Cologix™ has announced that their 160K SQF, 18+MW data center in Columbus is ready for service. The new facility, known as COL3, is the largest neutral data center in Columbus and is located on the same 8-acre campus as COL1 and COL2, Cologix’s existing data centers.
The Cologix data centers are the most connected facilities in Ohio, offering connectivity to 50+ network service providers (including the Ohio-IX Internet Exchange) and 20+ cloud service providers including access to AWS via the AWS Direct Connect node, providing customers low-latency access to AWS US East 2 region. The facility has been designed with the most sophisticated cloud providers and enterprises in mind. The initial phase is built on a concurrently maintainable design with 2N power and N+1 cooling. Future expansion, that is already underway, will deliver a distributed redundant N+1 power configuration allowing customers to also choose scalable power solutions. COL3 has an EF-4 tornado rating and the entire COL campus is within a K-rated perimeter fence and protected by sophisticated electronic security and 24x7 guards. The redundancy, scale, security, and robust cloud and network connectivity will allow Cologix to uniquely address growing market demand ranging from individual cabinets to multi-megawatt deployments.
Columbus continues to be one of Cologix’s fastest growing markets due to the following reasons:
- Central Location/Easy Access: Proximity to more of the U.S. population than any other major city with 47% of the population within a within 500 miles of the city. Low latency routes provide alternatives to Ashburn, Atlanta and Chicago.
- Key Fiber Hub: Columbus is located at the fiber network cross roads enabling access to 50+ networks within the Cologix data center.
- Key Cloud Hub: 20+ cloud service providers recognize the strategic importance of Columbus and the AWS US East 2 region node is located within the Cologix data center.
- Low Risks: Columbus is not prone to natural disasters.
“Columbus has been one of the fastest growing markets with the Cologix platform due to enterprise demand for robust cloud and connectivity choice,” notes Grant van Rooyen, chief executive officer, Cologix. “Our Columbus data centers are able to support and facilitate large cloud and enterprise deployments and we are proud of the role we play within the technology ecosystem in Columbus and look forward to continued investment in the market.”