Cologix buys Zayo data centre and opens another

Cologix buys Zayo data centre and opens another

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North American data centre services firm Cologix has acquired an interconnection facility from Zayo Group in Vancouver and is opening another data centre in Toronto.

Zayo Group Holdings will continue leasing space from the downtown Vancouver facility to serve its own and Cologix's customers with connectivity services.

Located at 175 West Cordova Street, with more than 65,000 sq ft of space, Vancouver will also see an extra 4.2 MW of additional capacity added.

The firm's new TOR4 facility adds 50,000 sq ft and 10MW of power capacity to its portfolio.

Near downtown Toronto in Markham, TOR4 offers diverse dark fibre connectivity to TOR1, located at 151 Front Street at the city’s primary carrier hotel.

The new facility also offers expansion capacity in response to the growing cloud edge in Canada, said the firm.

“We continue to invest in deep connectivity and scale in Canada in response to accelerated demand for cloud deployments at the network edge,” said Cologix CEO Bill Fathers (pictured).

“The site acquisition in the heart of downtown Vancouver, where data centre space is in short supply, fits into Cologix’s interconnection growth strategy by continuing to expand our Canadian footprint to support edge cloud traffic growth,” said Fathers.

The value of the two Canadian investments has not been disclosed.

Cologix's data centres are located at Ashburn, Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Silicon Valley, Toronto and Vancouver.