Cologix, a network neutral interconnection and colocation company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, has announced that the first phase of its 28,000 square feet “MIN3” data center, located in the 511 11th Avenue carrier hotel, has successfully passed a rigorous commissioning test and is now ready for service.
Cologix’s MIN3 data center is strategically located in downtown Minneapolis, with direct access to a wide range of network service providers via Cologix’s Meet-Me-Room. The facility is in the process of receiving Tier III certification by the Uptime Institute and is already approved for the State of Minnesota’s sales tax incentive program, whereby customers deploying qualifying new equipment or software in the data center are eligible for a sales tax rebate on those purchases. The site operates under the same controls that have already been certified under SOC2 Type2 (SSAE16) standards.
Phase I of Cologix’s new data center supports more than 250 cabinet equivalents. The site is supported by 2N UPS and generator infrastructure as well as N+1 cooling infrastructure, which has additional flexibility added into the design to accommodate high density applications. The second phase is prepped and available for rapid construction leveraging the base infrastructure in Phase I.
“The enterprises we talk to that are evaluating moving to a colocation model want to future proof their investment with access to numerous network and cloud services with zero switching costs,” said Grant van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Cologix. “We built our new data center downtown because it is minutes from anywhere in the metro area and because we can allay our customer’s concerns over technology change by connecting them to the largest network and cloud ecosystem in the region already established at the 511 11th building.”
MIN3 is Cologix’s twenty-first data center in its North American platform, spanning in total more than 500,000 square feet of data center space.