By Yevgeniy Sverdlik, Data Center Knowledge
A newly formed company called New Jersey Fiber Exchange is building an East Coast data center that will provide connectivity to submarine cable systems that link U.S. to Europe and South America.
The roughly 50,000 square foot two-story data center will provide colocation suites or cabinets to companies interested in connectivity options available there. Mumbai-based telecommunications giant Tata Communications will provide access to its submarine cables, but the data center will be carrier-neutral.
NJFX is entering a busy market. There is no shortage of options for reaching submarine cable systems or data center providers that offer them on the East Coast. There are numerous cable landing stations in New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island, as well as in Massachusetts and Florida, connecting to Europe, Middle East, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean.