Phoenix-bound no longer, i/o Data Centers has opened a huge new facility on the east coast. It is located in the former New York Times plant at Exit 10 off the New Jersey Turnpike in Edison, which spans 830,000 square feet. That much space would take a long time to build out, but this is i/o’s new modular showcase and the first modules are already ready to go. They build the modules on demand in Phoenix at their ‘factory’ and shipping them over via tractor trailer.
That means there is capacity available immediately, no need to wait a year or two. In fact, they’re already selling DCaaS space in i/o New Jersey, with the first being from their existing customer base. The idea here is that i/o can do this anywhere in North America, thus taking its capabilities to a much wider market. New Jersey is an obvious place for the first such facility; I wonder if we’ll see additional space show up in the other major datacenter markets or in harder to reach places. In other words, does a modular design change the geographical optimization equation or not?
When full, i/o New Jersey will have 35,000 cabinet equivalents and up to 100MW of power. Two IP backbones are already connected, with several more on the way.
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