The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry
The leading knowledge platform for the financial technology industry

A-Team Insight Blogs

Telx’s NJR3 Data Centre Opens Today!

Located in Clifton, NJ, Telx’s new 215,000 square foot data centre – dubbed NJR3 – is having its grand opening today.

Under construction since 2011 and built at a cost of $200 million, the three story LEED designed NJR3 features 100,000 square feet of usable “white space” for customer equipment, 24,000 kW of power, diversely fed from the grid, 16,200 kW of UPS and 27,000 kW from generators.

The Clifton location – which is Telx’s 19th data centre – is ideal for connectivity into financial markets, being on a direct path between, and equidistant to, NYSE Euronext’s Mahwah, NJ and Nasdaq OMX’s Carteret, NJ facilities, and with fibre connectivity into data centres operated by Equinix and Savvis.

According to data centre consultant Eric Thelen, managing director at DJS Group, NJR3 is “a perfect solution for combining arbitrage trading strategies and production data centres at significantly less cost than competing data centres in the area.” He characterises NJR3 as “a benchmark for how other facilities will be built moving forward.”

Says Telx’s head of financial services Shawn Kaplan, NJR3’s white space will be brought into operation in six phases, according to customer demand. Kaplan says that the first phase is ready for equipment installation now, and that contracts have been signed with early customers.

Also, adds Kaplan, the location of the building – around 12 miles inland from Manhattan and outside the 500 year flood plain – makes it attractive to firms that value continuity in the wake of events like Hurricane Sandy.

Related content

WEBINAR

Upcoming Webinar: Infrastructure monitoring: mapping technical performance to business performance

Date: 8 July 2021 Time: 10:00am ET / 3:00pm London / 4:00pm CET Duration: 50 minutes It’s a widely recognized truth that if you can’t measure something, you can’t improve its performance. As high-performance connectivity technologies have established themselves in the mainstream of financial firms’ trading architectures, the ability to monitor messaging and data infrastructures...

BLOG

TNS Adds Infrastructure Monitoring Capability to Financial Extranet

US network operator Transaction Network Services (TNS) has added a performance and utilisation monitoring capability to its secure financial markets extranet. TNS Oculus allows the company’s financial markets clients to assess the performance of the TNS services they are using, see the status of connected devices and assign entitlements through a point of access. The...

EVENT

Data Management Summit Virtual

The Data Management Summit Virtual will bring together the global data management community to share lessons learned, best practice guidance and latest innovations to emerge from the recent crisis. Join us online to hear from leading data practitioners and innovators from the UK, US and Europe who will share insights into how they are pushing the boundaries with data to deliver value with flexible but resilient data driven strategies.

GUIDE

Enterprise Data Management, 2009 Edition

This year has truly been a year of change for the data management community. Regulators and industry participants alike have been keenly focused on the importance of data with regards to compliance and risk management considerations. The UK Financial Services Authority’s fining of Barclays for transaction reporting failures as a result of inconsistent underlying reference...