Cologix invests and creates new Asia-Pacific Gateway in Downtown Vancouver with completion of acquisition

Expansion of Canadian footprint continues in response to demand for cloud edge connectivity with addition of fourth Vancouver data center

DENVER, November 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Cologix, North America’s leading network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale-edge data center business, today announced the completion of its acquisition of the interconnection facility located at 175 West Cordova in the Gastown District of Vancouver, with 68K square meters of capacity in the heart of downtown. The plant, now renamed VAN4, will offer 4 MW co-location capacity on 4 floors.

Gastown, Vancouver, Canada.  Home to Cologix's new VAN4 data center, Canada's gateway to AsiaPacific

Gastown, Vancouver, Canada. Home to Cologix’s new VAN4 data center, Canada’s gateway to AsiaPacific

VAN4 – New international gateway to connect Vancouver companies to their customers and suppliers throughout the APAC region.

“175 West Cordova is already the most strategically connected building in Vancouver, home to several international and transcanadian long-distance networks with strong pre-leasing activity for additional transpacific carriers and new hyperscale edge implementations, “said Cologix’s CEO Bill Fathers. “Since we have invested in dark fiber capacity that connects our other 3 Vancouver data centers, VAN1-3, we will invest similarly to bind VAN4.”

This connection gives customers access to over 200 providers, cloud-onramps from Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft® Azure ExpressRoute and Amazon Web Services® Direct Connect and our Cologix Access Marketplace from any of our facilities.

Investment in Vancouver Future

As the vast majority of North American terrestrial fiber networks connect through western Canada to Vancouver, that The city of Vancouver is fast becoming a world-leading hub for data networks and cloud services on a par with such interconnected west coast cities as San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.

Vancouver is a fast-growing and digitally progressive market; digital media, financial services and technology companies are embracing the cloud as part of their digital transformation. VAN4 is a new international gateway that will connect Vancouver based companies to their customers and suppliers across Asia-Pacific region, “he said Laura Ortman, President and Chief Revenue Officer of Cologix.

Cologix is ​​committed to Vancouver as a vital market that enables Canada’s digital transformation. In 2020, Cologix tripled its capacity Vancouver with VAN3, and 5 MW, 42K square meter facility located at 2828 Natal Street and is now continuing its investment with the addition of VAN4.

Fiber connections that connect the world

Vancouver is considered a premier growth site for high-density interconnection, where many of the world’s critical fiber networks already meet, connect and extend across North America.

VAN4 acts as an important interconnection hub for critical network infrastructure, including the primary one Seattle to Vancouver terrestrial long-distance fiber route and Roger’s long-distance fiber network, as well as the future hub of the Cascadia Gateway. Ken Thorpe, CEO and Founder of Cascadia Gateway said: “We at Cascadia Gateway are very pleased to work closely with Cologix at 175 West Cordova as part of our Vancouver/ Seattle Cascadia Fiber Network. We applaud Cologix for their commitment to Vancouver and the possibility of this Asia-Pacific gateway. “

With all major Canadian telecommunications providers already co-located on VAN4, Cologix has expanded its capabilities to provide customers with improved networking and connectivity capabilities, enabling them to reach more customers with expanded network access quickly and on a large scale.

Key highlights:

  • Cologix now offers more than 110,000 square feet of data center space Vancouver

  • VAN4 is a highly scalable co-location facility located 2 blocks from VAN1

  • Provides various connectivity options with all major Canadian networks in the facility, including Bell Canada, Rogers, Shaw, Telus and Zayo

  • Reliable, energy-efficient systems with 100% uptime guarantee and built-in redundancy

  • Robust dark fiber ring creates connected campus across VAN1-3, with plans to expand campus to include VAN4

  • Cologix hosts 75% of Canada’s direct cloud onramps in our data centers, including three in Vancouver with Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft® Azure ExpressRoute and Amazon Web Services®

  • Cologix provides access to all major public cloud providers and networks via the Cologix Access Marketplace for on-demand, virtual connection to onramps

  • Cologix Vancouver provides connection to 50+ unique networks as well as direct access to the Vancouver Internet Exchange, VANIX, on VAN1-3 with plans to support it at VAN4

As an interconnection manager in Canada, Cologix has invested CAD $ 500 + million over three years to grow its Canadian platform, including the construction and expansion of cloud gateways with directly adjacent or annexed peering hubs and hyperscale edge facilities that enable dark fiber connectivity and develop 13 cloud -ramps to access hyper-scale cloud providers directly and privately – all built on the most robust interconnection infrastructure in the country. Cologix’s Canadian interconnect footprint includes 20 data centers.

About Cologix Inc.
Cologix delivers carrier- and cloud-neutral hyperscale edge data centers and services across North America. Cologix is ​​the interconnection hub for cloud service providers, operators and a rich ecosystem of partners looking to deploy edge-to-edge applications across Canada and the US with a growing portfolio of next-generation facilities that meet the unique demands of deep-connect hyper-scale growth . , Cologix offers massive scale and bespoke data center solutions to accelerate customers’ digital transformation. For on-demand connectivity for scaling and control, Cologix Access Marketplace provides fast, reliable, self-service delivery. For a tour of one of our data centers in Ashburn, Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Silicon Valley, Toronto or Vancouver visit www.cologix.com or email sales@cologix.com. Follow Cologix on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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