New network neutral data centre at 1050 West Pender Street to address unmet demand in downtown Vancouver
Denver, Colorado and Vancouver, British Columbia – July 30, 2013 – Cologix™, a network neutral interconnection and colocation company, today announced a 15,000 SQF expansion in downtown Vancouver at 1050 West Pender Street. The new data centre is intended to meet the strong demand for network neutral colocation space. Phase 1 of the new site will be available in 1Q 2014 and will provide for access to multiple carriers with Points of Presence (PoP’s) in the building as well as connectivity back to Cologix’s Meet-Me-Room in the carrier hotel at 555 West Hastings via a private fibre ring.
The expansion to 1050 West Pender builds on Cologix’s existing presence in 555 West Hastings. “Vancouver is the third largest city in Canada and our experience in the market shows it has been underserved from a data centre perspective for some time,” explains Sean Maskell, President of Cologix Canada. “We field regular requests from our diverse global customer base for establishing a connectivity-centric presence in Vancouver. In addition, Vancouver is home to a thriving set of tech savvy businesses that have not had access to reliable colocation capacity downtown and we look forward to fulfilling that need.”
“The demand for network neutral colocation continues to grow across Canada while the number of truly network neutral providers is decreasing. We are pleased with the investments we have made in Toronto and Montreal to add incremental capacity and it is natural that we are turning our attention to Vancouver,” stated Grant van Rooyen, Cologix President and Chief Executive Officer. “No other downtown Vancouver provider can offer the access to capacity for growth and network neutral connectivity that we will provide at 1050 West Pender Street.”
According to 451 Research’s recent “Canadian Market Assessment,” Cologix is the only data centre provider in Vancouver that focuses exclusively on colocation and interconnection. Cologix’s expansion is designed to support more than 350 cabinets at full capacity, which will roughly quadruple Cologix’s current network neutral capacity in downtown Vancouver. Cologix will leverage its new Tier 3 design build standards for concurrent maintainability and will include robust power redundancy and highly efficient, green cooling technologies, which will leverage free cooling enabled by the conducive climate.
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 in Dallas, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. With more than 330 network choices and twelve prime interconnection locations, Cologix currently serves over 550 carrier, managed services, cloud, media, content, 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 at www.cologix.com.
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