Cologix’s customers will get direct and private access to the Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute ecosystem in both of the company’s Toronto data centers. Access to Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute will soon be expanded to include all seven of Cologix’s data centers across Montreal.
The primary Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute onramps represent one of two in Toronto and will be the first in Montreal.
Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute provides a private connection between a customer’s IT deployment and Microsoft Azure. ExpressRoute connections bypass the public Internet. This would offer more reliability, faster speeds and lower latencies than typical Internet connections.
“Our recent investments in bringing local cloud regions to Canada demonstrate Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to supporting the growth of innovation for Canada’s technology future,” said Janet Kennedy, president of Microsoft Canada. “Cologix has a strong connectivity presence in Toronto and Montreal that provides customers and partners access to the Microsoft Azure cloud via ExpressRoute.”
Cologix provides scalable data center and interconnection solutions from 24 prime interconnection locations across 9 strategic North American edge markets.
“Our collaboration with Microsoft to enable ExpressRoute in Toronto and Montreal brings a new and enhanced option for enterprises who wish to access Microsoft Azure services supporting data residency inside Canada,” said Graham Williams, chief operating officer (COO) of Cologix. “We applaud Microsoft’s ongoing investment into Canada. As Canada’s largest neutral colocation and interconnection provider, we are excited to introduce the benefits of ExpressRoute to the largest community of potential Canadian users.”