Cologix, a company with data centers located in Ashburn, Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto and Vancouver, has launched an upgraded version of its Access Marketplace. Through this release, this Cologix Access Marketplace now offers a hub to find and promote services as well as an improved user experience inside Cologix’s customer portal.
“The latest version of Cologix Access Marketplace enables automated connectivity to major cloud providers across our Platform – on-demand, in minutes,” said Bill Fathers, Cologix’s Chairman & CEO. “With our Marketplace API, partners can offer services to grow their businesses through our self-service portal.”
Key Cologix Access Marketplace 3.0 highlights would include:
- Improved visibility to manage multiple connections, monitor performance, and control bandwidth from a single screen; scale up and down in minutes with a click of a button.
- Allows partners to streamline access to multiple cloud providers for faster time to market and reduced OPEX to meet dynamic CSP requirements.
- Create custom profiles and choose what information is available to the public as you promote new and existing services, free of charge.
- Search for local service providers to support your business in the Access Marketplace through the customer portal.
“Beginning with highly-connected facilities, centered on our carrier hotels, Cologix has built a robust ecosystem of carriers, service providers, SaaS providers and enterprises,” said Neal Elinski, General Manager, Cloud and Connectivity Platforms. “While our traditional interconnection services provide a trusted link between these organizations, physical cross-connects are no longer fast or agile enough to keep up demand for instant connectivity. Cologix Access Marketplace 3.0 offers flexible connectivity delivered like a cloud service with increased visibility and control. Our latest evolution allows service
a network-neutral interconnection, ecosystem and hyperscale edge providers to advertise their solutions for free, and our enterprise customers to find and request on- demand network access to those services directly from our self-service portal.”
Cologix’s software-defined interconnection (SDI) solution would enable “simple, scalable, secured” connectivity in minutes via a self-service portal to connect to cloud providers like AWS Direct Connect, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, IBM Cloud and Oracle FastConnect through 25 direct cloud onramps. Users can customize private connectivity to one or multiple clouds from an automated portal to virtually and dynamically provision circuits.