Colocation Company Cologix Launches Its Neutral Cloud Connect Platform

Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection and colocation company, has unveiled Cologix Cloud Connect. Cologix customers have technology choice between public cloud hosting, private cloud and hybrid cloud models as well as vendor choice within each model.

Enterprises interested in public cloud applications can choose from more than 80 pre-approved, direct onramps to cloud services that bypass the public Internet. Cologix offers connectivity choices for protected access to public cloud hosting services including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure Express Route and the Google Cloud Platform.

Cologix’s colocation facility in downtown Vancouver

Cologix customers can also connect to more than 100 cloud hosting services providers operating nodes within Cologix colocation facilities to augment their own internal IT environment. Finally, Cologix continues to build relationships with technology providers who build private cloud environments in Cologix facilities for their end users.

“We have a large and diverse set of enterprise customers, ranging from Fortune 100 to local businesses,” said Graham Williams, chief operating officer (COO), Cologix. “Interestingly, conversations across that wide spectrum have revealed several consistent themes. First, our customers are adopting cloud services selectively to work with their internal systems, as opposed to replacing them altogether. Second, our clients are approaching the space cautiously because they are unsure which service providers and technologies will win out as the market matures.”

100+ Cloud Providers

“In consulting with our customers it is clear to us that choice and low switching costs are every bit as important in the cloud service space as in the network service space,” added Williams. “More than 100 cloud hosting service providers have already deployed nodes with Cologix to make their services available to a new set of customers in our unique markets. These providers realize there is an underserved universe of enterprises in markets like Jacksonville, Montreal and Vancouver that value high performance and protected connections as differentiators.”

Cologix, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, operates densely connected, strategically located colocation facilities in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.