There is no longer a false choice between connectivity and highly redundant infrastructure for those looking for data center services in Jacksonville. Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection and data center company, announced that it has completed its $7M upgrade project to its JAX1 data center at 421 W. Church St. in Jacksonville, FL. Cologix’s data center at 421 W. Church, which is the most connected data center in the region and home to carriers riding the new subsea cables landing in Jacksonville, now has room for growth and is supported by brand new N+1 electrical and cooling infrastructure.

Cologix acquired the data center at 421 W. Church in September 2013 and has since redesigned and added capacity to the facility. The interconnection site now has nearly double the available capacity, including options for private network cages and private suites. Since Cologix entered the Jacksonville market, it has also supplemented its presence with the 2014 acquisition of Colo5, the leading enterprise data center provider in the region. Cologix is currently in the process of adding 4MW of power to the former Colo5 facility (JAX2) to support continued growth for its customers.

“Cologix is proud to be at the epicenter of the disruption in international traffic in Jacksonville,” say Grant van Rooyen, chief executive officer, Cologix. “We are bringing new investment, redundancy and carriers to the market to secure Jacksonville’s position as part of the Internet’s ’New Edge’ and attract content, cloud and financial players from across North America to supplement or rethink their LATAM network strategies.”

Tower Cloud, one of the largest wireless backhaul and high-speed networking providers in the Southeast United States, recognizes the importance of Cologix’s investment in its Jacksonville data center. “Tower Cloud continues to make significant investment in building fiber throughout Florida and Cologix’s recent upgrades allow us to confidently offer solutions from our Metro Network deployed in their Jacksonville data center,” said George Townsend, SVP Business Development for Tower Cloud.

Recently, Cologix enabled customers to take advantage of the best of their carrier hotel and enterprise-grade facilities by completing a dark fiber ring connecting Cologix’s two data centers. Now enterprise customers can access the carrier density and new subsea cable systems PoP’d with Cologix at 421 W. Church, while network service providers have a broader set of network buyers immediately available and on-net at 4800 Spring Park Road. The dark fiber network supports Cologix’s Metro Connect services, which include passive wave services (DWDM) and lit Ethernet services.