COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Following key publicly announced economic development wins like Amazon's new data centers, Ohio businesses just received another proof point that Columbus has emerged as a key growth market in the digital economy, bringing core digital infrastructure and jobs to the region. Cologix™, a network neutral interconnection and data center company, announced today that construction has begun on a 160K SQF, 18+MW data center on its current 8 acre campus in Columbus. The new $130M+ facility will become Columbus's largest neutral data center and will be directly linked to Cologix's existing data centers which are the most connected facilities in Ohio, offering connectivity to 45+ network service providers, 20+ cloud service providers and the Ohio-IX Internet Exchange.
Cologix has designed the site with the most sophisticated cloud providers and enterprises in mind. The data center will be built based on a concurrently maintainable design with 2N power and N+1 cooling. Further unique attributes include an EF-4 tornado rating, K-rated perimeter fence and 24x7 guards. The redundancy, scale, security and connectivity will allow Cologix to uniquely address growing market demand ranging from individual cabinets to multi-megawatt deployments.
Cologix has received all necessary permits, has completed all necessary site preparation work and expects to break ground immediately with its construction partners Parallel Technologies and Kraus Anderson. The construction effort is expected to employ 128 full time local trade jobs. The first phase is expected to be operational in mid 2017.
- Grant van Rooyen, CEO, Cologix
"Cologix's position as the leading data center and interconnection provider in Columbus has provided a unique perspective on key trends in the market. Large enterprises are increasingly interested in outsourcing internal data centers with an eye toward leveraging cloud services for some aspects of their IT systems. Until now, there has not been a neutral facility in Columbus that can combine connectivity with the scale that can support large cloud and enterprise deployments, and we are excited to address that need with our new data center."
- John Minor, President and Chief Investment Officer, JobsOhio
"The Cologix data center expansion brings more jobs to this state-of-the-art facility while expanding Ohio's fast-growing cloud computing capacity," said JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer John Minor. "This rapid development strengthens services that make Ohio even more attractive to businesses across sector lines by giving them nearby access to the new tools of the digital economy."
- Todd Swenson, IT Director, The Limited
"The Limited has been a satisfied Cologix customer for years now. We have been very pleased with the infrastructure supporting our IT equipment as well as the on-site technical experts and maintenance they provide. Cologix truly provides its customers a diverse selection of services as well as service providers which is one of the main reasons we continue to be a customer today. We are pleased to see Cologix invest to support our continued growth and expect other enterprises in the market will see the same benefits."
- Kenny McDonald, President and CEO, Columbus 2020
"Columbus is the fastest growing metro market in the Midwest in population, jobs and GDP. Cologix's expansion investment at the same time reinforces Columbus's regional importance in the telecom and cloud sectors and offers access to a range of services that help enable our local businesses to be competitive in the global economy."
About Cologix Inc.
Cologix Inc. is a network-neutral interconnection and colocation data center company headquartered in Denver. Cologix provides scalable interconnection services and secure, reliable colocation services. Cologix operates densely connected, strategically located facilities in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, Northern New Jersey, Toronto and Vancouver. With more than 450+ network choices and 24 prime interconnection locations, Cologix currently serves over 1,600 carrier, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers. The company's experienced local service teams are committed to providing its customers the highest standard of local customer support. To arrange a tour of the center closest to you, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.