New Jersey is the Gateway to the World: A Week in Review at NJFX

Gil Santaliz


November 15, 2018

NJFX hosted events this week centered around connecting the world with infrastructure, new technology, and new partners through the interconnected hub at the Wall, New Jersey Tier 3 CLS colocation campus. The direct subsea cable landings and a host of partners to address domestic as well as cloud connectivity drove this week’s discussions.

The week started with another edition of the C-Forum with a discussion centered on China connectivity options. China Unicom America, the world’s fourth-largest mobile service provider discussed leveraging NJFX’s carrier neutral data center and global interconnection capabilities for low latency, Alibaba cloud connections, as well as mobile and voice.  NJFX is uniquely positioned to offer China Unicom and other AsiaPac carriers, financial firms, and telecoms an east coast gateway and serve as a major hub of best in breed services including end-to end SD WAN, blockchain, and secure cloud access through its many service provider clients. Located on the edge of domestic and international networks and subsea cables, NJFX enables enterprises, financials and carriers to utilize direct routing, eliminate single points of failure and avoid typical network congestion points.

“Global communication providers require not only secure and reliable infrastructure, but also the agile framework in which to leverage leading technology,” comments Gil Santaliz, CEO and Founder of NJFX. “To stay competitive, its essential to obtain the reach, low latency access and flexibility to power critical applications, and NJFX’s award-winning data center provides the foundation for telecommunication and subsea cable providers to do just that.”

Through NJFX, a company can establish a presence on the U.S. east coast and can gain access to three (soon to be five) subsea cables, implement core operations, and back-up infrastructures. China Unicom America and others can also leverage NJFX’s efficient pathway to South America via Seabras-1, the first direct route between São Paulo and New York and lands at NJFX’s CLS facility

Opening direct access from NJFX CLS to Alibaba and other cloud providers is key for the new connectivity models needed to support enterprise applications. These new models were on display during the Silicon Shores event which NJFX hosted for the NJ Tech Council.  A wide variety of enterprises and providers discussed the changes in subsea network options, resiliency, and SDWAN solutions.  Our key partner, Epsilon demonstrated the Infiny platform to the group, displaying how on-demand networking is a reality and the advantages it has across industries. 

NJFX’s unique ecosystem of partners bring together inter-exchanging capacity and capabilities to enable new solutions including exploring blockchain technology through Open Crypto Trust.  The focus is always to enable:

  • Increased resiliency
  • Lower latencies
  • Increased access to higher speed connectivity
  • Increased capacity options
  • Removal of single points of failure

All of this is essential for spurring new technologies, innovative ways of communicating and making things happen globally.

NJFX also hosted the New Jersey Tech Council earlier this week, for NJTC’s signature event “Silicon Shore”, bringing together business and tech leaders on the NJFX campus.  New Jersey has long been a center of innovation and tech advancement from the days of Bell Labs, where the first fiber optics were created. The New Jersey Tech Council has a simple vision, to create a vibrant and connected business community in the tech sector, and Santaliz agrees. “New Jersey has a great deal of untapped potential at the moment. The infrastructure is here, the resources are here to make the epicenter of global connectivity, right here in New Jersey.”

View the interconnections of NJFX subsea partners on the NJFX Subsea Exchange map, illustrating diversity to NY, Canada, Asia-Pac, South America and Europe:


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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