Data center company Cologix has expanded the total capacity of one of its Montreal data centers, in downtown Montreal at 1155 Robert-Bourassa Boulevard. Known as MTL7, the addition of 2.5MW increases the capacity at this data center to 3.1 MW within 26,000 square feet. Cologix’s data center capacity in Montreal now exceeds 100MW.

In Montreal, Cologix offers 10 data centers and direct on-ramps to cloud services hyperscalers such as AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud and Oracle.

“We continue to invest in Montreal to support our enterprise, wholesale and hyperscale customer needs,” said Bill Fathers, CEO of Cologix. “With low cost, hydro-powered renewable energy, strong government incentives and major cloud provider investment, Montreal is an important market for Cologix and we will continue to invest and grow in the region and across Canada. This expansion is another step in response to customer demands for robust connectivity to Cologix’s rich ecosystem, flexible options for space and power, and automated tools to allow our customers to control, scale and flex workloads in a matter of minutes, simply and seamlessly.”

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“With low cost, hydro-powered renewable energy, strong government incentives and major cloud provider investment, Montreal is an important market for Cologix,” said Bill Fathers, CEO of Cologix.

In Montreal, Cologix would offer access to more than 100 networks with “low latency” connectivity via high-count, diverse, scalable fiber and direct access to Montreal at Cologix’s MTL3 facility, located at 1250 Rene-Levesque West and 875 St-Antoine at the two Montreal carrier hotels.

“Montreal is a global hub for hyperscale and cloud companies,” said Sean Maskell, President of Cologix Canada. “Cologix offers secure, flexible, low latency connectivity for enterprise and hyperscale customers with close proximity to New York City, Chicago and other northern U.S. cities. With low cost, green hydropower, Montreal’s importance will continue to grow as local and global companies seek to reduce their carbon footprints.”

Key features for the Cologix MTL7 data center would include:

  • Network connectivity – Direct access 100+ network providers via Metro Connect & Meet Me Room (MMR) in Montreal at Cologix‘s MTL3 facility, located at 1250 Rene-Levesque West as well as connectivity to the Montreal Internet Exchange (QIX).
  • Central location – In downtown Montreal, MTL7 is a purpose-built facility with direct, unfettered access to on-ramps to major cloud providers.
  • Certifications and security – SOC 1, SOC 2 and PCI-DSS compliant.
  • Low environmental risks – Low seismic zone and outside of the floodplain.

Cologix has its “hyperscale edge” data center facilities located across 10 strategic North American markets. Its data centers are available in Ashburn, Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto, and Vancouver.

The news follows the announcement of Cologix securing $500 Million of additional ‘growth capital’ investment from Abu Dhabi-based global investment firm, Mubadala. Mubadala’s investment is in partnership with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, which will remain the majority shareholder in Cologix. The partnership will see the two investment companies collaborate to support Cologix’s “ambitious” growth strategy.

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