NJFX had the pleasure of hosting NJEdge for a CIO Forum event. NJEdge aims to deliver and sustain a healthy, vibrant, and thriving technology ecosystem that is purpose-built for the communities that they serve. Through active collaboration, adaptive technology, transformative engagement and defined solutions, NJEdge has designed a national model of excellence in research and education networking in New Jersey and beyond. The event itself brought together 20 leading New Jersey CIOs, including those from Epsilon TelecommunicationsHammer Fiber and Tata Communications, and from colleges and universities representing nearly 300,000 students across their campuses.

Epsilon, a global connectivity and communications service provider, operates a carrier-grade, next-generation terabit optical backbone and has a presence in the NJFX colocation facility in Wall, NJ. To kick off the first presentation of the day, Carl Roberts, COO of Epsilon, introduced the company’s Global SD-WAN platform, which allows for pay-as-you-go international connectivity, available at NJFX.

The afternoon continued with Roberts and the Tata Communications team, who shifted gears and discussed bypassing New York City at NJFX. Through its proximity at NJFX, Epsilon customers can bypass congested and costly fiber paths in New York City coming from Ashburn VA, which has long been a choke point of data center connectivity. Furthermore, NJFX is able to provide the direct connectivity to the Ti Sparkle submarine cables from Brazil, which enter directly into the cable landing station Campus in New Jersey.

To wrap up the day, all attendees were provided an overview of the NJFX colocation facility, providing a first-hand understanding of the Tier 3 by the subsea high quality, secure infrastructure.

“NJFX is honored to host such a forward-thinking group,” commented Gil Santaliz, CEO for NJFX. “We look forward to continuing the discussion as our team drives next-generation connectivity solutions at the only colocation campus in the US located at a Cable Landing Station.”


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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