Toronto’s status as one of the most important emerging data center markets in North America took a step forward with new carrier-grade data center capacity that addresses demand resulting from key IT trends. Cologix, a network neutral interconnection and data center company, announced today that it has successfully completed and commissioned a major expansion to its TOR 2 data center located at 905 King St. West. Customers have immediate access to up to 1MW of new high power density data center capacity.

“Toronto is at the forefront of three key trends impacting the data center market: 1) IP traffic interconnecting closer to the edge in emerging markets, 2) enterprises outsourcing data center operations and 3) the rise of hybrid cloud models,” explained Sean Maskell, president, Cologix Canada. “Our TOR 2 expansion is a direct response to the demand Cologix is seeing for high availability, highly connected, neutral retail colocation based on each of these trends.” 

Toronto’s new data center capacity introduces enterprise cage solutions to the technology-forward hot-aisle containment pods and in-row cooling that sets Cologix’s Toronto facilities apart from the competition. Enterprises continue to benefit from access to the largest menu of network and cloud service providers in Toronto via the complementary Meet-Me-Rooms at 905 King St. West and 151 Front St. West, which are directly connected via dark fibre and Metro Connect services.  

“Toronto has become one of the most important markets in North America and has been a high growth market for Cologix,” explained Grant van Rooyen, chief executive officer, Cologix. “We are proud to push the market forward with our new capacity and unique access to dedicated connectivity to public clouds like Microsoft Azure and SoftLayer.”