COLOGIX ACQUIRES METRO OPTIC; ADDING INTERCONNECTION HUB IN MONTREAL AND HYPERSCALE EDGE CAPACITY IN TORONTO
Montreal Interconnection hub is key termination point for subsea cables and adds a further 30+ carriers to the Cologix ecosystem
DENVER – March 4, 2019 — Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection and Hyperscale edge data center company, today announced it has acquired Montreal based infrastructure provider Metro Optic with data center facilities in Montreal, QC and Toronto, ON. In addition to adding data center capacity the acquisition also strengthens the Company’s ability to support its wholesale, carrier and Hyperscale customers by providing diverse, high strand count dark fiber between their data center campuses and to the multiple public cloud on-ramps that are hosted in existing Cologix owned interconnection hubs. Cologix also gains 30+ new carriers with unique subsea cable routes into Montreal and adds to its existing colocation and network connectivity hubs with data centers in Montreal and Toronto.
“We are thrilled to continue our investment in our Canadian footprint by adding an additional interconnection hub in Montreal and our eleventh data center in that market. The metro dark fiber assets enable us to connect our entire campus there, and provide enterprises with low cost access to AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud and Google Cloud. We are also pleased to be adding Hyperscale edge capacity in Toronto, with unique connectivity to Cologix’s MMR in 151 Front Street,” said Bill Fathers, Chairman and CEO of Cologix. “This acquisition allows us to maximize the value and efficiency of our Montreal footprint by offering Hyperscale capacity, access to robust interconnection hubs and now also the underlying infrastructure to connect those entities.”
Cologix acquired Hyperscale data center provider, COLO-D, in December of 2018 combining a unique product of Hyperscale Edge capacity from their data centers with robust interconnection diversity from Cologix’s existing footprint of seven interconnection data centers throughout the city. This latest acquisition adds a new interconnection hub in downtown Montreal, located near Cologix’s MTL3 (1250 Rene Leveque) data center with connectivity between the two sites and also adds Hyperscale capacity data center in Markham, ON, just outside of Toronto, designed to Tier III standards with connectivity back to Cologix’s 151 Front Street MMR.
“We are excited to join the largest Hyperscale and interconnection company in Canada,” stated Michael Bucheit, CEO Metro Optic. “Cologix is closely aligned with our core vision to offer our customers extended geographic reach and hyperscale cloud access in key North American markets while maintaining network, data center and carrier neutrality.”
About Cologix Inc.
Cologix provides reliable, secure, scalable Hyperscale edge data center solutions from 28 prime interconnection hubs across 9 strategic North American markets. Over 1,600 leading network, MSPs, cloud, media, content, financial and enterprise customers trust Cologix to support their business critical infrastructure and connect them to customers, vendors and partners. Our dedicated, experienced local teams and scalable solutions enable us to provide industry-leading customer service and the ability to successfully support customers at the Internet’s new edge. For a tour of one of our data centers in Ashburn, Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto or Vancouver visit www.cologix.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Cologix Acquires COLO-D, Montreal’s Leading Provider of Hyperscale Data Centers
Cologix combines existing interconnection platform with industry-leading hyperscale offering to meet market demand for cloud proximity
DENVER, CO and MONTREAL, QC, December20, 2018 – Cologix, a network and cloud-neutral interconnection and data center company, today announced the acquisition of COLO-D. This acquisition integrates COLO-D’s best-in-breed Hyperscale Edge campus in Montreal with Cologix’s leading interconnection ecosystem and data center platform. COLO-D adds 50MW of Hyperscale data center capacity to Cologix’s existing Montreal footprint which spans 7 data centers throughout the region. With this integration, Cologix is now the only data center provider to offer Hyperscale ready-for-service capacity combined with unparalleled interconnection solutions.
“The COLO-D acquisition is representative of our investment and commitment to offering tethered hyperscale data centers in order to meet and exceed the needs of the rapidly growing hyperscale edge and cloud connectivity markets. COLO-D and Cologix combine the necessary physical infrastructure with the cloud and network onramps to a robust connectivity ecosystem that hyperscalers require,” said Bill Fathers, Chairman and CEO, Cologix. “We welcome Patrick and the COLO-D team to the Cologix family and look forward to collectively growing our business in order to meet customer needs.”
The acquisition solidifies Cologix’s leading position in Montreal and reinforces their commitment and investment to bring highly connected capacity to the Montreal market in order to serve as the connective tissue supporting the rapid data center growth throughout the province. Cologix will deploy over $500M in data infrastructure investment throughout their Montreal footprint by the end of 2019 including a 12K SQF, N+1, 3MW expansion in their downtown MTL7 data center. Collectively the Companies now offer choice of 75+ networks and direct on-ramps to the leading Hyperscale service providers in the world including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM Cloud.
“Montréal represents a fast growing and increasingly strategic market that has already attracted the biggest cloud platforms in the world, with an abundance of very low cost power derived from renewable energy sources,” stated Patrick David, President and CEO, COLO-D. “Cologix has continually demonstrated an unmatched commitment to the needs of the region in terms of data center capacity, resources and infrastructure, and we’re pleased to now be part of their team. The combination with Cologix will further strengthen COLO-D’s market position and allows us to accelerate our growth in this market and beyond.
About Cologix Inc.
Cologix provides reliable, secure, scalable data center and interconnection solutions from 27 prime interconnection locations across nine strategic North American edge markets. Over 1,600 leading network, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers trust Cologix to support their business-critical infrastructure and connect them to customers, vendors and partners. Our dedicated, experienced local teams and scalable solutions enable us to provide industry-leading customer service and the ability to successfully support customers at the internet’s new edge. For a tour of one of our data centers in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto or Vancouver visit www.cologix.com or email email@example.com. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.
COLO-D unveils the Drummondville data center’s new look
Montreal, December17, 2018 – COLO-D, a leading data center solution provider for large enterprises, is giving its Drummondville data center an architectural makeover. After several years of growth and development, COLO-D continues to invest in its facilities to harmonize the look of the different sites and continue providing customers with peace of mind, agility and unparalleled expertise.
Led by DMA architects, this project to transform and unify COLO-D’s look is in line with the vision of a high-tech site, combining security with a positive customer experience. The work will involve replacing the exterior façade, as well as, renovating and expanding the lobby to facilitate customer entry. To further enhance the site’s security, new biometric devices and astate-of-the-art visitor registration system will be installed.
With this renovation project, COLO-D is proud to continue providing customers with a unique experience.
COLO-D designs, develops and operates flexible, cutting-edge data center solutions. Clients include cloud providers, financial institutions, government agencies and other large enterprises. Backed by industry experts with unmatched expertise, COLO-D delivers wholesale data center solutions able to meet theever-evolving technological needs of tomorrow’s largest organizations.