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Press Release -- October 18th, 2011
Source: Cologix
Tags: Colocation, Datacenter, Ethernet, Exchange, Expansion

Cologix, a New Network Neutral Interconnection and Colocation Company Launches to Meet Growing Market Demand

400+ Customers; 200+ Network Choices; 9 Strategic Interconnection Locations   

Denver, Colo – October 18, 2011 – Cologix™, a network neutral interconnection and colocation company, today formally announced the launch of its company to the market.  Following the completion of the company’s fourth acquisition in eight months, Cologix has already established itself as a major North American provider with Meet-Me-Rooms in nine strategically located facilities in the United States and Canada.

“Network neutral interconnection and related colocation is extremely important and valuable infrastructure in the communications value chain.  Carriers are increasingly using Meet-Me-Rooms in network-dense locations as their primary on-ramps to meet demand, and network customers recognize the flexibility and cost-saving benefits from broad network provider choice,” said Grant van Rooyen, President and CEO, Cologix. “We intend to meet our customers’ demand for reliability and choice and are committed to supporting and earning our customers’ business every day.”

To date, Cologix has acquired: (1) the Navisite Datacenter located in the Dallas Infomart, (2) Canix Colo located in Montreal, Canada, (3) Telehouse Centre Canada located in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada and (4) Standard Connections located in Toronto, Canada.  Each of the acquired companies’ leadership and operating staff has joined the Cologix team and are equally committed to the Cologix vision.

“Our acquisitions have each brought long-standing customer relationships, great business partners and valuable interconnection positions in highly strategic markets,” stated Todd Coleman, COO, Cologix.  “Our platform is now a critical part of our customers’ network infrastructure and we will continue to demonstrate our high service standard and local customer support.”

Cologix currently operates nine facilities in Dallas, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver:
Cologix operates a data center and Meet-Me-Room in the Dallas Infomart, which is the preeminent carrier hotel in one of the most robust communications markets in the United States.  In response to both customer feedback and market demand, Cologix  has already invested in additional power infrastructure and leased an additional 10,000 square feet in the Infomart, which will be available for customers in 2012.

Cologix is Montreal’s leading network neutral provider, operating the only carrier hotel in the city.  Cologix enables connectivity to over 70 networks, through its Meet-Me-Room, and offers direct connectivity to the Montreal International Internet Exchange (MIIX).  Customers outside of Montreal recognize the strategic value of this market as an interconnection gateway to North America and an attractive alternative to markets like New York City.

In Toronto, Cologix supports over 150 customers in Canada’s preeminent telecommunications hub, 151 Front Street, where Cologix is one of the largest providers of connectivity, colocation space and power.  Cologix customers have access to interconnect to over 125 networks as well as a direct on-ramp to the Toronto Internet Exchange (TORIX).  In addition, the Standard Connections product suite provides Toronto customers a broader menu of interconnection services including active interconnection via Ethernet and optical switches, which enables customers to connect into the community without significant up-front capital costs.

Cologix recently completed an expansion in Vancouver, more than doubling its footprint in the Harbour Centre building at 555 West Hastings Street.  Growing demand for network neutral services in Vancouver has been supported by a vibrant local economy and its unique location where a significant number of U.S., Canadian and Asian networks intersect.

Cologix has strong financial backing from a premier group of equity sponsors, including Columbia Capital, Greenspring Associates and vR Equity Partners.  Cologix’s banking partners include the Royal Bank of Canada and JPMorgan Chase.

“We are fortunate to have partnered with sophisticated investors who truly understand the communications value chain and recognize the critical services we deliver to our customers,” stated van Rooyen.
About Cologix, Inc.

Cologix, Inc. is a network neutral interconnection and colocation company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, that provides massively scalable interconnection services and secure, reliable colocation services in densely connected, strategically located facilities.  With more than 200 network choices and nine prime interconnection locations, Cologix currently serves more than 400 carrier, media, financial services and enterprise customers. The company’s experienced team of communications infrastructure professionals is committed to providing its customers the highest standard of local customer support.

For more information about Cologix, please visit the company’s website
Media Contact:
Julia Kendall – Cologix
Office:   +1 720.940.2559
Mobile: +1 303.522.9758

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