Cologix Adds New 5 MW Data Center In Vancouver

10:14:54 - 09 September 2019

Responding to consistent demand from cloud and enterprise customers with new 5 MW data center with access to rich ecosystem and connectivity

DENVER, Sept. 5, 2019/PRNewswire/ -- Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale edge data center company, today announced the opening of its new more than42K SQF data center with 5MW of power. VAN3 is located at 2828 Natal Street inVancouver and is the region's largest network neutral data center with direct connectivity to the Cologix operated carrier hotel at 555 Hastings. VAN3 offers connectivity to Amazon Web Services® Direct Connect, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft®Azure ExpressRoute, IBM Cloud and Oracle FastConnect.

To meet growing demand for additional capacity and robust interconnection at the digital edge, Cologix continues to expand its presence inCanada.Vancouveris the third largest city inCanada, has a strong digital content and media industry and acts as a gateway to all Asian markets.

"Tripling our capacity inVancouver, our VAN3 data center is a direct response to the growing demand for highly connected and scalable data center capacity from local digital media-intensive businesses and global cloud players," saidBill Fathers, Chairman and CEO of Cologix. "Vancouver'seconomy has been propelled by film production, content, gaming and high tech companies as well as expansions of global SaaS, cloud and APAC hyperscalers. After VAN2 expansions sold out in six months, we responded by designing and delivering a new purpose-built facility to support high-density customers as they move workloads to the cloud and need direct access to hyperscale cloud providers."

Tethered to Cologix's VAN1 Carrier Hotel, and VAN2, its enterprise-grade annex at 1050 West Pender, VAN3 provides a direct link to VAN1 with access via diverse, scalable metro fiber. VAN3 is about 7KM or about a 20 minute drive from the other data centers.

A Tier III design, constructed, and commissioned facility, VAN3 is a customizable data center, delivering an additional 42K+ SQF toVancouverin a 2-story facility with dedicated, diverse, below-ground fiber connections. It offers 5 MW of capacity for high-density customer needs and up to 20 kW per cabinet with N+1 cooling, and a power system (generator, UPS and PDU) that ensures complete power chain diversity delivered on two independent cords at each cabinet.

Fathers added: "VAN3 cements our position as the leading network and cloud interconnection provider inCanadawith the unique ability to support data sovereignty requirements with our 16 data centers acrossVancouver,TorontoandMontreal."

Customer Quotes

"Cologix has been top-notch in their ability to respond and adjust to our ever-changing needs," said Dean Fogarty, Director of Information Technology at Absolute Software Corporation. "Their 5-star preventative maintenance program, combined with unlimited growth and connectivity options provide for a safe, secure and agile vendor-of-choice for us.  Cologix is not a 'sign-and-forget' service provider.  Their team constantly reaches out to our organization to ensure a strong relationship, while keeping their eye on the pulse of our operations and aid with future endeavors."

"Vancouver Internet Exchange (VANIX) participants need low latency, fast network performance, a safe and reliable environment, and robust connectivity," said Scott Jamison, Director of Engineering Services at VANIX. "We, at VANIX, are a strong, dependable, and diverse group of organizations dedicated to improving the Internet inCanada through collaboration and cooperation. Cologix, through kindly providing VANIX with space, power and fibre, has contributed to make the distributed exchange an oasis of neutrality within the competitive landscape and key technology portal betweenCanada and the world."

Available Capacity in Vancouver

Totaling more than60KSQF and 8 MW of power inVancouver, hyperscale cloud and content providers can build resiliency, add connectivity into their platforms and tap into the vast ecosystem of customers within the Cologix data centers.

"Our new VAN3 facility represents the next step in Cologix's ongoing strategy to invest in and remain the market leader in colocation and interconnection services throughoutCanada," saidSean Maskell, President Cologix Canada. "Our new state-of-the-art, Tier III data center is ready for service, offering a truly unique experience and future proof solutions to meet growing customer demand inVancouver'sbooming economy."

Other VAN3 Highlights

Best available network neutral connectivity: Meet-Me-Rooms (MMRs) within Cologix facilities with access to 20+ unique network provider PoPs onsite and the Vancouver Internet Exchange (VANIX) at VAN1. VAN3 offers two Cologix MMRs with the most available capacity in the market.  

Central location: In Vancouver, VAN3 is 7KM from VAN1 & VAN2 and directly linked to both data centers via a diverse underground fiber ring.

Green Technology: Designed for ultra-efficiency enabling the outside climate to cool the data center for the majority of the year, the chillers utilize state-of-the-art, frictionless, magnetic levitation compressors coupled with built in free cooling coils. Hot aisle containment systems are utilized throughout the data center to achieve a best in class PUE. 

Security: The facility is protected on all sides by a 12 foot K-rated fence, K-rated gates, 94 cameras inside and outside the facility, badge and biometric systems and 24x7 guards located in a highly secure security station with bulletproof protection that ensures customer's critical and confidential equipment and data is protected at all times.

24x7 Remote Monitoring: In addition to onsite 24x7 staff, VAN3 infrastructure is monitored by two geographically diverse network operations centers via state-of-the-art Data Center Information Monitoring (DCIM) system watching over all critical infrastructure as well as each individual customer's power circuits.

Battery Monitoring:  Cologix monitors every single generator and UPS battery every minute of every day.  Cologix utilizes a solution that has more than 20 years of battery data for predictive analytics with patented technology that identifies and preempts potential problems.  Our partner monitors the batteries 24x7 in a dedicated battery NOC, staffed with battery engineers and technicians.

Top certifications and security: SOC 1, SOC 2, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS compliant.

Environmental risk investments:$5 million in seismic upgrades to help protect customers in the event of an earthquake in the tier III constructed facility.

For more information or to request a tour, please contact sales@cologix.com

About Cologix Inc. 
Cologix provides reliable, secure, scalable hyperscale edge data center solutions from 28 prime interconnection hubs and 5 hyperscale capacity facilities across 10 strategic North American markets.  Over 1,600 leading network, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services 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 Ashburn, Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto or Vancouver visit www.cologix.com or email sales@cologix.com. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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