Cologix has expanded its data center footprint in Canada through the acquisition of Metro Optic. The deal adds data center facilities in Montreal and Toronto, as well as diverse, high-fiber-count dark fiber links between the two campuses as well as the multiple public cloud on-ramps that are hosted in existing Cologix interconnection hubs. Cologix also gains access to more than 30 additional carriers with submarine cable connections into Montreal.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition is the second Cologix has made recently in Canada, following the purchase of COLO-D last December (see “Cologix targets hyperscale data center customers with COLO-D acquisition”). The newly acquired facilities include an interconnection hub in downtown Montreal near Cologix’s MTL3 at 1250 Rene Leveque, with connectivity between the two sites, as well as a hyperscale-capacity data center in Markham, ON, just outside of Toronto. This Tier III faciity offers connectivity to Cologix’s 151 Front Street meet-me room (MMR).
“We are thrilled to continue our investment in our Canadian footprint by adding an additional interconnection hub in Montreal and our eleventh data center in that market. The metro dark fiber assets enable us to connect our entire campus there, and provide enterprises with low-cost access to AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, and Google Cloud. We are also pleased to be adding Hyperscale edge capacity in Toronto, with unique connectivity to Cologix’s MMR in 151 Front Street,” said Bill Fathers, chairman and CEO of Cologix. “This acquisition allows us to maximize the value and efficiency of our Montreal footprint by offering Hyperscale capacity, access to robust interconnection hubs and now also the underlying infrastructure to connect those entities.”
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