Data center operator Telx announced on Wednesday it has completed its purchase of its new NJR2 data center from Mountain Development Corporation, as well as attained Tier III status for its NJR3 data center.
Both data centers are located at the Clifton, New Jersey campus. Telx first gave details about NJR3′s 215,000-square-foot, three-story data center in February 2012.
The purchase of NJR2, located at 100 Delawanna Avenue, allows Telx to “develop an advanced data center campus and future technology center for the evaluation and development of new data center products and services for clients,” according to the press release.
With full control of both facilities and the adjacent perimeter, Telx has begun to invest in property upgrades that will allow these facilities to comply with the most stringent of security and operational requirements.
Security upgrades will include a perimeter fence with anti-climb and intrusion detection technology, guarded perimeter property gates, full campus surveillance using advanced imaging technologies and other undisclosed new security enhancements.
In a post on Data Center Knowledge (Telx Buys Clifton Building as it Readies NJ Campus), Jason Verge pointed out that the two data centers “bring Telx closer to its ultimate endgame of creating a data center campus in Clifton, which is about 10 miles west of Manhattan.”
Telx’s NJR3 data center, located at 2 Peekay Driv, has achieved Tier III status from the Uptime Institute for its Concurrent Maintainability design.
The property has 215,000 gross square feet of high power density, energy efficient space and more than 100,000 square feet of customizable colocation space.
“We intend to develop both assets into a world-class interconnected property with both buildings adhering to some of the most stringent compliance requirements,” said Telx CEO Eric Shepcaro. “We are also excited to be able to fully control this entire location with new operating procedures, a secure perimeter and the development of a new Telx technology center for future R&D and product development. In fact we have already begun evaluating wireless and other technologies between this location and our Manhattan datacenters.”
Like all of its data centers, Telx’s Clifton Campus is a managed, carrier-neutral, secure environment built for enterprises, digital media and bio-pharm companies, financial services, network providers and carriers.
The campus is interconnected by diverse fiber back to Telx’s Manhattan locations as well. In addition, the new NJR3 data center follows energy-efficient standards in accordance with LEED requirements.
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