Is the New Jersey Wholesale Market Back on Track?

Two weeks ago,without much fanfare,Sentinel Data Centers announced that it had signed three major leases with “the largest”Fortune 500 firms for an initial aggregate footprint of 50,000 SF of turnkey data center space.  Since Sentinel’s first phase in  Somerset,N.J. represents 50,000 sf of data center space,this means that Sentinel has effectively sold out its first phase.  This press release came three weeks after The Wall Street Journal proclaimed that there was a “glut”of New Jersey data center space.

Meanwhile,we’ve heard from Digital Realty Trust ,that the company is now at 100% capacity in . . . →Read More:Is the New Jersey Wholesale Market Back on Track?

Space Invaders:The Take up of Colocation in NYC &NJ

In the latest issue of Datacenter Dynamics Focus I was quoted regarding the NYC and NJ colocation and wholesale data center market.  For Datacenter Dynamics’take on the market and some of my insights,check out the article here:Space Invaders:The Take up of Colocation in NYC and New Jersey

The Future of Wholesale Data Centers

If you read our market reports,you may have read that some of the largest and most active customers of Wholesale Data Center space are large technology companies like Microsoft,Facebook,Yahoo! and Google.

With that in mind,you may have found today’s Wall Street Journal article regarding Facebook’s Prineville Oregon data center interesting.  The article is entitled:“Facebook Data Center is Boon for Oregon Town.”

Rendering of Facebook's Prineville Data Center

The article describes Facebook’s ambition to build yet a second data center in Prineville,just like the first 300,000 sf facility (the first phase of which is not even open yet!).  You may . . . →Read More:The Future of Wholesale Data Centers