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Cologix Acquires COLO-D Hyperscale Data Centers in Canada PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 02 January 2019 07:55

Cologix has acquired COLO-D. This acquisition integrates COLO-D’s best-in-breed Hyperscale Edge campus in Montreal with Cologix’s leading interconnection ecosystem and data center platform. COLO-D adds 50MW of Hyperscale data center capacity to Cologix’s existing Montreal footprint which spans 7 data centers throughout the region. With this integration, Cologix is now the only data center provider to offer Hyperscale ready-for-service capacity combined with unparalleled interconnection solutions. “The COLO-D acquisition is representative of our investment and commitment to offering tethered hyperscale data centers in order to meet and exceed the needs of the rapidly growing hyperscale edge and cloud connectivity markets. COLO-D and Cologix combine the necessary physical infrastructure with the cloud and network onramps to a robust connectivity ecosystem that hyperscalers require,” said Bill Fathers, Chairman and CEO, Cologix. “We welcome Patrick and the COLO-D team to the Cologix family and look forward to collectively growing our business in order to meet customer needs.”

The acquisition solidifies Cologix’s position in Montreal and reinforces their commitment and investment to bring highly connected capacity to the Montreal market in order to serve as the connective tissue supporting the rapid data center growth throughout the province. Cologix will deploy over $500M in data infrastructure investment throughout their Montreal footprint by the end of 2019 including a 12K SQF, N+1, 3MW expansion in their downtown MTL7 data center and an expansion of COLO-D’s D2 data center. Collectively the Companies now offer choice of 80+ networks and direct on-ramps to the leading Hyperscale service providers in the world including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM Cloud. “Montréal represents a fast growing and increasingly strategic market that has already attracted the biggest cloud platforms in the world, with an abundance of very low cost power derived from renewable energy sources,” stated Patrick David, President and CEO, COLO-D. “Cologix has continually demonstrated an unmatched commitment to the needs of the region in terms of data center capacity, resources and infrastructure, and we’re pleased to now be part of their team. The combination with Cologix will further strengthen COLO-D’s market position and allows us to accelerate our growth in this market and beyond.”