Cologix Inc., a network neutral interconnection and colocation provider headquartered in Denver, Colorado, has opened its second Vancouver-based colocation facility, providing an additional 15,000 square feet of inventory at 1050 West Pender Street (VAN 2).
Phase 1 of the data center build-out has been successfully commissioned, including space for 200 cabinets supported by N+1 cooling, redundant UPS systems and N+1 generators. The colocation facility is designed for energy-efficiency, leveraging air-side economizers and a hot air containment system that enables the outside climate to cool the data center for the majority of the year.
Six fiber networks in the building can be accessed through Cologix’s Meet-Me-Room (MMR). Users of the colocation facility also have connectivity options to networks at the carrier hotel six blocks away at 555 West Hastings riding a low latency, dark fiber ring.
Eighteenth DC in North America
“Vancouver is a growing market within the global network traffic map,” said Grant van Rooyen, president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Cologix. “Similar to the other markets that Cologix serves, it’s an emerging technology region that requires a high level of connectivity. We’re making a significant investment in Vancouver to address the void left by underinvestment in downtown data center capacity and the consolidation of network neutral providers by carriers. A strong pre-sales period has validated the market need from both local and global firms.”
1050 West Pender Street is Cologix’s eighteenth colocation facility in North America and its eleventh in Canada. The successful commissioning marks Cologix’s fourth new build in the last 13 months. Cologix is celebrating 1050 West Pender Street’s commission by hosting a networking event bringing together Vancouver’s service providers and buyers on April 23, 2014 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Terminal City Club in downtown Vancouver.