28K SQF Data Center to Support Enterprise Demand and Peering at the
“New Edge of the Internet”
DENVER & MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
neutral interconnection and data
center company, today announced a new 28,000 SQF data center
expansion in downtown Minneapolis at 511 11th Avenue. The
facility will come online within 2014 and the new data center will
double Cologix’s footprint in the building, making Cologix the largest
tenant in the carrier hotel. Customers in the facility will enjoy the
same unique direct access to Cologix’s Meet-Me-Room, which presents more
than 70 network providers.
“We continue to see strong demand in Minneapolis across all customer
segments and increasingly from financial institutions and large
enterprises,” explains Grant van Rooyen, Cologix President and Chief
Executive Officer. “Our new data center will provide all our customers
with more of the highly robust infrastructure for which we are well
known and the benefits of the broadest connectivity choice in the Upper
Midwest, all within easy access from IT offices in and around downtown.
The new capacity will also support content and cloud providers who are
recognizing Minneapolis as an ideal peering market, and the new edge of
“The Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE) has enjoyed a fruitful
partnership with Cologix in the 511 Building throughout its formative
years,” explained Shaun Carlson, Network Engineering Manager, Arvig and
member MICE Board of Governors. “In the past year MICE’s average traffic
has quadrupled and we are seeing increased interest from networks and
media providers alike in Minneapolis as a peering alternative to
Chicago. Cologix’s new downtown expansion is good news for the peering
community as it will provide new capacity to attract additional peers to
the budding community.”
According to 451 Research, Cologix is the only data center provider in
Minneapolis that focuses exclusively on colocation and interconnection.
At full capacity, Cologix’s new facility is designed to support 600
incremental cabinets. For more information on the Minneapolis market and
interconnection community, please contact MIN.Sales@cologix.com.
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, Jacksonville, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. With
more than 330 network choices and sixteen prime interconnection
locations, Cologix currently serves over 600 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.
Julia Kendall, +1-720-940-2559 (Office)
Source: Cologix, Inc.