Telecommunications company Telstra has deployed a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Cologix’s TOR1 colocation data center and interconnection hub in Toronto, Canada. As Telstra’s first network PoP in Canada, Cologix and Telstra customers now have access to “low latency” connectivity between Canada and Asia Pacific.

Telstra owns and operates one of the largest subsea networks of more than 400,000KM that terminates in 58 data centers in Asia, Europe and the Americas, with access to more than 2,000 data center PoPs in 200 countries around the globe. Telstra would currently carry around nearly one-third of all Asia-Pacific Internet traffic.

Cologix’s TOR1 colocation data center is located in one of the most connected buildings in Toronto with 150+ unique network partner in the onsite Meet-Me-Room (MMR) with more than 200 local customers. Cologix Toronto customers have direct connectivity to Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, IBM Cloud and Oracle FastConnect.

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Photo Laura Ortman, Cologix President & Chief Revenue Officer
“We are happy to partner with Telstra in response to soaring demand across Canada as enterprises quickly accelerate their digital transformations to reach customers, partners and employees,” said Laura Ortman, Cologix President & Chief Revenue Officer.

“Telstra has provided international connectivity into all of the major economies in APAC for U.S. headquartered businesses for more than two decades, and our move into Canada with the Toronto PoP will now enable Canadian businesses to leverage our world class infrastructure and subsea network to quickly access new growth markets throughout Asia,” said Nicholas Collins, president of Telstra Americas. “Cologix’s access to major cloud providers and ecosystem of customers, partners and services makes them a natural partner to help us offer network connectivity across North America through our network node at Cologix’s TOR1 interconnection hub.”

With 27 distinct North American cloud onramps, Cologix’s colocation and interconnectivity platform would offer “high-bandwidth, low latency” connectivity for clouds, networks and enterprises to manage workloads and reach remote employees, customers, partners and service providers at the digital edge.

“We are happy to partner with Telstra in response to soaring demand across Canada as enterprises quickly accelerate their digital transformations to reach customers, partners and employees,” said Laura Ortman, Cologix President & Chief Revenue Officer. “Cologix is committed to delivering the interconnection at the digital edge and partnering with network service providers in network neutral facilities. With increased bandwidth requirements to deliver applications and storage, ultra-low latency connectivity, access to cloud providers and next generation virtualization tools, such as Cologix Access Marketplace, to help enterprise customers to scale services up and down on demand via a self-service portal and network services providers to market their services to our customers for free.”

Other key features of the Cologix TOR1 colocation data center would include:

  • Home to the Toronto Internet Exchange (TorIX)
  • Scalable infrastructure with 2N uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), backup generators and redundant chillers with an energy-efficient cooling system using Lake Ontario water to cool the building
  • Central downtown location in Canada’s largest city, Toronto is the country’s business and financial hub
  • Top certifications and security SOC 1, SOC 2, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS compliant
  • Low environmental risks in seismic zone 0 and outside of the floodplain
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