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January 20, 2014

Cologix Successfully Commissions Phase One of Expanding its Facility in Downtown Montreal



By Carolyn J Dawson
TMCnet Contributor



Cologix recently announced that it has successfully commissioned phase one of the expansion process for its 1155 University facility in Downtown Montreal. The new data center is the company's seventh facility in Montreal; the company is expecting to complete the second and final phase this year. Planned as an extension of the carrier hotel at 1250 Rene Levesque West, the  new 1155 University facility will have a separate fiber ring enabling customers at both facilities to easily interconnect; the fiber ring will support interconnection from more than 100,000 SQF of colocation space. Furthermore, the company's MTL 7 at the new location, even at full capacity can support more than 450 cabinets. Cologix is a leading provider of network neutral interconnection and data center solutions.

In a release, Grant van Rooyen, Chief Executive Officer, Cologix said “Our customers’ growth validates Montreal’s growing importance as a network hub in North America. As the market leader, it is important to us that we facilitate that growth by delivering new network neutral data centers in the region. We have done that by bringing this new facility to Montreal.”

For more than four decades, Syntax has provided support for customers across North America. The company not only implements, but also deploys IT business systems for its customers. A certified Oracle Platinum Partner and also as an IBM (News - Alert) Premier Business Partner, the company focuses on delivering advanced cloud computing solutions. Vice president of Syntax, Kenny Etinson explains that they specialize in offering 500 of their global customers with reliable and scalable solutions. He said that the new Data Center expansion in Cologix’s new 1155 University location will now provide the company's Cloud Computing platform with greater computing and networking scalability.

Maxime Guévin, General Manager, Wholesale and Service carriers to Videotron (News - Alert) Business Solutions said, “Cologix’s new site is a very important part of the supply chain for network providers like Videotron to grow. With the current real estate situation, the construction of data centers in downtown Montreal is a real challenge, and the determination of Cologix to build downtown will be beneficial for the industry.”

The extension to the 1155 University in Montreal will help in addressing rising demand for connectivity; Cologix is currently constructing more than 60,000 SQF of new network neutral data center space across Canada.

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Edited by Ryan Sartor
 
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