Cologix, provider of secured, scalable colocation data center and interconnection solutions from 25 “prime” interconnection locations across 9 strategic North American edge markets, has been awarded the Tier III certification of Constructed Facility for its new COL3 data center in Columbus, Ohio.

Uptime Institute’s Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility would ensure that the Cologix data center has been constructed as designed. It would also verify that it is capable of meeting the defined availability requirements.

“Customers trust us with their business critical infrastructure and we are committed to delivering a connected, stable, secure and scalable colocation data center environment for them,” said Grant van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cologix. “Part of that process includes designing data centers that pass the Uptime Institute’s rigorous criteria for concurrent Maintainability and we are exceptionally proud of our Operations and Construction teams who worked tirelessly to ensure COL3 was certified in order to ensure our Customers have access to the most sophisticated, protected and connected data center in Columbus.”

The awarded Tier III Certification includes

  • The data center design meets the demands determined by the global parameter system and the norms of the Uptime Institute for Simultaneous Maintenance.
  • Demonstrated redundant delivery path with ability to isolate power & cooling components and perform planned maintenance without suspending the data center’s operations or impacting IT operations.
  • Review of mechanical, structural, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, fuel pumps, networking, and more to ensure systems are built to the intended performance capacity, effectiveness, and reliability.
  • Live system demonstrations under real-world conditions, validating performance.

Cologix COL3 is one of the largest and most advanced colocation data centers in the Columbus region. It is concurrently maintainable and offers scalable power solutions. Further unique attributes would include an EF-4 tornado rating, K-rated perimeter fence and 24×7 guards. The redundancy, scale, security and connectivity would enable Cologix to uniquely address growing market demand ranging from individual cabinets to multi-megawatt deployments.

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