Telstra joins Cologix TOR1 data centre in Toronto

Telstra joins Cologix TOR1 data centre in Toronto

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Edge data centre company Cologix has expanded its global reach by partnering with Telstra with a new point-of-presence (PoP) at Cologix’s TOR1 interconnection hub in Toronto, Canada.

The new PoP is Telstra’s first in Canada, giving Cologix and Telstra customers access to low latency connectivity between Canada and Asia Pacific.

“Telstra has provided international connectivity into all of the major economies in APAC for U.S. headquartered businesses for more than two decades, and our move into Canada with the Toronto PoP will now enable Canadian businesses to leverage our world class infrastructure and subsea network to quickly access new growth markets throughout Asia,” said Nicholas Collins (pictured), president of Telstra Americas.

“Cologix’s access to major cloud providers and ecosystem of customers, partners and services makes them a natural partner to help us offer network connectivity across North America through our network node at Cologix’s TOR1 interconnection hub.”

The new PoP will leverage Telstra’s subsea network of more than 400,000km that terminates in 58 data centres in Asia, Europe and the Americas, with access to more than 2,000 PoPs in 200 countries.

“We are happy to partner with Telstra in response to soaring demand across Canada as enterprises quickly accelerate their digital transformations to reach customers, partners and employees,” said Laura Ortman, president & chief revenue officer, Cologix.

“Cologix is committed to delivering the interconnection at the digital edge and partnering with network service providers in network neutral facilities. With increased bandwidth requirements to deliver applications and storage, ultra-low latency connectivity, access to cloud providers and next generation virtualisation tools, such as Cologix Access Marketplace, to help enterprise customers to scale services up and down on demand via a self-service portal and network services providers to market their services to our customers for free.”

Telstra in turn will benefit from Cologix’s TOR1 data centre that features 150+ unique network partner in the onsite Meet-Me-Room (MMR) with more than 200 local customers. It is also home to the Toronto Internet Exchange (TorIX) and holds certifications and security SOC 1, SOC 2, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS compliant.

“We’re proud to be the largest and most connected data center company in Canada with 17 data centres across Canada in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver,” said Sean Maskell, president, Cologix Canada.

“Located at 151 Front Street, Canada’s largest and most important carrier hotel, Cologix’s TOR1 interconnection hub is a prime location for Telstra to enter the Canadian market. With our scalable, secure and reliable infrastructure across Canada, Telstra can quickly grow its business and reach new customers.