Cologix has announced that it has successfully completed and commissioned a major expansion to its VAN2 data centre located at 1050 W. Pender St in downtown Vancouver. Customers have immediate access to up to 750kW of new, high density data centre capacity. Local Vancouver businesses have already signed to occupy 25% of the expansion space.

“Technology is a primary driver of Vancouver’s economic growth, with the industry relying on the availability of high quality data centres and interconnection services,” explains Sean Elbe, manager of tech sector development at the Vancouver Economic Commission. “Cologix’s expansion will deliver infrastructure resiliency and enhanced access to service providers within Vancouver, increasing the city’s competitive advantages for local tech businesses.”

A large and growing set of customers, including local businesses and international brands, validate that Cologix’s VAN2 data centre is the most advanced and resilient in the market. The expansion includes the same chimney-based hot air containment system as deployed in the first phase, which allows for power densities in excess of 10kW per cabinet. Customers also have neutral access to 40+ network service and cloud service providers to future proof their IT deployments.

“Vancouver has been one of Cologix’s fastest growing markets,” notes Grant van Rooyen, chief executive officer, Cologix. “We are proud of the role we play to help facilitate connections within the technology ecosystem in Vancouver and look forward to continued investment in the market.”