The new Dallas facility marks Cologix’s 12th North American data center, including key carrier hotel locations in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Minneapolis and Dallas.
The move comes a few weeks after Cologix extended its Standard Connections product to its carrier hotel data centers in Dallas, Minneapolis, Montreal and Vancouver.
The 12,000 square foot data center holds more than 300 cabinets and is backed by 3.2 MW of power, sourced from three diverse sub-stations.
Customers in the new data center will be able to directly interconnect with existing customers and more than 25 networks in Cologix’s existing MMR as well as accessing other tenants in the carrier hotel.
The new Dallas data center includes hot aisle containment pods, modular power distribution units and modular In-Row cooling technology.
These features provide customers with rapid power deployments and the ability to dynamically cool equipment specific to the needs of individual cabinets.
Our hot aisle containment and In-Row cooling systems are unique in the Dallas market and provide for enhanced customer experience and efficiency
The expansion into the Dallas-Fort Worth area is also a strong strategic move for Cologix as the area is the fourth largest metro market in the US and is home to twenty Fortune 500 company headquarters.
In addition, Dallas-Fort Worth’s central location and network density makes it a primary Internet peering point and natural location for regional and national network nodes.
“The continued rapid adoption of the cloud by all customer segments is dramatically elevating traffic and network performance requirements, which continues to heighten the value of colocation and interconnection options in the downtown Infomart,” said Cologix CEO Grant van Rooyen. “Cologix is focused on providing our customers network neutral access to broad connectivity options, represented today in this new Dallas inventory.”
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