Cologix adds Google Cloud Interconnect in Minneapolis hub


Edge data centre company Cologix has announced direct connectivity to Google Cloud Platform through a new onramp Google Cloud Interconnect at its Minneapolis interconnection hub location at 511 11th Avenue South.

Cologix Minneapolis is set to offer direct connectivity to Google Cloud from its four data centres with access to long haul and local fibre routes in the 511 Building.

This is home to Minneapolis/St. Paul’s premier interconnection and peering hub.

With this new onramp to Google’s Dedicated Interconnect, the company said its customers can access higher speed and lower cost connectivity than with VPN, and added that dedicated Interconnect has become the go-to solution to connect on premise data centres with the cloud.

“We are happy to expand private connectivity options in Minneapolis with a new Google cloud onramp for customers,” said Cologix’s President & Chief Revenue Officer Laura Ortman.

“As customers have accelerated their hybrid cloud journeys, direct connectivity to hyperscalers, like Google, provides more secure, reliable and faster connectivity to extend their on-premise and cloud infrastructures with lower network costs.”

To support digital transformations, the new Google onramp enables direct, private connections to bypass the public Internet, predictability and optimised speed with Google’s Dedicated Interconnect, and scalable, densely connected and customisable colocation opportunities.

Located at a  densely-connected network hub in the region, Cologix Minneapolis offers four interconnection facilities with access to:

  • 75+ networks in the Meet-Me-Room (MMR)

  • The Midwest Internet Cooperative Exchange (MICE)

  • Major cloud providers like Google, Microsoft and AWS

  • Scalable ecosystem of 450+ networks and 250+ cloud providers within Cologix’s network-neutral Meet-Me-Rooms across North America