Here's an exclusive sneak peek inside the new NYSE Euronext data center that is under construction in Mahwah, NJ. Earlier this spring, Wall Street & Technology had an insider's tour of the facility. The site, which will open later in 2010, is enormous. It's larger than a World War II aircraft carrier and is future built, meaning there is room to expand (both physically and in terms of using more power). There are 67 miles of conduit underneath the data center -- enough to stretch from 11 Wall Street (the home of the NYSE) to Mahwah and back. The site also has 28 megawatts of power, enough to power 4,500 residential homes. And to top things off, the building's main hallway is large enough to drive a truck through (literally). The data center will soon house all of NYSE Euronext's US exchange matching engines and is equipped to collocate all of the exchange's customers in a secure, low latency environment. Take a look at this sneak peek into the future of NYSE Euronext.
Editor's Note: Later this fall, when the data center is fully operational, WS&T will bring you a full photo gallery of all of the exchange's features and innovations.