Cologix announces new hyperscale edge brand and expansion plans

North American network-neutral interconnection and hyperscale edge data centre company, Cologix, has announced its commitment and further investment to accelerate the expansion of its hyperscale edge data centre portfolio.

In addition, Cologix have also announced a new name for its hyperscale edge data centres: Scalelogix.  This name captures Cologix’s mission to provide cloud-first products and services that scale digital infrastructure for the hyperscale market at the digital edge.

“As we support our customers’ growing businesses and continue to invest in the digital infrastructure that underpins the growth of the digital economy, Cologix will aggressively expand its hyperscale edge data centre footprint,” said Cologix chief executive officer, Bill Fathers. “We will develop Scalelogix data centres in our current and new markets across North America to match customer demand.

“We have seen exponential growth in applications that need to be located at the very edge of fixed, 5G and public cloud networks and Scalelogix data centres are uniquely able to meet this demand in our markets.”

According to the market study, ‘Hyperscale Data Center Market Size & Share Forecast Report 2021—2027‘ by Global Marketing Insight, the hyperscale data centre market is anticipated to reach a valuation of $60 billion by 2027. The report further states that the hyperscale data center market exceeded $20 billion in 2020, and is projected to grow by 15 per cent CAGR from 2021 to 2027 due to growth in 5G, IoT devices, and the increasing use of online services globally.

Scalelogix data centres are strategically located with carrier hotels and annexes at Cologix campuses, and are highly customisable and interconnected with access to Cologix’s network-dense ecosystem of 600+ networks across North America and 29 cloud onramps, including Amazon Web Services Direct Connect, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, IBM Cloud and Oracle FastConnect.

Cologix currently operates three, multi-tenant Scalelogix data centres in Columbus, OH, and Montreal, Canada, comprising 440,000 sqft and 70 MW of power. Alongside this, they have also announced the intention to build three additional Scalelogix data centers in Ashburn, VA, Columbus, OH, and Silicon Valley, CA, comprising on million sqft and 200 MW of power.

“Scalelogix is Cologix’s answer to meet the growing needs for our customers,” added Fathers. “With its massive scale and integration into the Cologix platform, Scalelogix brings together and connects the digital infrastructure and ecosystem that today’s businesses require for success by leveraging high-speed, ultra-low latency and highly secure access to fixed, 5G and public cloud networks that enable greater application performance and lower overall distribution costs.”

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