Network-neutral data center company Cologix has acquired Montreal-based infrastructure provider Metro Optic with data centers located in Montreal, QC and Toronto, ON. The addition of Metro Optic’s data centers to its portfolio follows Cologix’s acquisition of hyperscale data center provider, COLO-D, in December of 2018.
The acquisition would strengthen Cologix’s ability to support its wholesale, carrier and hyperscale customers by providing diverse, high strand count dark fiber between their data center campuses and to the multiple public cloud on-ramps that are hosted in existing Cologix owned interconnection hubs. Cologix also gains 30+ new carriers with unique subsea cable routes into Montreal.
“We are thrilled to add an additional interconnection hub in Montreal, our eleventh data center in that market,” said Bill Fathers, Chairman and CEO of Cologix. “The metro dark fiber assets enable us to connect our entire campus there, and provide enterprises with low-cost access to AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud and Google Cloud. We are also pleased to be adding Hyperscale edge capacity in Toronto, with unique connectivity to Cologix’s MMR in 151 Front Street. This acquisition allows us to maximize the value and efficiency of our Montreal footprint by offering Hyperscale capacity, access to robust interconnection hubs and now also the underlying infrastructure to connect those entities.”
“We are excited to join the largest Hyperscale and interconnection company in Canada,” said Michael Bucheit, CEO of Metro Optic. “Cologix is closely aligned with our core vision to offer our customers extended geographic reach and hyperscale cloud access in key North American markets while maintaining network, data center and carrier neutrality.”
Cologix’s acquisition of hyperscale data center provider COLO-D, in December of 2018, has combined ‘hyperscale edge’ capacity from COLO-D’s data centers with the interconnection diversity from Cologix’s existing footprint of seven interconnection data centers throughout Montreal.
The acquisition of Metro Optic adds a new interconnection hub in downtown Montreal, located near Cologix’s MTL3 (1250 Rene Leveque) data center with connectivity between the two sites and also adds Hyperscale capacity data center in Markham, ON, just outside of Toronto, designed to ‘Tier III’ standards with connectivity back to Cologix’s 151 Front Street MMR.