Cologix Adds Third Data Center in Dallas

11 Oct 2019 by April Armijo

Cologix, a network-neutral interconnection, and hyperscale edge data center company, has added a third data center in the renowned INFOMART Dallas building, the region's preeminent carrier hotel. The new, state-of-the-art DAL3 data center will come online Q1 2020. The latest 13,000 SQF expansion will support the demands of enterprise customers and cloud service providers.

"Our new interconnection hub will support growing consumer demand for speed and capacity to support immediate access to online banking and healthcare as well as on-demand gaming and apps like Fortnite and Lyft, video and live streaming with services like Netflix, YouTube and other content delivered to smartphones and other connected devices. In addition, Dallas is one of the U.S. metro markets where carriers are in a race to build 5G networks," said Bill Fathers, Chairman, and CEO of Cologix, in a statement

Located at 1950 North Stemmons Freeway, the new facility will utilize Cologix's existing Meet-Me-Room (MMR) and offer diverse fiber paths from customer cabinet/cage space to the MMR. It offers connections to Amazon Web Services Direct Connect, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, IBM Cloud, and Oracle FastConnect.

DAL3 is designed for 3kW/cabinet with higher-density configurations available up to 15 kW/cabinet. It will offer 2.25 MW of power. Cologix claims that DAL3 at the Infomart hosts the largest number of carriers out of any single building in a 900-mile radius with more than 8,700 strands of fiber running into the facility.

According to Cologix, other key features for DAL3 include:

  • Best available network neutral connectivity: 53 unique networks (including to Central America) in the Cologix-controlled Meet-Me-Room. Dual fiber entrances via vaults by individual carrier to Cologix vault.
  • Central location: Infomart Dallas with the largest number of carriers in Southwest U.S.
  • Cooling Technology: Hot aisle containment with chilled water in-row cooling technology with N+1 chillers control data center.

DAL3 joins the 35K SQF of the currently operational DAL1 and DAL2 facilities. It brings about 50K SQF of data center space to Dallas upon completion. The company said that DAL3 is another example of Cologix's continuous investment in the expansion of interconnection hubs. "Fortune 1,000 businesses need access to the best data center and interconnections available, especially when running latency-sensitive applications and accessing cloud compute services. Cologix provides diverse and unique access unparalleled in the industry," added Bill Fathers.

Providing reliable, secure, scalable hyperscale edge data center solutions, Cologix has a presence in 10 strategic North American markets. The company has data centers in Ashburn, Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, New Jersey, Toronto, and Vancouver. The company has recently announced the expansion of its data center campus in Longueuil, outside of Montreal in Quebec.

Author

April Armijo

April Armijo is the Director of operation. She leads operations as well manages provider relationships. April has 20 years in the industry which shows with her extensive knowledge base of telecommunications and IT infrastructure; which allows her to be nimble into the most sensitive, critical details of data center implementations.

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