Cologix

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Cologix
IndustryData center management
FoundedDecember 2010; 12 years ago (2010-12)
Headquarters,
United States
Key people
Bill Fathers (Chairman and CEO)
Websitecologix.com

Cologix, a network neutral[1] interconnection and data center company,[2] provides data center solutions from 40+ interconnection locations across 11 North American markets. The edge markets that Cologix operates in are: Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville, Florida; Lakeland, Florida; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Montreal, Silicon Valley, California; Quebec; Toronto, Ontario; Northern New Jersey; and Vancouver, British Columbia.[3] The company supports five Internet exchanges.

Network locations[edit]

United States[edit]

Columbus[edit]

Cologix acquired DataCenter.BZ in February 2014,[4] procuring 86,000 square feet[5] across two data center facilities at 555 Scherers Court in Columbus, Ohio. The site is located at the intersection of two trunks of nationwide fiber optic network that carries most Internet transmissions.[6] Cologix is currently building a 160K SQF (half of that raised floor space), 18+MW data center on its existing 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, offering connectivity to 45+ network service providers, 20+ cloud service providers and the Ohio-IX Internet Exchange. The data center is built based on a concurrently maintainable design with 2N power and N+1 cooling. Further attributes include an EF-4 tornado rating, K-rated perimeter fence and 24x7 guards. The redundancy, scale, security and connectivity enables Cologix to address growing market demand ranging from individual cabinets to multi-megawatt deployments.[7]

Dallas[edit]

Dallas is situated at the major crossroads of network connectivity in the South Central United States. Cologix operates 40,000 square feet across two data centers in the Dallas Infomart,[8] including a meet-me-room.[9] The Dallas INFOMART building, is the region's preeminent carrier hotel located at 1950 North Stemmons Freeway. The INFOMART has the largest number of carriers out of any single building in a 900-mile radius, with more than 8,700 strands of fiber.

Jacksonville[edit]

Cologix operates two data centers in Jacksonville, Florida, including one site, JAX 1, at 421 West Church Street (the region's carrier hotel) and a second data center, JAX 2, at 4800 Spring Park Road which provides enterprise colocation and disaster recovery. Cologix maintains a meet-me-room in the 421 West Church Street building,[10] which is wired with submarine communications cable to connect to Central and South America.[11] Cologix connects the NAP of the Americas in Miami to Cologix's Jacksonville data center and meet-me-room at 421 West Church Street.[12] The 421 West Church Street site facilitates connections at the intersection of metro, long-haul and subsea fiber routes.[13]

Lakeland[edit]

Cologix operates 100,000 square feet of data center space in Lakeland, Florida[14] offering disaster recovery and colocation services from their data center.

Minneapolis[edit]

Cologix operates data center space and the meet-me-room[15] at the carrier hotel at the 511 Building (Minneapolis) in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota providing access to more than 80+ network providers.[16] Cologix also provides the Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE) with space and power in the 511 Building.[17]

Northern New Jersey[edit]

Cologix's Northern New Jersey data centers are located about 30 miles outside of Manhattan and 280+ feet above sea level. Cologix operates four New Jersey data centers and business continuity sites, within more than 230,000 SQF of usable floor space, provide enterprise‐grade colocation, cloud and managed services.

Canada[edit]

Cologix TOR 1 datacenter at 151 Front Street West.

Cologix operates 11 network neutral data centers in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.[18]

Montreal[edit]

Cologix operates more than 100,000 square feet of colocation space across seven data centers in Montreal, including in the carrier hotel at 1250 Rene Levesque West. A dedicated fiber ring connects the seven Cologix Montreal sites to share connectivity.[19] Additionally, the Montreal Internet Exchange (also known as QIX), deployed a core node with Cologix[20] at 1250 René-Lévesque West and 625 René-Lévesque West.

Toronto[edit]

Cologix operates two downtown Toronto data centers at 151 Front Street (the area's carrier hotel) and 905 King West in Toronto. The sites share connectivity through the use of a diverse metro fiber ring.[21] Cologix Toronto offers access to more than 150+ networks and provides a direct on-ramp to the Toronto Internet Exchange (TORIX).[22]

Vancouver[edit]

Cologix operates three data centers in Vancouver, British Columbia in the Harbour Centre at 555 West Hastings Street (VAN1), 1050 West Pender Street (VAN2) and 2828 Natal Street (VAN3).[23][24] The Vancouver Internet Exchange (VANIX), an open and participant-run non-profit Internet exchange, has nodes in VAN2 and in VAN3. Cologix is partnered with VANIX, contributing space and fiber optic network connections.[25][26]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Why colocation data centers are vital to the internet's connectedness". 27 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Cologix announces Minneapolis datacentre expansion | DataCentres.com". Archived from the original on 2014-11-12. Retrieved 2014-10-27.
  3. ^ "Cologix Acquires Colo5, Gains Two Florida Data Centers". 5 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Cologix Acquires DataCenter.BZ".
  5. ^ "Cologix buys land to expand former DataCenter.bz, hunt still on for second site - Columbus - Columbus Business First". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02.
  6. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2014/02/10/cologix.html[bare URL]
  7. ^ http://www.cologix.com/pdf/PressReleases/Cologix_COL3DataCenter_100M_Expansion_Final.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  8. ^ "Cologix Now Even More Wired at the INFOMART". 9 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Web Hosting Talk - the largest, most influential web hosting community on the Internet".
  10. ^ "Allied Fiber Adds PoP to Cologix' Jacksonville Facility". 3 July 2014.
  11. ^ "Cologix's acquisition of Colo5 solidifies spot in Jacksonville tech economy - Jacksonville Business Journal". Archived from the original on 2014-10-13.
  12. ^ "StackPath".
  13. ^ "Allied Fiber Adds PoP to Cologix' Jacksonville Facility". 3 July 2014.
  14. ^ "Cologix acquires Colo5, expands Jacksonville footprint and adds Lakeland, Fla. - FierceTelecom". Archived from the original on 2014-10-28. Retrieved 2014-10-27.
  15. ^ "Cologix Expands in Minnesota's Most Connected Building". 8 January 2014.
  16. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/news/2014/01/08/cologix-doubles-size-of-its-downtown.html[bare URL]
  17. ^ "Contributions - Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange".
  18. ^ "Web Hosting Talk - the largest, most influential web hosting community on the Internet".
  19. ^ "Cologix lights up new data center, interconnect hub in Montreal".
  20. ^ "QIX launches its core node in Cologix's Montreal data centre - Connections +". Archived from the original on 2014-10-28. Retrieved 2014-10-27.
  21. ^ "Cologix Expands Operations in Toronto". 2 May 2012.
  22. ^ "Cologix Launches, Offers Colo in Four Markets". 18 October 2011.
  23. ^ http://www.techrockies.com/cologix-expands-in-vancouver-canada/s-0054206.html
  24. ^ "Cologix: VAN3 Vancouver Data Center".
  25. ^ "Vancouver Internet Exchange Now Available at Cologix's Pender St. Data Center".
  26. ^ "Vancouver Internet Exchange (VANIX) Deploys at Cologix's New Vancouver Interconnection Hub VAN3".