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Press Release -- April 24th, 2019
Source: Ciena, Cologix
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Cologix Launches Cologix Access Marketplace – A Next-Generation Cloud Networking Product For Customers And Providers To Connect

Cologix leverages Ciena's Blue Planet to automate Cloud Service Provider connections

DENVERApril 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection and Hyperscale edge data center company, today announced the launch of its new Software-Defined Networking (SDN) connectivity platform, Cologix Access Marketplace, designed to directly connect customers to the cloud—in real time. Beginning with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, Cologix will offer a new virtual cloud on-ramp solution, allowing private, secure, and cost-effective connectivity to these Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). Within existing Cologix owned interconnection hubs, customers can now customize secure connectivity to one or multiple clouds in minutes from an automated self-serve portal.

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This new service enhances Cologix's current cloud on-ramp solution offerings, providing greater reach and control to enterprises. By combining the new automated connectivity solution with Cologix's robust interconnection hubs, including hundreds of Network Service Providers, CSPs, and additional Internet Exchange options, Cologix Access Marketplace will allow customers to utilize a self-serve portal to quickly and efficiently meet the connectivity, security, and growth needs of their business.  

"Cologix Access Marketplace supports our core vision, helping customers build and scale their businesses dynamically with on-demand, direct cloud access. We are simplifying interconnection processes and improving our product offering with a self-serve, SDN tool for enterprises to respond to their changing business needs with real-time provisioning, easily scaling up and down as needed," said Bill Fathers, Chairman and CEO of Cologix. "We are putting our enterprise customers in the driver's seat, helping them to lower costs, adapt quickly and improve efficiencies. With Cologix Access Marketplace, CSPs not only increase their reach, they also can deliver more consistent end-user experiences with secure, private connections."

To allow enterprise customers a seamless connection to multiple clouds, Ciena's Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration helps Cologix orchestrate and automate their new cloud service offerings and ultimately deliver a seamless and consistent end user experience. By leveraging Blue Planet, Cologix helps enterprise customers increase their service agility and business velocity by eliminating their reliance on manual cloud connect processes.

"At Blue Planet, we deliver automation across multi-domain, multi-layer and multi-vendor networks, which improves operational efficiency and simplifies the way customers provision services," said Rick Hamilton, Senior Vice President, Blue Planet, a division of Ciena. "With Blue Planet's Multi-Domain Service Orchestration, Cologix can help enterprises to build adaptive networks that keep pace with their business needs and take advantage of today's multi-cloud world."

Cologix will roll out connectivity to other major cloud providers with Cologix Access Marketplace soon.

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 AshburnColumbusDallasJacksonvilleLakelandMinneapolisMontrealNew JerseyToronto or Vancouver visit www.cologix.com or email sales@cologix.com. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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