Originally posted on Data Center POST by Kathy Xu

NJFX Gil Santaliz ITW 2016Data Center POST recently sat down with Gil Santaliz, Founder and Managing Member at New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), to discuss the company’s “Tier 3 By the Subsea” facility in Wall Township, New Jersey.  NJFX is the first Tier 3 carrier-neutral colocation facility that intersects where subsea cables from the United States, South America, Europe and the Caribbean meet. This new facility generates the ability for customers to take control of their networks as they are no longer forced to rely on traditional backhaul solutions.

Data Center POST, Kathy Xu (DCP-KX) Question:  What is the idea of “Tier 3 by the Subsea” – what problems are you looking to solve?

NJFX, Gil Santaliz (NJFX-GS) Answer: The idea of putting a data center in the heart of a cable landing station is really something that hasn’t been done before, but it makes perfect sense. Our new facility generates open access to an intercontinental landing station with pipes that span across Europe, North America, South America and the Caribbean. This kind of direct connection allows our tenants to pick up capacity at the source without having to use back channels throughout New York City. In essence, we are eliminating the strategy of traditional backhaul and establishing in its place private backhaul with lower latency and fewer points of failure.

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