A new Digital Realty project in Totowa marks the return of the build-to-suit data center in New Jersey, which was once a hotbed for single-tenant enterprise data centers. It’s the latest sign of improvement for demand in New Jersey and New York.
NJFX CEO Gil Santaliz has been in discussions with New Jersey officials about the merits of data center incentives, and is advocating for tax breaks that can make New Jersey more competitive with other leading markets.
Iron Mountain is building a 7.2 megawatt solar energy array on the roof of its massive data center building in Edison, N.J., which will be the largest rooftop solar deployment in the US data center industry.
Data center professionals say the New York/New Jersey region has begun to stabilize, as leasing has gradually absorbed vacant space. The market has seen new entrants, and one long-time player is reporting signs of a rebound.
CyrusOne’s $490 million acquisition of two facilities from Sentinel Data Centers highlights the growth opportunity in the Southeast, where low power costs have attracted investment in Internet infrastructure.
DuPont Fabros Technology said there has been strong interest in its New Jersey data center in Piscataway, N.J. and a sale could be completed in the third quarter. Bidders include both public and private data center companies.