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Cologix Acquires COLO-D, Montreal’s Leading Provider of Hyperscale Data Centers

December 20, 2018

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 sales@cologix.com. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.

COLO-D unveils the Drummondville data center’s new look

December 17, 2018

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.

About COLO-D

 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.

COLO-D ranked 3rd fastest growing company in Canada on Deloitte’s 2018 Technology Fast 50™

November 15, 2018

Montreal, QC, November 15, 2018 — COLO-D today announced it ranked 3rd in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ program award for its rapid revenue growth, entrepreneurial spirit and bold innovation. The program and annual award distinguishes 50 Canadian technology companies with the highest revenue-growth percentage over the past four years. COLO-D grew 10,942 percent during this period.

The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program winners consist of public and private companies in the technology sector, which have transformed the industry. Now in its 21st year, the program runs alongside the broader Deloitte North American Technology Fast 500™, with winners automatically eligible for this elite ranking.

According to COLO-D’s Chief Executive Officer, Patrick David, COLO-D’s ability to deliver data center solutions for the ever-evolving needs of the hyperscale cloud service provider has fueled the company’s 10,942 percent revenue growth. “COLO-D is constantly looking to develop next-generation environments via the most innovative technologies to fulfill the customer’s need to go to market quickly,” he said.

To qualify for the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking, companies must have been in business for at least four years, have revenues of at least $5 million, be headquartered in Canada, own proprietary technology, conduct research and development activities in Canada and invest a minimum of five percent of gross revenues in R&D.

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ – The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 program is Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program. Celebrating business growth, innovation and entrepreneurship, the program features three distinct categories including the Technology Fast 50 Ranking, Companies-to-Watch Awards (early-stage Canadian tech companies with the potential to be a future Deloitte Technology Fast 50 candidate) and the Leadership Awards (companies that demonstrate technological leadership and innovation within the industry.) Program sponsors include Deloitte, 3C Innovation, BCF Business Law, Bank of Montreal, Bennett Jones, CBRE, First West Capital and OMERS Ventures . For further information, visit www.fast50.ca.

 

About COLO-D

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 the ever-evolving technological needs of tomorrow’s largest organizations.