Data Center Colocation and Interconnection Services Provider Cologix Announces Columbus Data Center Now Ready for Service
February 18, 2018
Data center colocation and interconnection services company Cologix Inc. (Cologix) has announced its expanded data center in Columbus, Ohio, United States is now ready for service. Cologix, which has headquarters in Denver, Colorado, United States, was established in 2010. The company offers a range of “reliable, secure, scalable data center and interconnection solutions from 24 prime interconnection locations across 9 strategic North American edge markets”. Its services extend to managed services, cloud, content and critical infrastructure offerings alongside connection for business customers and partners. The company has data centers in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto and Vancouver. By bringing its Columbus center online Cologix has underscored its status as a “regional cloud hub’.
Cologix expanded its Columbus data center to triple its capacity at a cost of $130 million. Known as COL3, the new facility is Columbus’ largest vendor neutral data center. It is located on an 8-acre campus which also houses its existing COL1 and COL2 facilities. Combined the facilities offer connectivity to more than 50 network service providers and more than 20 cloud service providers (including AWS access through the AWS Direct Connect node). Built with 2N power and N+1 cooling, COL3 has an ‘EF-4’ tornado rating and K-rated perimeter fence with electronic security and surveillance. The center is though built in an area of the United States that is not prone to natural disasters.
"Columbus has been one of the fastest growing markets with the Cologix platform due to enterprise demand for robust cloud and connectivity choice," explained Cologix’s CEO, Grant van Rooyen. "Our Columbus data centers are able to support and facilitate large cloud and enterprise deployments and we are proud of the role we play within the technology ecosystem in Columbus and look forward to continued investment in the market."