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Cologix acquires Montreal hyperscale data centre firm Colo-D

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Data centre colocation and network solution provider Cologix Inc. has announced the acquisition of Montreal’s Colo-D and its hyperscale data center.

It’s just the latest move by Cologix in Canada, following the announcement that it’s developing a third data centre in Vancouver, bringing the company’s total across Canada to 11. Cologix says it will integrate Colo-D and its Hyperscale Edge campus in Montreal with its own interconnection ecosystem and data centre platform, totalling an additional 50MW of added hyperscale data centre capacity to Cologix’s existing Montreal footprint.

In a Dec. 20 press release, Bill Fathers, chairman and CEO of Cologix, said the acquisition reflects their commitment to “offering tethered hyperscale data centres.”

“Colo-D and Cologix combine the necessary physical infrastructure with the cloud and network onramps to a robust connectivity ecosystem that hyperscalers require,” said Fathers.

He also indicated that Cologix will deploy over $500 million in data infrastructure investment throughout their Montreal footprint by the end of 2019. Collectively, Fathers said Cologix and Colo-D now offer a choice of 80+ networks and direct on-ramps to the leading Hyperscale service providers in the world including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and IBM Cloud.

Montreal represents a fast-growing and strategic market for some of the biggest cloud platforms in the world thanks to its low cost power and access to data centres, said Patrick David, president and CEO of Colo-D.

“Cologix has continually demonstrated an unmatched commitment to the needs of the region in terms of data center capacity, resources and infrastructure, and we’re pleased to now be part of their team. The combination with Cologix will further strengthen Colo-D’s market position and allows us to accelerate our growth in this market and beyond,” explained David.