Cologix to add 40MW data centre to Ohio campus


Cologix is planning to expand its campus with its COL4 data centre site in Columbus, Ohio.

The company said it will add 40MW, which will bring Cologix's total planned capacity in Columbus to approximately 70MW. Financial details of the expansion were not revealed.

Cologix plans to deploy over 200MW of total capacity in the Columbus market over the next few years.

"We have seen a surge in demand for our existing facilities that include a 32MW hyperscale edge facility built less than 2-years ago,” said Bill Fathers, CEO, Cologix.

“In response to accelerated demand for cloud connectivity at the edge, Columbus is a priority to expand our hyperscale edge footprint.

“The market has been bolstered by Google Cloud, AWS and Facebook deploying major footprints in the area."

At its COL2 and COL3 data centre facilities, Cologix is also adding direct connectivity to Google Cloud through a new Google Cloud Interconnect (GCI) onramp. Google Cloud also plans to expand its presence by adding compute capacity at COL3.

Cologix is building its next hyperscale edge data centre, COL4 that will offer scale and interconnection to meet next-generation cloud infrastructure requirements and the ability for hyperscalers to tailor space requirements. 

This land acquisition provides greenfield space to the network-neutral data centre campus in Columbus for the company to continue its cloud deployments at the edge.

"This land acquisition is in direct response to our customer needs in Columbus and supports Cologix's growth strategy to build an additional, cloud-first data centre directly adjacent to our existing cloud campus in Columbus," said Matt Spencer, Cologix's CTO.

"It makes sense for us to build another hybrid, build-to-suit interconnection hub, offering a cost-effective, ultra-low latency facility for cloud providers and carriers to support digital infrastructures at the network edge."

Cologix Columbus has dark fibre network access to each of Ohio's 88 counties and offers direct connectivity to Google Cloud from its three existing data centres.