Cologix acquires Canadian data connection facilities

Thursday March 7, 2019 0 comments Tags: Denver, Cologix, Metro Optic, Bill Fathers

DENVER -- Cologix has acquired Montreal-based infrastructure provider Metro Optic and its data center facilities in Montréal, QC and Toronto, ON.Cologix_logoUSE

In addition to adding data center capacity, Cologix said the acquisition also strengthens its ability to support its wholesale, carrier and Hyperscale customers by providing diverse, high strand count dark fiber between their data center campuses and to the multiple public cloud on-ramps that are hosted in existing Cologix owned interconnection hubs.

Cologix will also gain 30+ new carriers with unique sub-sea cable routes into Montréal and adds to its existing colocation and network connectivity hubs with data centers in Montréal and Toronto.

“We are thrilled to continue our investment in our Canadian footprint by adding an additional interconnection hub in Montreal and our eleventh data center in that market,” said Bill Fathers, Cologix chair and CEO.

“The metro dark fiber assets enable us to connect our entire campus there, and provide enterprises with low-cost access to AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud and Google Cloud. We are also pleased to be adding Hyperscale edge capacity in Toronto, with unique connectivity to Cologix’s MMR in 151 Front Street.

“This acquisition allows us to maximize the value and efficiency of our Montreal footprint by offering Hyperscale capacity, access to robust interconnection hubs and now also the underlying infrastructure to connect those entities.”

“We are excited to join the largest Hyperscale and interconnection company in Canada,” said Michael Bucheit, Metro Optic CEO. “Cologix is closely aligned with our core vision to offer our customers extended geographic reach and hyperscale cloud access in key North American markets while maintaining network, data center and carrier neutrality.”

Cologix acquired Hyperscale data center provider COLO-D, in December 2018, combining a unique product of Hyperscale Edge capacity from their data centers with robust interconnection diversity from Cologix’s existing footprint of seven interconnection data centers throughout the city.

This latest acquisition adds a new interconnection hub in downtown Montréal, located near Cologix’s MTL3 (1250 Rene Leveque) data center with connectivity between the two sites. It also adds Hyperscale capacity data center in Markham, ON, just outside Toronto.