Cologix, a colocation and interconnection provider headquartered in Denver, Colorado, has closed a transaction to acquire DataCenter.BZ in Columbus, Ohio. DataCenter.BZ operates two enterprise-grade, network neutral data centers across 32K SQF of raised floor in a wholly-owned, purpose-built facility.
The acquisition is the 8th for Cologix since inception in 2011 and adds a prominent position in the 15th largest city in the United States to Cologix’s North American colocation platform, which now supports more than 700 customers, offering choice of access to more than 350+ unique networks.
The Columbus Metro area is home to five Fortune 500 companies and was recently ranked in the Top 10 friendliest cities to small business by Thumbtack and the Kaufman Foundation. The transaction includes 5 acres of land, all buildings and mission critical facilities, 100+ customers, significant metro conduit and dark fiber assets, and in excess of $5 million of run rate EBITDA.
Designed to Tier IV standards
“DataCenter.BZ is a truly unique blend of an interconnect hub and an enterprise-grade data center designed to Tier IV standards with high touch local support,” said Grant van Rooyen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cologix. “That, combined with Columbus’s growing recognition as a vibrant and dynamic market, gives us great confidence in the benefits this acquisition will yield for the Cologix platform.”
Cologix now operates network neutral data centers in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. The company recently doubled its colocation footprint in its facility in downtown Minneapolis.