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NJFX Hosts Colocation Campus Tour for Top Financial Institutions

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We’re hearing that more and more companies in the financial sector are seeking to receive the multiple benefits and services that data centers offer, but often find themselves running into trouble finding an IT Infrastructure that fits all of their needs. With so many important factors to consider - low latency, security, diversity, and clarity, to name a few - finding a facility that fits all your financial services’ needs can sometimes feel as though you’re digging for a diamond in the rough. We understand, and feel your pain, so that’s why we brought some of the top financial institutions in the industry to the NFJX colocation campus on April 26th to show them that the financial and banking communities do in fact have choices.

By collocating at the NJFX campus, financial institutions benefit from the following:

Network Integrity: NJFX is 100% carrier neutral. Users have a choice when selecting the cables that move their data from our campus to various cable landing points, and we’re not just talking locally, but across the globe. Once you’re in the NJFX campus, you can go across the ocean. No longer will your management team ask about those typical failure points from NYC to Europe. Diversify your network and seek the clarity you need for peace of mind. 

Reliability: NJFX is the only data center campus that offers direct connectivity via adjacent subsea cables to multiple backhaul providers for fast and diverse connectivity to Ashburn VA, Chicago, Philadelphia, North Carolina, Dallas and other cities in the U.S., eliminating legacy facilities and network congestion you often face with traditional data in NYC. Not to mention, NJFX is a Homeland Security site and we leverage that status during any national disaster or emergency. 

NJFX TourReduced Costs: With the NJFX campus providing an alternative route allowing your data to bypass New York City, we eliminate those recurring cross-connect fees putting that money back into your pocket.

Maximized Performance: Did we mention we’re expanding by 48-Acres? This means you’ll be looking at a Tier 4 site, and perhaps another CLS on top of the one we already have. With this expansion, NJFX will become one of the most important internet connection locations in the world.

So, how do you as a financial company get in on this juicy deal? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today to learn more about your choices.

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NJFX Supports the Media and Entertainment Industry’s Exponential Data Growth

Digital content within the media and entertainment (M&E) industry has grown exponentially over the past several years. As production standards shift from High Definition to Ultra High Definition, the amount of data generated is too large and too expensive for traditional storage and transfer infrastructure to handle.

A media business’ success hinges on finding a cost-effective means of managing the growth of its content and transferring it for production, broadcast, on-demand or streaming. High-speed 10 Gigabit Ethernet capabilities are making it possible to move and retrieve huge amounts of video data instantly and inexpensively. As a result, M&E companies like digital content creation facilities and post-production houses are moving their activities to the cloud via physical networking architectures that can support the volume of the digital work they create. NJFX’s Meet-Me-Room (MMR) offers an effective solution to meet this need.

NJFX: Meeting the M&E Industry’s Distribution Needs

Our International Cable Landing Station MMR offers a streamlined, cost-effective and secure means for organizations to move their content from raw material to the post-production phase. Our customers benefit from a high level of connectivity to leading service providers and the company’s industry-leading Wavelength, Ethernet, MPLS, DIA and Cloud services. As a result, M&E networks that establish a Point of Presence (PoP) within our MMR are able to connect physically, in one place, with global post-production, storage, theater, aggregator, cable/MSO, satellite, and delivery services. In this way, NJFX contributes to increasing the operational efficiency of our M&E clients.

Our MMR service is both a cost-effective and secure solution for the media industry as a whole. By connecting directly to leading Internet Exchanges, growth in demand for content/data can be simply addressed by segmenting networks as opposed to adding physical storage devices. For example, a production company that has taken a 10 gigabit port within the Internet Exchange can, at zero cost, segment its distribution networks via virtual LAN to mitigate the time it takes to upload large files. Networking segmentation also enhances the organization’s security by taking its data streams off the public Internet.

By becoming tenants of our MMR, organizations gain access to a physical network architecture that is easy to use, secure and less expensive than non-cloud-based storage and data transfer infrastructure. NJFX is ideal for content providers who recognize the importance of joining a digital data system that can easily adapt to their constantly evolving needs.

For more information on how you can benefit from our MMR and colocation facility, contact us today.

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Saving Your Business from a Disaster

Disaster recovery; two words with huge impact. Whether you’re a company of 20 or of 20,000, a disaster recovery plan is a must-have. But, if you’re still questioning the importance of having a DR plan in place, let us take a moment to break-down its significance for your organization.

NJFX Disaster Recovery New Jersey

For most businesses, disaster recovery and preparation remains top of mind due to the possible occurrence of natural disasters, accidents and unforeseen incidents. But did you know that the average cost of unplanned outages to a company is $7,900 per minute. We’ll let that sink in for a minute...

The truth is, there are several factors that could contribute to points of failure within thenetwork; demand, proximity to major markets, climate, and customer accessibility, to name a few. For NJFX, the answer is simple. Our new 10,000-square-foot facility, hardened with direct fiber network elements and back up generators with room for UPS (Uninterruptible Power Service), offers metro providers with the strategic disaster recovery capabilities they require, along with added redundancy and continuity.

Differentiating themselves from the typical data “hubs,” NJFX is located in Wall, NJ, making them a successful DR site located far enough from New York City carrier hotels as well as other data center hubs in other parts of New Jersey, thereby eliminating typical points of network failure.

NJFX, New Jersey, Data Center, Disaster Recovery

Even during the latest snow storm that caused power outages all over the state of New Jersey, NJFX’sgenerators and UPS didn’t miss a beat due to their reliable utility power. With the recent announcement of their 48-acre expansion plan, NJFX will now have the ability to provide a customized solution on their campus whether it be data center or individual colocation space. The expansion will also include office space for team collaboration, as well as an offsite command center, if needed.

The ability to support clients with a disaster recovery plan, while also providing them with the convenience of having secure, direct access to their network at NJFX’s cable landing station campus, is just another amenity that sets NJFX apart from other providers in the industry.

The take away? Be disaster ready with NJFX. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today to learn how to protect your business critical operations.

 

 

Sources:

Data Center Dynamics: http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/content-tracks/power-cooling/one-minute-of-data-center-downtime-costs-us7900-on-average/83956.fullarticle

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Connectivity for the Holidays

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell… How are you going to jingle bell rock out without proper connectivity this holiday season? Christmas just isn’t Christmas without streaming music, video chatting, and your Pinterest wish list! All joking aside, the Internet really has revolutionized Christmas, in so many ways. It’s the time to get connected and have a swell time this holiday season.

Busy sidewalks, the slog to the shopping mall, the treachery that is finding a parking spot, and fighting over the last Cabbage Patch Doll is no longer necessary, in fact, neither are pants. According to statista.com, 23.3% of all shopping is done online, and that number rises annually. Silver bells are now delivered directly to your door.

While there’s no place like home for the holidays, there are any number of reasons that being away from your family is a reality. Nowadays, you’re but a video call away. Your computer, your tablet, even your phone act as your portal right into your elementary student’s holiday concert, your Grandma’s dinner table, or your parents’ living room. Home for the holidays doesn’t necessarily need to mean you’re physically home sweet home any more.  

santa mailbox 1904131 1280Last Christmas you mailed out your cards; Think of how expensive that postage was! Not to mention getting them signed, sealed, and off to the post office. E-cards have been around for a while, but e-cards of 2016 are far different from e-cards of Christmas past. Now, not only do you have a plethora of generic online options, you also have access to graphic designers all over the world thanks to online marketplaces. Save some cash, save some clutter, and rest assured that no one will be giving these away the very next day.

The chestnuts are roasting on an open fire, jack frost has sufficiently nipped at your nose, and the yuletide carols are being streamed directly to your mobile device. Making holiday playlists is akin to the holiday mix tapes and burnt CDs from days of yore, but way easier. With a click of your mouse, or the tap of your finger suddenly curates your holiday favorites, from Dolly & Kenny to Bing & Bowie, your eyes and ears will be all a-glow.

Connectivity has changed and evolved the holidays, and allowed families to create new traditions. All of the Christmas connectivity is possible thanks to flexible, reliable and secure networks.

Although it’s been said many times, many ways, NJFX wishes you a merry holiday season, and a happy connected 2017!

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Eliminating Backhaul for Low Latency, Financial Networks

Low latency is a common concern for many network providers, especially those who support customers within the finance sector, who heavily rely on speedy connections to maintain a competitive advantage and achieve optimal business performance. To successfully offer that low latency financial institutions crave, network providers always have to go back to the question of backhaul.

The key to maintaining a low latency network is having a clear and short fiber route. A clear fiber route has by far the biggest impact on latency and if a data center has two routing options, then the shortest one of the two is always the better option.

Unfortunately, fiber is not always routed along the most direct path between locations, and the cost of rerouting fiber can be very high, which has caused some operators to build new low latency fiber routes between key financial centers and employ low-latency systems to run over these links. Luckily, in NJFX’s case, we took this into account when building our Tier III facility in Wall, NJ.

NJFX MAPNJFX offers a unique opportunity, as our campus sits atop the landing points of subsea cables from around the globe, allowing customers to bypass bottlenecks like New York, Newark and Piscataway, thereby eliminating the need for traditional backhaul solutions. By facilitating direct interconnection options at the cable-end and eliminating the need for backhaul altogether, control is put back in the hands of the carrier-neutral operators, enterprises and of course, financial firms.

As you can guess, the facility’s location and proximity to key subsea cable landing points is a highly sought after location that fosters domestic and international strategic partnerships for interconnection. This allows financial exchanges between the US, Europe and LATAM to have lower latency going through NJFX's data center in Wall than, say, one in other locations across the Northeast. That isn’t all either, to compliment its already robust low latency network, NJFX will be investing in the development of a strategically placed monopole. Stay tuned for more details!

To learn more about how we can eliminate unnecessary backhaul for your business, visit www.NJFX.net and don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn!

 

Sites used: http://www.rcrwireless.com/20140513/network-infrastructure/backhaul-network-definitions-cellular-backhaul-definition

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http://www.lightwaveonline.com/articles/print/volume-29/issue-6/feature/network-latency-how-low-can-you-go.html

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