Cologix opens second Vancouver data center to better serve emerging tech market in region

By: InnovatioNews Wednesday March 26, 2014 0 comments Tags: Cologix, Denver, Grant van Rooyen

DENVER - Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection and data center company, announced it is opening a second Vancouver, British Columbia location to better serve Canada's third-largest market.

Cologix said Vancouver is home to more than 2 million people and has a rich base of technology companies. But local and national companies wanting to route additional business through Vancouver have found limited network-neutral colocation options downtown.

"Vancouver is a growing market within the global network traffic map," said Grant van Rooyen, Cologix president and CEO. "Similar to other markets that Cologix serves, it's an emerging technology region that requires a high level of connectivity.

"We're making a significant investment in Vancouver to address the void left by underinvestment in downtown data center capacity and the consolidation of network-neutral providers by carriers."

Cologix said as of the March 25 opening date, 25 percent of the facility's Phase 1 space had already been sold.

The new location in Vancouver is Cologix's 18th data center in North America and 11th in Canada.

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