Expanding its presence in Canada, Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection, and hyperscale edge data center company, announced the opening of its new data center. Located at 2828 Natal Street in Vancouver, VAN3 is a Tier III design, customizable data center, delivering an additional 42K SQF to Vancouver in a 2-story facility. It offers 5 MW of capacity for high-density customer needs and up to 20 kW per cabinet with N+1 cooling.
“Our new VAN3 facility represents the next step in Cologix’s ongoing strategy to invest in and remain the market leader in colocation and interconnection services throughout Canada,” said Sean Maskell, President Cologix Canada, in a statement. “Our new state-of-the-art, Tier III data center is ready for service, offering a truly unique experience and future proof solutions to meet growing customer demand in Vancouver’s booming economy.”
The new facility is expected to meet the ever-increasing demand for additional capacity and robust interconnection at the digital edge. The company informed that its VAN3 data center is "a direct response to the growing demand for highly connected and scalable data center capacity from local digital media-intensive businesses and global cloud players."
"Vancouver's economy has been propelled by film production, content, gaming and high tech companies as well as expansions of global SaaS, cloud and APAC hyperscalers. After VAN2 expansions sold out in six months, we responded by designing and delivering a new purpose-built facility to support high-density customers as they move workloads to the cloud and need direct access to hyperscale cloud providers," said Bill Fathers, Chairman and CEO of Cologix, in a statement.
According to the company, it is the region's largest network-neutral data center with direct connectivity to the Cologix operated carrier hotel at 555 Hastings. VAN3 is 7KM from VAN1 & VAN2 and directly linked to both data centers via a diverse underground fiber ring. It offers connectivity to Amazon Web Services Direct Connect, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, IBM Cloud, and Oracle FastConnect.
Cologix has a presence in 10 strategic North American markets. It has 11 data centers in Canada across Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto. It also has facilities in the US, in Columbus, Dallas, Minneapolis, New Jersey, and Jacksonville.