Cologix, a network neutral interconnection and data center company, started construction on a 160K SQF, 18+MW data center on its current 8 acre campus in Columbus, Ohio.
According to company officials, “the new $130M+ facility will become Columbus's largest neutral data center and will be directly linked to Cologix's existing data centers which are the most connected facilities in Ohio, offering connectivity to 45+ network service providers, 20+ cloud service providers and the Ohio-IX Internet Exchange."
Grant van Rooyen, CEO, Cologix said, “Cologix's position as the leading data center and interconnection provider in Columbus has provided a unique perspective on key trends in the market. Large enterprises are increasingly interested in outsourcing internal data centers with an eye toward leveraging cloud services for some aspects of their IT systems. Until now, there has not been a neutral facility in Columbus that can combine connectivity with the scale that can support large cloud and enterprise deployments, and we are excited to address that need with our new data center."
"The Cologix data center expansion brings more jobs to this state-of-the-art facility while expanding Ohio's fast-growing cloud computing capacity. This rapid development strengthens services that make Ohio even more attractive to businesses across sector lines by giving them nearby access to the new tools of the digital economy," said John Minor, President/Chief Investment Officer of JobsOhio.
"Columbus is the fastest growing metro market in the Midwest in population, jobs and GDP. Cologix's expansion investment at the same time reinforces Columbus's regional importance in the telecom and cloud sectors and offers access to a range of services that help enable our local businesses to be competitive in the global economy," said Kenny McDonald, President/CEO of Columbus 2020.