Cologix adds AWS Direct Connect onramp at its VAN3 data center

March 4, 2024
The new location offers dedicated 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps connections.

The network neutral interconnection and data center company Cologix announced on Feb. 29 that a new AWS Direct Connect onramp is now available at its VAN3 digital edge data center in Vancouver, Canada, marking the company’s second AWS Direct Connect onramp at Cologix data centers in the Vancouver market.

President and general manager of Cologix Canada, Sean Maskell, said in a press release, “Cologix’s VAN3 digital edge data center provides an ideal location for enterprises looking to enhance their connectivity to AWS. This expansion further solidifies our commitment to supporting the growth trends of digital migration to the cloud, 5G networks, and high-density compute needs of AI and ML applications and data, offering secure and high-performance connections to AWS services.”

The new AWS Direct Connect location offers dedicated 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps connections, with security provided by MACsec encryption. Cologix reports that, by connecting their networks to AWS in VAN3, companies gain private, direct access to all AWS regions (with the exception of China), AWS GovCloud regions, and AWS local zones.

Cologix reports that its Van3 data center, along with its four other Vancouver data centers, is ISO 27001 certified and compliant with HIPAA, SOC1, SOC2, and PCI standards. 

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