Data center developer/operator Cologix has broken ground on a new 120MW mega colocation facility in Ashburn, in Northern Virginia. It’s another example of Cologix’s new “hyperscale edge data centers” enabling massive deployments at scale as well as deep connectivity “at the very digital edge.”
Cologix’s new one million square-foot data center campus in Ashburn would bring together massive scale and ample interconnection opportunities. It includes a peering hub and the ability for hyperscalers to design their own space.
“Cologix’s new peering hub in the Ashburn market will be critical to meet the growing demands of edge cloud traffic,” said Steve Smith, CEO of Zayo. “Coupled with Zayo’s unique, low latency long-haul network footprint that includes our new route from Columbus to Ashburn, this digital infrastructure will drive the next evolution in carrier and cloud connectivity.”
16 Data Halls Upon Completion
Located at 21673 Beaumeade Circle in the heart of the fastest growing data center market in North America, this new, “innovative” two-story colocation facility will include 16 data halls upon completion. Called Cologix ASH1, the first phase will offer six data halls across approximately 350K square feet.
Designed to meet ‘Tier III’ standards, the colocation facility would showcase a “robust, scalable and reliable” infrastructure to meet the unique requirements for hyperscalers, carriers and cloud service providers (CSPs). The Ashburn Cloud Campus complements Cologix’s existing hyperscale edge data centers in Montreal, Quebec, Columbus, Ohio and Vancouver, British Columbia.
“We are excited about Cologix’s innovative digital infrastructure model at one of North America’s largest interconnection points,” said Ivo Ivanov, International CEO of DE-CIX. “DE-CIX is looking forward to supporting Cologix’s expansion in Ashburn with access to peering and cloud onramps to major hyperscalers and their customers.”
Data Centers, Cages, Cabinets
Cologix’s ‘hyperscale edge’ facilities can meet diverse clients’ needs with solutions ranging from cabinets and cages, to data halls, to entire data centers or clusters of data centers dedicated to the needs of a few clients.
With 27 distinct North American cloud onramps, this platform offered by Cologix would offer high-bandwidth, low latency connectivity for clouds, networks and enterprises to manage workloads and reach remote employees, customers, partners and service providers “at the digital edge.”
“As we look at the next ten years, we know the data center annex models of the past will not deliver enough capacity along with ultra-low latency at the right price point to support cloud provider requirements and explosive demand,” said Bill Fathers, Chairman and CEO, Cologix. “To accommodate massive volumes of new applications and data, we reimagined how to deploy workloads as close as possible to the edge of networks. Deploying vast clusters of servers at the very network edge rather than remote locations improves performance and lowers costs. In Ashburn, we are able to support hyperscale growth as well as deep connectivity with our interconnection hub, providing a high performance, cost-effective alternative for cloud service providers and carriers along with a rich ecosystem.”